Division Spotlight

Div. 3 to honor Engle with Lifetime Achievement Award

Div. 3 (Experimental) will present Randall W. Engle, PhD, of Georgia Tech University, with the division's first Lifetime Achievement Award at APA's 2013 Annual Convention in Honolulu, July 31–Aug. 4. The award recognizes a psychologist who has made long-lasting and distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to basic research in experimental psychology. Engle will present a talk at the convention titled "We Do Give Psychology Away — Every Day."

Div. 15 members: Submit your AERA talk info

Div. 15 (Educational) encourages members who are attending the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, April 27–May 1 in San Francisco, to submit the date, time, title and location of their presentations to the division for its annual AERA Member Contributions Program. Before the event, the division will distribute the program to members to highlight their presentations. Send information to Wade George, Div. 15 director of communications.

Div. 17 men's group closes

The Div. 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) special interest group Men, Masculinity, and Men's Studies will close in August. The group was active for 20 years and was instrumental in promoting the psychology of men and masculinity in APA and in the formation of Div. 51 (Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity). Div. 17 thanks all who were involved over the years. For more information about Div. 51, visit their website.

Div. 22 students win dissertation research awards

The Foundation for Rehabilitation Psychology has presented Div. 22 (Rehabilitation) graduate students Abbey Hughes and Chelsea Morse each with $2,500 Dissertation Awards to support their dissertation research. Hughes, a student at the University of Kansas, is using magnetic resonance spectroscopy to determine whether oxidative stress underpins the cognitive impairment associated with multiple sclerosis. Morse, of Drexel University in Philadelphia, is developing a measure of multitasking ability that could improve rehabilitation for people with multiple sclerosis. Each winner also received a $500 travel stipend to present their study results at an upcoming rehabilitation psychology conference.

Apply for Div. 27 grants for community-based projects

Div. 27 (Society for Community Research and Action) is accepting applications for small grants of up to $1,200 that support community-based projects to promote health and empowerment in communities. All division members are welcome to apply. Up to 10 grants are awarded each year, and funding is available on a rolling basis. Examples of this year's projects include an assessment of household and community disaster preparedness, a project on improving relationships between parents and teachers in Nashville, and a community-based study identifying barriers and facilitators around providing dental care for Head Start children. For more information, contact SCRA Community Grants.

Div. 37 taps Fiese to edit publication series

Div. 37 (Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice) has named Barbara Fiese, PhD, of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, as inaugural editor for its new publication series, "Advances in Child and Family Policy and Practice." The series will feature articles about social policy and services for children, adolescents and families, with an emphasis on psychosocial issues. Electronic access to the publication, which debuts this month, is free for Div. 37 members.

Apply for Div. 56 awards

Div. 56 (Trauma) is accepting nominations for eight awards to be presented at APA's Annual Convention in Honolulu, July 31–Aug. 4:

  • Award for Outstanding Contributions to Practice in Trauma Psychology.
  • Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Science of Trauma Psychology.
  • Award for Outstanding Service to the Field of Trauma Psychology.
  • Award for Outstanding Dissertation in the Field of Trauma Psychology.
  • Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Field of Trauma Psychology.
  • Award for Outstanding Media Contributions to Trauma Psychology.
  • Award for Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Trauma Psychology.
  • Early Career Awards for Ethnic Minority Psychologists in Trauma Psychology.

Submit nomination materials electronically by April 15 with a copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae and a letter detailing the candidate's suitability for the award as well as his or her contributions to the trauma psychology field. Self-nominations are accepted.

Travel to Hawaii with a Div. 2 grant

Div. 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology) encourages graduate students and early career psychologists to apply for the SAGE/Div. 2 Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award, a $1,250 grant to defray travel costs to attend APA's 2013 Annual Convention in Honolulu, July 31–Aug. 4. The division awards one grant to a graduate student and one to an untenured faculty member. Applicants must be Div. 2 members.