JULY/AUGUST 2009 FEATURED ARTICLESMerry Bullock
The purpose of the meeting was twofold--to introduce APA staff to activities at the United Nations and to the strucxture within which the UN representative team works, and to introduce the APA NGO representatives to the many offices and resources available at APA.
- UN Report: Observances and Celebrations Promote
The goals of these observances involve a combination of focusing actions on salient social, political, cultural, and humanitarian topics as well as informing the public about international issues of concern at the United Nations.
By Neal S. Rubin
- Gender Equality in Caregiving: The United Nations Response
For the most part, we accept women's caregiving as the natural order of our culture, but when it comes to the urgency of HIV/AIDS and other global pandemics, the impact on women and girls highlights just how disastrous the disproportionate burden of caregiving can be.
By Deanna Chitayat
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE...
- A Report on the Interamerican Congress of Psychology
APA's presentations included talks on topics from health disparities to psychology education and training, to advocacy, violence prevention, adolescent drinking, and women's issues, and a lively books booth.
By Merry Bullock
- 2009 Presidential Summit on the Future of Psychology Practice: Collaborating for Change
The summit's goal was to engage the broader practice community in an agenda-and priority-setting meeting to inform the work of the APA Practice Directorate and the APA Practice Organization.
By James H. Bray, Carol D. Goodheart, and Margaret Heldring
- American Psychological Foundation (APF) Names David Award Winners
Conroy and VanderLaan were chosen as recipeints of the David Award because of their interests in population and human reproductive behavior.
- European Congress of Psychology, Oslo Norway
The Congress, with around 2500 attendees from 60 countries, presented a mix of keynotes, papers, posters and symposia on topics as broad as the discipline.
- International book review: Selected review from PsycCRITIQUES on Cultural Formulation: A Reader for Psychiatric Diagnosis
This book highlights one of the psychiatry's challenges — staying within the fold of traditional medicine while dealing with an area so different in its nature from physical illness
By Danny Wedding
- Internationalizing Psychology Courses
The aim of this SLO was to encourage students to both consider the real world applications of ideas from the course, and to apply those ideas to develop potential solutions for problems around the world.
By LeeAnn Bartolini, Afshin Gharib, and William Phillips
UPDATE ON 52
- Division 52 Update: APA's International Division
Several members of Division 52 have volunteered to speak to interested groups on international psychology.
By Danny Wedding
- Division 52's Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award Given to Chhokar, Brodbeck, and House for Culture and Leadership Across the World
The objectives of GLOBE, among other things, included exploration of those leader behaviors, attributes, and organizational practices that might be universal and those that might be culture specific.
By Renée Goodstein and Uwe P. Gielen
SENIOR DIRECTOR'S COLUMN
- Consensus on substance and process: A tall task for psychology
Psychology has a long involvement in psychometrics, and questions such as test adaptation, translation and validity across cultures is a prevalent topic
By Merry Bullock