Division Spotlight

Div. 15 welcomes proposals for APA 2014

Div. 15 (Educational) invites members to submit proposals for APA's 2014 Annual Convention, Aug. 7–10 in Washington, D.C. The division is particularly interested in research that fits its 2014 theme, "Achieving More With Others." If you do not already have a MyAPA account, you will need to register before submitting a proposal. Submit a proposal. The division is also seeking proposal reviewers. To volunteer, contact program co-chairs DeLeon Gray, PhD, and Cary Roseth, PhD.

Blog for Div. 15

Div. 15 (Educational) invites its members to submit content for its blog. Posts should be between 300 and 800 words and toned for a general readership. To be considered, send a sample post to Wade George.

Mark your calendars for Div. 17 conference

The Div. 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) 2014 conference, "Counseling Psychology in Action: Future Opportunities and Challenges," will be held in Atlanta on March 13–16, 2014. The conference is an initiative of Div. 17 President Sharon Bowman, PhD, and will be co-sponsored by the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies and the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs. For more information, visit Div. 17.

Look for Div. 28 special issue on drugs and distraction

The Div. 28 (Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse) journal Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology is publishing a special issue in October on "Psychopharmacology of Attention: The Impact of Drugs in an Age of Increased Distractions." The issue will include a review article and six research studies on such topics as preclinical and clinical approaches to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and the relationship between attention and substance use. Div. 28 President Anthony Liguori, PhD, is guest editor of the special issue. Access the issue online at www.apa.org/pubs/journals/pha/index.aspx.

Register now for the Div. 42 "Fast Forward!" conference

Div. 42 (Psychologists in Independent Practice) invites practitioners to attend "Fast Forward 2013!" the division's second annual conference on cutting-edge practice ideas and tools, to be held Oct. 11–13 in Philadelphia. Programming is designed to appeal to practicing psychologists at all career stages. Sessions will feature tips in such areas as how to develop a niche practice and how to improve your business skills. The conference will also feature a speed mentoring session where attendees can network and get advice from distinguished psychologist mentors. Participants will be able to earn up to 20 hours of continuing-education credits. For more information and to register, visit Div. 42.

Div. 1 seeks award nominations

Div. 1 (Society for General Psychology) is accepting nominations for its 2014 awards. Winners will give a presentation at the 2015 APA Annual Convention in Denver, and will receive a certificate, a medal and a $1,500 prize.

  • The William James Book Award, which honors a recent book that furthers the goals of the division and highlights efforts to bring together diverse subfields of psychology and related disciplines.
  • The Ernest R. Hilgard Award for a Career Contribution to General Psychology, which recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the division's ideals and mission.
  • The George A. Miller Award for an Outstanding Recent Article in General Psychology, recognizes a recent paper that contributes to the division's ideals and mission.
  • The Arthur W. Staats Lecture for Unifying Psychology honors an individual who has made contributions toward integrating psychology's diverse subfields.

The division also seeks nominations for the Anne Anastasi General Psychology Graduate Student Awards, which recognize two outstanding students (one in the first two years of graduate work and one who has completed two years of graduate work) based on their vitae and research plans, plus a supporting letter from an advisor. The winners will each receive a $300 prize.

For more information on each award, visit APA Divisions. Nominations and supporting materials are due Feb. 15. Self-nominations are welcome.