American Psychological Foundation
Weick receives 2004 Levinson Award
University of Michigan psychologist Karl E. Weick, PhD, has won the 2004 Harry and Miriam Levinson Award for Exceptional Contributions to Consulting Organizational Psychology.
The $5,000 annual award recognizes an APA member who has integrated a variety of psychological theories and concepts and converted them into applications that leaders and managers can tap to create more effective, healthy and humane organizations.
Michigan's Rensis Likert Distinguished University Professor of Organizational Behavior and Psychology, Weick is best known for his work in the area of information system theory, including communication in systems and the organization of events. He also has served on the faculties of Purdue University, Cornell University, the University of Minnesota and the University of Texas. APA's Office of Division Services and Divs. 13 (Society of Consulting Psychology), 14 (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology), and 39 (Psychoanalysis) administer the award. For more information, visit the APF Web site at www.apa.org/apf.
TOPSS announces 2004 Scholars Competition winners
The executive committee of the Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) selected four high school students to receive $1,000 scholarships as the winners of the 2004 APF/TOPSScholars Competition. The annual competition, which asks psychology students to write an essay that includes a critical analysis of empirical research, rewards students who design a strong original program and generate a research proposal to test the proposed program's effectiveness.
The essay question for this year's competition focused on the interest of APA President Diane F. Halpern, PhD, in international psychology and asked students to prepare a research proposal exploring how international dimensions of culture influence human behavior.
The winners are:
Jennifer Ledon of Michael Krop Senior High School in Miami for the essay "Test anxiety."
Erik Paulson of Sun Prairie High School in Sun Prairie, Wis., for the essay "The effects of acculturation within the parent-child relationship."
Robin McDowell of Shawnee High School in Medford, N.J., for the essay "Homophobia: the buzzword."
Linda Bravman of Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Md., for the essay "The connection between culture and emotional reaction to a situation."
Meet TOPSS high school research award winners
The executive committee of the Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) has honored four high school students with the 2004 APF/TOPSS Excellence in High School Student Research Awards for their outstanding psychology research projects. Meet the winners:
First place ($1,500 award): Anuraag Suhrid Parikh of Roslyn High School in Roslyn Heights, N.Y., for the study "The effect of price level and price type on the perceptions of a restaurant."
Second place ($1,000 award): Michael Sloyer of Roslyn High School in Roslyn Heights, N.Y., for the study "The effect of visual images and power phrases on contributions to a hunger prevention charity."
Third place ($500 award): Samuel Neil of Roslyn High School in Roslyn Heights, N.Y., for the study "The impact of target music preference and gender on first impressions."
Fourth place ($250 award): Allyson Goldberg of Croton-Harmon High School in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., for the study "The effects of manipulating body core temperature on performance and naps in humans."
Apply for LGB research grants
The American Psychological Foundation (APF) is accepting proposals for the 2005 Wayne F. Placek Large Research Grants and Small Research Grants. Both types of grants, which offer up to $40,000, support research to increase the public's understanding of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) individuals and aim to alleviate the stress that gay men and lesbians experience.
APF encourages research proposals that address prejudice, discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation; family and workplace issues relevant to lesbians and gay men; and subgroups of the lesbian and gay population that have historically been underrepresented in research, including racial and ethnic minorities.
Two Wayne F. Placek Large Research Grants are available for empirical research on LGB issues from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences. Applications should propose new studies that can be completed in two years solely with the grant funding. Researchers may request up to $40,000 for associated expenses. Special preference for one of the two grants is given to applicants who have completed their doctorates within the last seven years. Applications are due March 11. Award recipients will be announced in August, and funding will begin on or after Sept. 15.
The Wayne F. Placek Small Research Grants award up to $5,000 for original empirical research projects on lesbian, gay and bisexual issues. Applications should propose a study that can be completed in one year solely with the grant. Applications are due Jan. 26. Award winners will be announced in April.
Applicants for both award categories must have a doctoral-level degree and be affiliated with a college, university or research institution that meets federal requirements for administering research awards. Funds are not available for dissertation research or other predoctoral studies. For application forms and grant guidelines, visit www.hookerprograms.org.
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