American Psychological Foundation

Spielberger receives Wundt-James Award

In July, the European Federation of Psychologists Association (EFPA) presented Charles D. Spielberger, PhD, with the Wilhelm Wundt-William James Award for Exceptional Contributions to Trans-Atlantic Psychology at the Ninth European Congress of Psychology in Granada, Spain. This award, funded by a gift from Raymond D. Fowler, PhD, to the American Psychological Foundation (APF), recognizes psychologists from Europe and North America who have made distinguished contributions to the science and profession of psychology and to the promotion of effective cooperation between European and North American psychologists. EFPA administers the award.

Spielberger's research interests include occupational stress, the relationship between anger and heart failure, and the connection between anxiety and behavior.

Crowell earns Lizette Peterson Homer grant

Sheila Crowell, a child clinical psychology student at the University of Washington, is the 2005 recipient of the APF Lizette Peterson Homer Memorial Injury Research Grant. The $1,000 award honors a student whose research focuses on injuries to children and young adults through accidents, violence, abuse or suicide.

Crowell's research investigates the biological and psychological correlates of adolescent parasuicidal, or self-harming, behavior. Although parasuicide is a risk factor for later suicide, there is little research characterizing adolescents with a history of parasuicidal events.

Crowell will study whether self-harming adolescents engage in parasuicidal behavior in order to manage negative emotions. She'll examine whether parasuicidal adolescents respond differently from nonsuicidal peers on psychophysiological measures that index emotion regulation, such as respiratory sinus arrhythmia.

The Peterson Homer Grant is funded by a gift to APF from Donald K. Routh, PhD, and Marion W. Routh and is administered by APA Div. 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology).

Submit proposals for lesbian, gay and bisexual research grants

APF requests proposals for the 2006 Wayne F. Placek Large Grants and the Wayne F. Placek Small Grants. Both awards support scientific research that increases the general public's understanding of homosexuality and aims to alleviate the stress that gay men and lesbians experience.

APF invites proposals for empirical research from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences and especially encourages those that address:

  • Prejudice, discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation.

  • Family and workplace issues relevant to lesbians and gay men.

  • Subgroups of the lesbian and gay population that have historically been underrepresented in scientific research, especially racial and ethnic minorities.

Applicants for both awards must have a doctoral 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.

Applications for the Wayne F. Placek Large Grants should propose new studies that can be completed in two years solely with the level of funding provided by the grant. Up to $50,000 may be requested for any expenses associated with conducting an empirical research project, including salary for the applicant or assistants, equipment (with a $5,000 limit), supplies, travel, photocopying, postage and payment of participants. The award does not pay institutional indirect costs.

Special preference for one of the two grants will be given to applicants who have completed their doctorates within the previous seven years. Applications for the large grants must be received by March 10. Award recipients will be announced in August.

The Wayne F. Placek Small Grants program awards up to $5,000 to cover expenses associated with conducting an empirical research project on lesbian, gay and bisexual issues. Applications should propose a new study that can be completed in one year solely with the level of funding provided by the grant. Funds are not normally provided for stipends of principal investigators, travel to conventions or manuscript preparation. The award does not pay institutional indirect costs. Applications for the small grants must be received by Jan. 25. Awards will be announced in April.

Applications for both awards must conform to the APF Placek Grant Award guidelines, which can be found at


Special thanks to APF donors

The American Psychological Foundation Board of Trustees and staff would like to thank the generous individuals who contributed to the foundation in honor or in memory of individuals and institutions that have had a special personal or professional impact on their lives.

IN HONOR...                                                                                                                                                March 1-Aug. 15, 2005

Anonymous                                                                                                                                               "In honor of Dr. Bill Howell for all the wisdom, dedication and humor he brings to any task he undertakes"

Alan E. Brooker, PhD                                                                                                                                 "In honor of Joseph D. Matarazzo, PhD"

Mathilda B. Canter, PhD                                                                                                                            "In honor of Drs. Lisa Grossman and Douglas Haldeman on their election to the APA Board of Directors"; "In honor of Gwen Keita, PhD, on her promotion to Executive Director of the APA Public Interest Directorate"

Dorothy W. Cantor, PsyD                                                                                                                             "In honor of Dr. Morrie Goodman's big birthday"; "In honor of Dr. Helen Strauss' 90th birthday"; "In honor of Henry Tomes's retirement"

Dr. Henry P. and Mrs. Tema David                                                                                                             "In honor of Hannah and Norman Cohen"; "In honor of the 80th birthday of Mrs. Rita Fireman"; "In honor of Dr. Jack Goldstein"; "In honor of the marriage of Anny Heydemann and Burt Winick"; "In honor of June and Marshall Miller on their 50th wedding anniversary"; "In honor of the 70th birthday of Dr. Warren B. Miller"; "In honor of the 60th birthday of Linda Severy"

Thomas J. DeMaio, PhD                                                                                                                              "In honor of Dr. Barry Anton's contributions on the APA Board of Directors"

Dr. Peggy Kleinplatz                                                                                                                                   "To Dr. Ron Fox: Thinking of you and your family"

Doris K. Miller, PhD                                                                                                                                   "In honor of William Bevan, PhD"

