American Psychological Foundation
The American Psychological Foundation (APF) seeks nominations for its 2005 Harry and Miriam Levinson Award for Exceptional Contributions to Consulting Organizational Psychology.
The $5,000 annual award honors an APA member who has converted psychological theories into applications that managers use to create healthy, effective and humane organizations.
APA's Office of Division Services and Divs. 13 (Society of Consulting Psychology), 14 (Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology) and 39 (Psychoanalysis) administer the award. Representatives from the three divisions review nominations and recommend a recipient to the APF Board of Trustees.
Nominations are due March 15. To apply, send a current curriculum vitae and a letter addressing the nominee's relevant accomplishments via e-mail. All nomination materials must be submitted electronically and include a cover e-mail note. Self-nominations are welcome, and APF encourages nominations for individuals who represent a diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, age and sexual orientation. For more information, visit www.apa.org/apf or send an e-mail.APF awards Frank J. McGuigan research prize
Kathleen B. McDermott, PhD, assistant professor of psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, received APF's second biennial Frank J. McGuigan Young Investigator Research Prize of $25,000. McDermott won the award based on the breadth of her research in false memory, neural substrates of memory and implicit measures of memory. McDermott's research combines behavioral and functional magnetic resonance imaging techniques. Trained in traditional cognitive psychology in graduate school, she became interested in functional neuroimaging after a postdoctoral fellowship. She serves on the editorial board of Memory and Cognition and Psychonomic Bulletin and Review and has served as associate editor of Memory.
"The generosity of the prize will enable me to focus more efforts on research by having discretionary funds available," McDermott says. "Frank McGuigan was an outstanding researcher, and I am greatly honored to receive this award."
The award, given biannually, honors work that is consistent with the late McGuigan's research on the concept of the human mind. The $25,000 award is given to an individual with a doctoral degree in psychology or a related field and fewer than nine years removed from his or her postdoctoral degree. Recipients of the award must be affiliated with an accredited college, university or other research institution.