21: Update on Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, Baltimore. This course will provide an update of state-of-the-art, practical approaches to the care of patients with dementia and Alzheimer's disease for all groups of health-care professionals and will feature an address by Maureen Reagan, daughter of former President Ronald Reagan. Contact: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education, Turner 20, 720 Rutland Ave., Baltimore, MD 21205; (410) 955-2959; fax: (410) 955-0807; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
28June 2: 10th Congress of Sports Psychology, Greece. Sponsored by the International Society of Sports Psychology, the Congress will examine the latest and most promising approaches to sports and exercise psychology. The Congress will be held in Skiathos Palace in Skiathos, Greece. Contact: Athanasios Papaioannou, World Congress of Sports Psychology, Democritu University of Thrace, Department of Physical Education & Sports Science, 69 100 Komotini, Greece; e-mail: email@example.com.
31June 2: 31st Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Berkeley, Calif. The theme is "Biology and knowledge revisited from embryogenesis to psychogenesis." Contact: www.piaget.org.
710: Biennial Conference on Community Research and Action, Atlanta. Held at Georgia State University, the conference will emphasize programs that encourage discussion rather than paper presentation. Contact: James Emshoff, Georgia State University, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.gsu.edu/~wwwcra.
1822: National Quality Infant/Toddler Caregiving Workshop, Syracuse, N.Y. This national workshop is based on research and theory in the areas of social-emotional, cognitive, motor, sensory and language development. Contact: Alice Honig, PhD, fax: (315) 443-2562; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.suce.syr.edu/QIC.
29July 2: 10th Congress of the International Headache Society/ 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society, New York. The American Headache Society is an organization of health-care professionals dedicated to the study and treatment of headache and face pain. Contact: Melissa R. Bishop, Senior Meeting Manager, 19 Mantua Road, Mount Royal, NJ 08061; (856) 423-3195; fax: (856) 423-0082.
16: 17th Congress of the International Association of Gerontology, Vancouver, Canada. The Congress is designed to promote the training of highly qualified individuals and the interests of gerontological organizations. Contact: 2001 World Congress of Gerontology Secretariat, Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Frasier University, 2800-515 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC, Canada U6B 5K3; (604) 268-7972; fax: (614) 291-5066; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
16: 7th European Congress of Psychology, London. Contact: VII European Congress of Psychology Secretariat, ICM Conference Associates, 4 Cavendish Square, London WIM OBX, UK; 44 0 207 499 0900; fax: 44 0 207 629 3233; e-mail: email@example.com.
1518: The International Society of Political Psychology is hosting the 24th Annual Scientific Meeting in Cuernavaca, Mexico. The focus of the meeting is "Cultures of violence, cultures of peace." Contact: Tamra Pearson d'Estree, Program Co-Chair, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Research, George Mason University, MSN 403, Fairfax, VA 22030; (703) 993-1364; fax: (703) 993-1302; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is offering research grants for research focusing on natural human language. Research may be conducted on any aspect of natural language, such as the psychological processes used in language, cultural factors impacting language and tone, or processes concerning perception of language. Deadline: June 15.Contact: Catherine Ball, Program Director, National Science Foundation, Linguistics Program, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Suite 995, Arlington, VA 22230; (703) 292-8731; fax (703) 292-9068.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Behavioral Sciences and the Law is planning a special issue of the journal entitled "The practice of forensic psychology and psychiatry." Manuscripts are invited on any topic related to any aspect of forensic practice, including but not limited to training and certification, forensic assessment, expert testimony, legal and ethical issues, consultation, practice management, malingering and deception and risk assessment. Manuscripts must be sent in triplicate with two copies prepared for blind review. Deadline: April 1. Contact: Charles Patrick Ewing, JD, PhD, Senior Editor, Behavioral Sciences and the Law, State University of New York, Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, NY 14260.
The Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture (ISPRC), under the direction of Janet E. Helms, PhD, is hosting its First Annual Diversity Challenge Conference, to be held Oct. 1213 in Boston. Proposals are invited for workshops, symposia, individual presentations or structured discussions that reflect some aspect of teaching, studying or learning about race or culture in educational, mental health or organizational settings. Topics may include curricula development and teaching strategies, mental health concerns, legal issues, evaluations or institutional policies. The theme for the conference is "How to survive teaching courses on race and culture." Deadline for proposals: May 31. Contact: Mary Kostman or LaToya Shakes Malone, ISPRC, Boston College, 318 Campion Hall, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, (617) 552-2482; fax: (617) 552-1981; e-mail: ISPRC@bc.edu.
The Journal of Health Psychology intends to publish a special issue in 2002 devoted to men's health. Academicians and health-care workers from any epistemological perspective have been invited to submit a manuscript concerning this topic. Themes will include, but are not limited to, men's reluctance to express emotion or request medical attention, stereotypes, gender roles, social constructs of masculinity and unsafe and aggressive sexual behavior. Deadline: June 30. Contact: Christina Lee, Research Center for Gender & Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan NSW 2308, Australia; fax: 61-2-49217415.
The Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society has issued a call for papers to be published for the 24th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Though the focus of the Symposium is Ludwig Wittgenstein and his philosophy, the Society would like to include papers concerning "Ethics, psychology and aesthetics." Deadline: April 15. Contact: Klaus Puhl, PhD, University of Graz, Department of Philosophy, Heinrichstrabe 26, A8010 Graz, Austria.
The journal, Psychology and Marketing, will publish a special issue entitled, "The psychology of pricing on the Internet." Both empirical and conceptual papers are invited. Papers should focus upon the psychological aspect of the development, implementation and/or consumer reactions to online prices and pricing strategies. Themes may include, but are not limited to, consumer search behavior, marketing practices that emphasize online prices and the impact of price presentation on consumer behavior and consumers' product evaluation. Deadline: April 15. Contact: Anthony D. Miyakazi, Department of Marketing, University of Miami, P.O. Box 248147, 521 Jenkins, Coral Gables, FL 33124; (305) 284-1774; fax: (305) 284-5326; e-mail: email@example.com.
--D. SMITH AND R. BALLIE