Juris G. Draguns, PhD
Draguns was born in Riga, Latvia, in 1932. He attended primary schools in Latvia, graduated from high school in Germany, and earned his BA from Utica College of Syracuse University. In 1963 he was awarded a PhD in clinical psychology by the University of Rochester. After holding clinical and research appointments at Rochester and Worcester State Hospitals, he joined the faculty of Pennsylvania State University in 1967. From 1987 to 1990 he edited the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. He is co-editor, with H. C. Triandis, of "Handbook of Cross-Cultural Psychology," Vol 6; "Psychopathology"; with P.B. Pedersen, W.J. Lonner and J.O. Trimble, of "Counseling Across Cultures"; with Y.T. Lee and C.R. McCauley, of "Personality and Person Perception Across Cultures."
He is author or co-author of 130 publications on microgenesis, cognitive style, models of psychopathology, and culture and psychology. He has held visiting appointments in Hawaii, Germany, Australia, Taiwan and Latvia and collaborated with psychologists in Argentina, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, the Netherlands, Russia and Sweden. Proficient in six languages, he has extensively used sources in languages other than English in his writings. In 2000, he was keynote speaker at the Baltic Congress of Psychology in Riga, Latvia; International Symposium on Perceptgenesis in Delphi, Greece; and Fourth International Psychology Conference in Cholula, Mexico. Draguns also taught--in Russian--at the Psychology Institute in Riga, conducted discussions in Latvian with graduate students at the University of Latvia, and presented the Annual Social Science Address at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla, in Mexico.
APA International Humanitarian Award
Karen Hanscom, PhD
Hanscom is being honored for her commitment to human rights. She received her bachelor's degree in 1973 from Lycoming College, a master's degree in teaching from Bloomsburg University and a masters degree in psychology from Marywood College. She received her doctoral degree in psychology from the University of Maryland in 1989. Hanscom was on the staff of Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore from 1989 to 1999. Her interest and commitment to human rights started 10 years ago when she began to volunteer with a small group of health-care providers who were developing a program to provide comprehensive treatment to torture survivors. Hanscom is now the director of that program, Advocates for Survivors of Trauma and Torture, based in Baltimore.
In 1998, she began work for the Guatemala Human Rights Commission, training local healers to psychologically treat survivors of trauma and torture. Hanscom spends two weeks of every other month in Guatemala conducting training sessions. She has contributed to the development of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs, which includes centers across the United States. She is working on a book about torture and human rights.