A publication of the Office of International Affairs
October 2012 | Vol. 23, No. 3
OCTOBER 2012 FEATURED ARTICLESDana Townsend and Merry Bullock, PhD
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE...
- APA signs memoranda of understanding with psychology associations in Japan and Spain
APA President Suzanne Bennett Johnson met with representatives from the Japanese Psychological Association and the Spanish Psychological Association to sign two MOUs during the 2012 APA Convention.
- Psychology in South Africa: Two international conferences
The 21st Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology and the 30th International Congress of Psychology each offered rich programming for its attendees.
- Psychological Science in Argentina: A new project
The Association for the Advancement of Psychological Sciences aims to develop a social-scientific model for psychology in Argentina.
By Ezequiel Benito
- Psychologists from APA Division 36, Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, attend meetings in China
Six psychologists traveled to Renmin University of China for a symposium on the social scientific study of religion.
By Kevin L. Ladd, PhD
- Fulbright Specialists award: Report on a project by CIRP member Jean Lau Chin
Dr. Chin consulted on training and research in women’s issues and leadership at the Gender Studies Program at Chinese University of Hong Kong.
- APA Division 13, Society of Consulting Psychology, affiliates with the International Society for Coaching Psychology
The organizations will discuss opportunities for research exchange, access to media and resources, and the development of professional conferences and workshops in coaching psychology.
- A global university for community development?
Dr. Bill Berkowitz discusses the possibility of organizing a global university that specializes in community development, as well as steps that have already been taken to begin this initiative.
By Bill Berkowitz, PhD
- Division 52 celebrates its 15th anniversary at home and abroad
Dr. Neal Rubin gives an overview of the Division’s activities at ICP 2012 and the APA Convention and congratulates its 2012 award recipients.
By Neal S. Rubin, PhD
- Recently published
A summary of recently published books relevant to international psychology.
- Book Review: Mapping the world of psychology course by course
Gloria Grenwald reviews "Internationalizing the Psychology Curriculum in the United States."
- Newsletter Announcements
A listing of proposal requests, volunteer opportunities and calls for grant and fellowship applications.
PSYCHOLOGY IN ACTION
- ‘Global-to-local’ partnerships to promote children’s well-being
In this column, CIRP member Bonnie Nastasi describes the challenges in adapting U.S. expertise across national and institutional boundaries.
By Bonnie Kaul Nastasi, PhD
PSYCHOLOGY AT THE UN
- The Olympic Truce: Sport promoting peace, development and international cooperation
This column discusses the value that sport can have in enhancing the well-being of individuals, communities and societies.
By Juneau Gary and Neal S. Rubin, PhD
- APA’s NGO representatives at the United Nations welcome new members and interns in 2012
Three new representatives join APA’s NGO team at the UN, while five graduate students begin the 2012-2013 internship.