MAY 2008 FEATURED ARTICLES
APA and British Psychological Society Meet to Sign Memorandum of Understanding by Psychology International Staff
The group of presidents talked about priorities and many issues were raised during the meeting about crises across the globe and how psychology could play a role in alleviating world-wide ordeals.
Florence Denmark, lead APA representative to the United Nations, reported on APA’s activities at the U.N., including a discussion of “Psychology Day” at the U.N. Other topics discussed included CIRP strategic goals, presidential grand challenge initiatives, and APA’s role in international quality assurance.
A number of psychology groups around the world are working to educate professionals and the public about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues, to counter a conception that associates these with disease or illness, and to promote policies that affirm positive mental health in these populations.
SENIOR DIRECTOR'S COLUMN
- Senior Director's Column: Psychology Then and Now
The strong attention paid to multiculturalism in the US reminds psychology that there are vast cultural differences in meaning, value, and behavior that need to merit serious attention in our theories, models, and explanations.
- How Can Students Become Involved in UN Work?
Hundreds of students each year get international experience as UN interns for a semester or summer. Though the UN typically pays no salary, such internships are highly competitive, because the number of interested students far exceeds the strictly limited number of “badges” needed to enter UN premises.
- Workshop on Publishing at the United Nations
Experts working with the United Nations devote much of their time to talking or listening about timely issues, but their writing is typically limited to internal technical reports--so the publication of their work to a larger audience is a valued goal.
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE...
- Transportable Psychology New Ways to Fund International Research
There are several places to find funding specific to behavioral and social sciences research. One within APA is FundSource, put together by the Decade of Behavior.
- The Brazilian Association of Psychology Education (ABEP) A Different Approach to the Teaching and Education of Psychology
This forum is the place where ABEP establishes most of its partnerships to consolidate actions of interest to psychology.
- Psychology in Yemen
Developing short and long-term programs requires adapting research knowledge and experience obtained from regional and international sources to be appropriate to the Yemeni landscape and to accelerate Yemeni progress in the field.
- Confessions of a Peripatetic Psychologist
One salient advantage of international meetings is that they are often small enough to allow one to interact with some of the leading figures in the field.
- Overview of the International Society for the Psychology of Science and Technology (ISPST)
In 2008, ISPST launched the world’s only peer-reviewed publication outlet for research, theory, review, and commentary focused on the psychology of science and technology.
- Collaborate! The Developing & Deepening of International Collegial Relationships
Tips for those wishing to expand their careers to include being invited to lecture at foreign Universities, do presentations or workshops for organizations in other countries, or to collaborate in multi-cultural research.
- Psychology International--Announcements
Call for Nominations/Grant Applications; APA Offers Travel Awards for APA Members to Attend International Conferences and for International Affiliates to Attend Convention. Deadline: Extended to June 1, 2008; Request for Proposals: 2009 Psychology Beyond Borders Mission Awards
- Events and Newsletters
Description of events including conferences, meetings, World Mental Health Day, and a call for articles for the InterAmerican Society of Psychology newsletter