Already dreaming about convention in paradise? The booklet included with this month's Monitor features all the information that convention-goers need to plan their trip to APA's 2004 Annual Convention in Honolulu, July 28-Aug. 1, including convention registration materials, and information on hotels, airfares, tours on Oahu and travel to the outer islands.
Interested in presenting as well? Convention presentation proposals must be received by Nov. 14. See the call for programs in the September Monitor for more information. APA President-elect Dr. Diane Halpern is already planning diverse and interesting programming for the convention, which will range from a debate on day care to a luau, to a trip to a local marine laboratory. In the next few months, the Monitor will include more specific information on these sessions, including suggested advance readings. For now, here are some highlights:
Developmental psychologist Emmy Werner, PhD, will discuss her now-famous 1950s longitudinal study of resilience in Hawaiian children with multiple risk factors. Werner has been called the "mother of resilience" and described her research program in the 1971 book "The Children of Kauai." The two-hour session will include discussion by Ann Masten, PhD, and Sir Michael Rutter, PhD, and will feature Ruth S. Smith, PhD, who co-authored two follow-up books on the resilience study with Werner, "Kauai's Children Come of Age" in 1977 and "Vulnerable But Invincible" (Adams-Bannister-Cox, 1989).
A child-care debate featuring psychologists Sandra Wood Scarr, PhD, former CEO of KinderCare Learning Centers, and Nora Newcombe, PhD, of Temple University. Halpern will moderate the two-hour session, which will address findings from research on children's day care.
South African psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, PhD, a former member of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), will present her work on trauma, violence, forgiveness and resilience. Gobodo-Madikizela interviewed perpetrators of atrocities through her work on the TRC and is the author of "A Human Being Died That Night: A South African Story of Forgiveness" (Houghton Mifflin, 2003).
Stanford university psychologist Albert Bandura, PhD, will accept the Lifetime Achievement Award from APA and discuss how his principles of social learning are promoting solutions to some of the world's problems--such as the spread of HIV, illiteracy and teenage pregnancy--through entertainment-education programs on television and radio.
Dolphin researcher and psychologist Lou Hermann, PhD, will talk about dolphin communication and host a trip to the Kewalo Basin Marine Mammal Laboratory in Honolulu, which is dedicated to the study of bottle-nosed dolphins and humpback whales that migrate to Hawaii in the winter.
The 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education will be a town hall-style meeting on the significance and implications of the historic Supreme Court decision in May 1954 to strike down racial segregation in U.S. public schools.