AUGUST 2008 FEATURED ARTICLES
One of the 2008 highlights is that close to 100 Fulbright scholars will arrive at convention to celebrate their Fulbright experience and share information about their work and research in nations across the globe.
One of the innovative programming features at the conference was “controversial debates,” which pitted scholars arguing two sides of a current issue.
SENIOR DIRECTOR’S COLUMN
- Senior Director's Column--Convention
From an international perspective, the convention offers opportunities for us to explore our principles, procedures, assumptions, and theories, and to ask where they are the same, where they overlap, and where they differ in ways that will teach us about the unitary or diverse nature of our discipline and our cultures.
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE...
- US Psychologist First Recipient of Dogan Prize
Professor Posner was cited for his work connecting psychological science to neuroscience and the study of the human brain that marked a significant breakthrough in the study of attention, consciousness, memory, and information processing.
- The International Union of Psychological Science
Although most people know that there are international organizations of psychology, few distinguish between global, umbrella organizations such as IUPsyS, and the close to 50 psychology organizations whose name begins with the word “International."
- Division 52 Highlights an Array of Presentations at Convention
International boundaries are becoming increasingly permeable, and a greater understanding of the psychologies of people across the globe is essential to mutual understanding and all forms of progress.
- International Book Reviews: Selected Reviews from PsyCritiques
"The authors reveal the complexity of global justice as a contested ideal and explore the intersection of local and global dynamics that pose challenges to and facilitate paths towards justice’s realization.” -- Global Investor Bookshop
- Collaborate! Building Collaborations to Work on Issues Related to Human Trafficking
Countries that are especially vulnerable to becoming targets of human trafficking and slavery, such as Ukraine, are often economically depressed as well as legally and politically unstable.
PSYCHOLOGY IN ACTION
- Psychology in Action--The Challenge of Travel: Notes from a Fulbrighter
When you look through the Fulbright possibilities, every country has a specified need. Cyprus specifically mentioned domestic violence.
- Selecting APA's UN Intern
In the spring of 2008, the APA UN NGO team learned from Dr. Florence Denmark, Main Representative, that APA’s Committee on International Affairs in Psychology (CIRP) had approved adding volunteer Student Intern positions to the team.
- Announcements Call for Nominations/Grant Applications
Call for Nominations/Grant Applications; Request for Proposals: 2009 Psychology Beyond Borders Mission Awards; Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award; Wilhelm Wundt - Williams James Prize
- Events and Newsletters
Description of upcoming events including conferences, meetings, and World Mental Health Day.