OCTOBER 2008 FEATURED ARTICLESHarold Takooshian, PhD
This model can help all NGO representatives to monitor their own efforts, as each level leads to the next and suggesting moving beyond simply attending meetings, to offer tangible service/research that actually shapes U.N. policies, which will ultimately uplift society. References
Mrs. Fulbright encouraged upcoming Fulbrighters and emphasized how support for the program would allow countless numbers of scholars to continue contributing to their discipline and to international understanding by encouraging vital scholarly exchange.
SENIOR DIRECTOR’S COLUMN
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE...
- Division 52 Column for CIRP
As we expand the geographical representativeness of both our Board and our membership, it makes sense to begin to meet at the other regional psychological conventions as well.
By Lynn H. Collins, PhD
- A Report on Internationalizing Psychology Education and the 2008 Educational Leadership Conference
A number of early career psychologists participated actively in the ELC discussions providing new perspectives. Participants urged these individuals to advise about internationalizing through the Preparing Future Faculty Initiative of APA.
By Judith Torney-Purta, PhD
- Division 52 Looks Ahead
Division 52’s initiatives range from efforts to build upon its successful collaboration with Eastern Psychological Association by holding Board meetings and offering sessions at other regional psychological association meetings, to the development of a journal and a CD about international psychology and adding a new section.
By Lynn H. Collins, PhD
- Committee on International Relations in Psychology Meets in September
Highlights included comment and discussion of APA’s strategic plan, a review of APAs UN activities and plans for future engagement, internationalizing the curriculum initiatives, and reports from Division liaisons and liaisons from APA’s external international partners.
- XXXII Interamerican Congress of Psychology Guatemala:June 28 – July 2, 2009--Psychology: A Road Toward Peace and Democracy
The Congress will provide an opportunity to develop meaningful strategies for fostering interventions and developing preventive efforts and education that can enhance well being, mental health, social responsibility and equity in a respectful and culturally sensitive manner.
- The 11th European Congress of Psychology (ECP2009) Oslo, Norway 7 – 10 July 2009: A Rapidly Changing World – Challenges for Psychology
There will be keynote lectures, symposia, and paper and poster presentations on a wide variety of themes.
- International Book Reviews: Selected Reviews from PsycCRITIQUES
"Family, Self, and Human Development Across Cultures: Theory and Applications" is called a “tour de force of integration and synthesis.”
- An Emerging Role for Data Visualization
The goal of this international endeavor is to enable international comparisons. It involves scientists, statisticians and policymakers working together to improve the collection of data within their countries as well as the “harmonization” of data collection across countries.
By Pamela Flattau
- The Universal Declaration of Ethical Principles for Psychologists Presented at the United Nations DPI/NGO Conference in Paris
The theme of the annual DPI/NGO Conference was a commemoration the 60th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
By Janel Gauthier
- Psychology at the United Nations: A Brief History
While psychology has been an international field since its origins in 1879, its place in the UN is unusual.
By Harold Takooshian, PhD, and Siroon P. Shahinian
Call for Nominations/Grant Applications; Obituary: Chinese Psychologist, Professor Qicheng Jing, Dies at age 82; Hundred Talents Program Recruitment: Institute Of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
- Events and Newsletters
World Mental Health Day; Newsletter of SIP (InterAmerican Society of Psychology) Invites Articles