Announcements

Selected listing of call for papers, workshops, and awards.

Call for Nominations for APA International Awards

The Committee on International Relations in Psychology (CIRP) is seeking nominations for two APA International Awards, the International Humanitarian Award which recognizes extraordinary humanitarian services by psychologists, including professional and volunteer work conducted primarily in the field, and the Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology, given to an individual who has made sustained and enduring contributions to international cooperation and the advancement of knowledge in psychology.

For information on eligibility and how to apply visit: Humanitarian Award and Distinguished Contributions Award

The deadline to apply for both awards is June 1, 2010.


Nominations Sought for the Corann Okorodudu Global Women's Advocacy Award

The Global and International Issues Committee of the Society for the Psychology of Women (Division 35 of APA) seeks nominations for the Corann Okorodudu Global Women's Advocacy Award, named for the founder of the Committee who has worked internationally through NGOs and the UN to advocate for the mental health rights of women. This award seeks to honor junior or senior psychologists who have worked to advocate for women's mental health around the globe. The award will be presented at the 2010 APA Convention during the Division 35 Awards Ceremony on Saturday, August 14. The nomination should include a cover letter describing the nominee's track record of advocacy for women internationally and an updated CV. Letters of reference are optional. Please send nominations to Lillian Comas-Diaz.  Deadline: June 1, 2010.


Call for Papers for Communiqué Special Section On Indigenous People

Deadline June 12, 2010

The Communiqué is the semi-annual electronic news journal of the American Psychological Association's Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs (OEMA). The August 2010 issue will feature a special section on Indigenous People: Promoting Psychological Healing and Wellbeing. We seek papers from psychologists that address 2 or more of the following issues: (a) the history and culture of an indigenous culture; (b) the contemporary challenges faced by that culture and related effects on mental illness and well-being; (c) traditional indigenous perspectives on mental illness, mental health and/or other "special" populations (e.g., lesbian/gay/bisexual, elders, persons with disabilities, etc.); (d) contemporary culture-specific practices (i.e., those that are responsive to traditional beliefs and practices) for the treatment and/or promotion of well-being of persons with mental illness or other "special" populations; and, (e) related implications for psychological research, training and practice.

Consistent with the Communiqué's format as a news journal, articles should be relatively brief (500 – 1000 words) and accompanied by a 2 or 3 sentence bio-sketch and electronic photo of each author. Examples of the style and tone of previous Communiqué special sections can be examined online.

Please inform OEMA, as soon as possible, of your interest in preparing an article by e-mailing Bertha Holliday, PhD  or Alberto Figueroa-García, MBA. Completed articles along with author bio-sketches and electronic photos must be received by OEMA by June 7, 2010.


Beyond Rationality II, July 7-9, 2010

The University of Mississippi’s Center for Intelligence and Security Studies (CISS) and the London School of Economics’ Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CNSS) invite you to attend the second Beyond Rationality Workshop, to be held on the campus of The University of Mississippi.

The Beyond Rationality Workshop series aims to explore of the meaning of ideas related to rationality in discussions of contemporary problems such as economic decisions, the recruitment of jihadists, terrorism, the banking crisis, risk assessment, conflict resolution, and the climate change debate.

Workshop amenities include:

  • No registration fee

  • Complimentary Wine and Cheese Reception Wednesday evening

  • Lunch provided Thursday and Friday

  • Optional Banquet Thursday ($35 per person and cash bar)

  • Tours of scenic Oxford, Mississippi landmarks

  • Complimentary ground transportation to and from the Memphis International Airport and the University of Mississippi

For more information and to register, visit the Beyond Rationality II website. Space is limited; those interested in attending should register early.


Wilhelm Wundt-William James Award

The American Psychological Foundation’s (APF) Wilhelm Wundt – William James Award is given at the biennial European Congress of Psychology. The award, which recognizes psychologists who have made distinguished contributions to the science and profession of psychology and to the promotion of effective cooperation between Europe and North America, is made possible by a gift to APF from Raymond Fowler, PhD.

Nominations should include:

  • A letter of nomination detailing the contributions made to European and North American psychology;

  • A current CV; and

  • Up to four (4) supporting letters

The deadline to submit nominations is December 15, 2010. For more information, visit Wundt award. The next award will be presented at the 12th European Congress of Psychology in Istanbul, Turkey, July 2011.