American Psychological Foundation
Silent auction of rare books will raise funds for APF
APA President-elect Philip G. Zimbardo, PhD, has donated a rare two-volume set of William James's Principles of Psychology to the American Psychological Foundation (APF), which will be auctioned off to raise money for APF's general endowment.
A student of James owned the books, which were copyrighted in 1890. An original photograph of James is attached in the inside cover of Vol. 1 and dated 1885. The student's handwritten notes in the text illustrate the interaction he had with James. The value of these volumes is estimated to be between $1,500 and $2,000.
The minimum bid for the silent auction is $1,000. To place a bid, submit your name, address and phone number to APF at the APA address; e-mail. Written bids will also be accepted at APF's booth during APA's Annual Convention, Aug. 24-28, in San Francisco. Bidding closes Sept. 1.
Nominations sought for Husted Memorial Award
APF and APA's Science Directorate invite nominations for the 2001 Todd E. Husted Memorial Award. The $1,000 award recognizes a dissertation that demonstrates great potential to contribute to the development and improvement of mental health services for those with severe and persistent mental illness.
Dissertations that contribute to the following are highly encouraged:
Fostering the development of a more comprehensive, humane and responsive system of mental health care.
Developing a protective and humane sequence of interventions to prevent the deterioration, homelessness and premature deaths of those with serious mental illness.
Developing effective ways to improve patient compliance with medication and treatment for those with impaired insight as a result of schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder.
Demonstrating methods of improved identification, diversion and treatment of people with mental illness who, as a result of that illness, enter the criminal justice system.
Fostering ways to improve training and social attitudes of professionals in the criminal justice system regarding the role of serious mental illness in the behaviors of mentally ill offenders.
Increasing access to and utilization of appropriate services and supports for the most treatment-resistant and severely mentally ill people.
The award is administered by APA's Science Directorate. Applications will be accepted between July 1 and Sept. 14.
Nominations sought for lectures on understanding the human mind
APF seeks nominations for the F.J. McGuigan Lecture on Understanding the Human Mind, to be presented at APA's Annual Convention in Chicago, Aug. 22-25, 2002, and Toronto, Aug. 8-12, 2003. Lecturers will each receive an honorarium of $1,000.
The McGuigan Lecture Series seeks to explain the concept of the human mind through theory and empirical research. The criteria are:
The lecturer must be engaged in research that advances our understanding of the human mind.
The research may be psychophysiological, physiological, behavioral, psychometric or philosophical.
The deadline for receipt of nominations is Sept. 1. Self-nominations are accepted. Nominators should indicate a proposed lecture topic and provide a brief statement of how the topic applies to the above criteria, a brief biographical statement and a short list of pertinent publications. Send materials to Ted Baroody, Assistant Director, American Psychological Foundation, at the APA address.