JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2008 FEATURED ARTICLESAmena Hassan
The International Collaborations in Behavioral and Social Science was the focus of discussion in late January at a public briefing held at the National Academy of Sciences to launch the volume.
The APA Council of Representatives adopted as APA policy a Resolution Against Genocide which was co-sponsored by the Committee on International Relations in Psychology (CIRP) and the Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA), who developed it in response to the ongoing humanitarian and political crises in the Darfur region of the Sudan.
The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) has brought together a remarkable group of psychologist and international student contributors who share their unique expertise and insights in this volume.
SENIOR DIRECTOR'S COLUMN
- SENIOR DIRECTOR'S COLUMN: What is on Your Mind?
Some of the concerns that APA's Council of Representatives reflected on at a few meetings were measures to increase inclusiveness in governance, awareness training in diversity; programs and policy statements to help psychology address pressing global issues and activities to support defining priorities and strategic goals.
By Merry Bullock, PhD
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE...
- An Interview with 2008 APA President Alan Kazdin
An interview with the 2008 APA President, Alan E. Kazdin, the John M. Musser Professor of Psychology and Child Psychiatry at Yale University and Director of the Yale Parenting Center and Child Conduct Clinic, an outpatient treatment service for children and families.
By Amena Hassan
- 2008 CIRP Chair Steven Quintana Looks Ahead
This Q and A outlines Dr. Quintana’s plans and aspirations for the Committee on International Relations in Psychology (CIRP) for the coming year.
By Amena Hassan
- APA Elected to UN-NGO Executive Board
APA was elected to the Executive Board of the Council of NGOs in Consultative Relations at the United Nations (CONGO).
- International Book Reviews: A New Series Features Selected Reviews from PsyCritiques
Psychology International has teamed up with PsyCritiques' editor, Danny Wedding, to highlight and reprint articles that focus on international research or internationally relevant issues in psychology.
- Getting to Know the Newest Members of CIRP
In the following article, Pamela E. Flattau, PhD, Guerda Nicolas, PhD, and Laura R. Johnson, PhD, describe, in their own words, their backgrounds in psychology and the work they have done internationally.
- Mental Health and HIV/AIDS Programs in Africa
Poor access to mental health care for people infected and affected by HIV combined with poor access to HIV prevention, care and treatment for people with mental health needs were key themes discussed at a World Federation for Mental Health
By John R. Anderson, PhD
- Global Science Forum Develops Steps for Decreasing Research Misconduct
During a workshop held by the Global Science Forum (GSF) of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Tokyo last February, specific steps were made to lessen the prevalence of research misconduct.
- Resolution Against Genocide
Throughout human history and continuing to the present, the issue of genocide or mass violence has been a devastating reality (Staub, 2000). Psychology is in a unique position to both inform our understanding of the causes and solutions to genocide (Munn, 2006; Sternberg, 2003).
- Collaboration in Sri Lanka
Serendib – from whence comes the word serendipity – is the ancient Arab name for Sri Lanka.
By Jeanne Marecek
- Grzelak and Reykowski Receive Morton Deutsch Awards
The 2008 recipients for the Morton Deutsch Award for Social Justice are two social scientists from Poland, who played key roles during the 1989 Polish Roundtable Negotiations. Dr. Janusz Grzelak was part of the negotiation team of the solidarity movement, and Dr. Janusz Reykowski negotiated on behalf of the communist regime at that time.
PSYCHOLOGY IN ACTION
- Holocaust Victims Honored at UN Remembrance Day
In 2005, the General Assembly of the United Nations decided that January 27th would mark an annual day of international commemoration to honor victims of the Holocaust victims.
By Florence L. Denmark
- Case Closed: Beth Cohen Discusses her Research on Holocaust Survivors
Dr. Beth Cohen is both a psychologist and a social historian who has studied and researched the subject of Jewish refugees who settled in the United States after World War II.
By Beth Cohen