Harold R. Musiker, PhD                                                                                                                             "In honor of Peter Merenda, PhD"

Belinda R. Novik, PhD                                                                                                                                "In honor of Elaine LeVine, PhD, and Mario Marquez, PhD, for being first in New Mexico"

Dr. Sumie Okazaki                                                                                                                                     "In honor of James M. Jones, PhD, on his retirement from APA"

Dr. Carole A. Rayburn                                                                                                                                "In honor of Anita O. Solomon, PhD, for her birthday and many fine accomplishments"

Donald K. Routh, PhD                                                                                                                                    "In honor of Leonard D. Eron, PhD"; "In honor of Carolyn S. Schroeder"

Dr. Bert D. Schwartz                                                                                                                                  "In honor of Dr. Morris Goodman's birthday"

Dr. and Mrs. Reuben J. Silver                                                                                                                    "In honor of Sally Cameron, the outstanding executive director of the North Carolina Psychological Association"

Dr. Anita O. Solomon                                                                                                                                  "In honor of Dr. Carole Rayburn's February birthday"

Dr. Helen M. Strauss                                                                                                                                    "In honor of Dorothy W. Cantor, PsyD"; "In honor of Rosalind Dorlen, PhD"; "In honor of Phyllis Tobin, PhD"

IN MEMORY...                                                                                                                                          March 1-Aug. 15, 2005

Anonymous                                                                                                                                                "In memory of Dr. Kevin L. Moreland"

APA Division of Psychotherapy                                                                                                                "In memory of the tragic deaths in the Dr. Leon Vandecreek family"

Mrs. Norma Benimoff                                                                                                                                "In memory of Dr. Murray Benimoff"

Dr. William and Mrs. Dorothy Bevan                                                                                                         "In memory of Dr. Fred Strassburger"

Mae Lee Billet-Ziskin, PhD                                                                                                                        "In memory of Ruth Sinay, PhD"

Linda F. Campbell, PhD                                                                                                                             "In memory of Dr. Fred Strassburger"

Mathilda B. Canter, PhD                                                                                                                             "In memory of Dr. Dorothy W. Cantor's mother-in-law, Ysobl Cantor"; "In memory of Margaret Fox"; "In memory of Edith Suinn, mother of Dr. Richard M. Suinn"; "In memory of Charles Wolf, father of Dr. Abraham W. Wolf"

Dorothy W. Cantor, PsyD                                                                                                                            "In memory of Carey, beloved husband of Dr. Nancy McWilliams"; "In memory of Mel, beloved husband of Ruth Schulman"; "In memory of Zora Lee Hilton Smith, beloved mother of Margaret Fox"; "In memory of Dr. Andrew Steinbrecher's beloved brother"; and "In memory of Jack Talley, beloved father of Dr. Ronda Talley"

Dr. Dorothy and Mr. Gerry Cantor                                                                                                               "To Ronald E. Fox, PhD: In memory of your beloved wife, Margaret"

Dr. Maury T. Carlin                                                                                                                                    "In memory of Ivan N. Mensh, PhD"

Dr. David T. Christensen                                                                                                                           "In memory of Dr. Christopher E. Ebbe"

Dr. Salvatore Cianci                                                                                                                                    "In memory of Dr. Thomas Granzow"

Mr. Donald H. Clark                                                                                                                                     "In memory of Dr. Fred Strassburger"

Frances M. Culbertson, PhD                                                                                                                       "In memory of John M. Culbertson, PhD"

Dr. Henry P. and Mrs. Tema David                                                                                                               "In memory of Claire Bedolis"; "In memory of Jamie Brody"; "In memory of Joost Polak"

Dr. Irene M. Deitch                                                                                                                                       "In memory of Edith Suinn, mother of Dr. Richard M. Suinn"

Drs. Florence Denmark and Robert Wesner                                                                                             "In memory of Gwen Gerber's mother"; "In memory of Pearl Glickfeld, mother of Dr. Sandra Neil"; "In memory of Sandra Haber's husband"; "In memory of H. Joost Polak"

Mr. Arthur A. Dole                                                                                                                                        "In memory of Dr. Frank Fletcher"

Dr. Rosalind Dorlen                                                                                                                                   "In memory of Dr. Carey McWilliams, husband of Dr. Nancy McWilliams and father of daughters Susan and Helen"; "In memory of Mel Schulman, beloved father, grandfather and husband"

Mr. Carl M. Einhorn                                                                                                                                     "In memory of Nathaniel Pallone"

Foundation for Child Development                                                                                                               "In memory of Drs. Mamie P. and Kenneth B. Clark"

Mrs. Evelyn L. Gerson                                                                                                                                "In memory of Gilbert F. Cohen"; "In memory of Sidney Feldman"; "In memory of Jennie Teskey"

Gloria B. Gottsegen, PhD                                                                                                                            "In memory of Irwin Hyman, PhD, who passed away on Feb. 7, 2005"

Albert E. Goss, PhD                                                                                                                                   "In memory of Theodore Roosevelt Vallanee"

Dr. Bonnie L. Green                                                                                                                                   "In memory of Dr. Goldine Gleser, my mentor, dissertation chairperson and friend"

Dr. Marvin Hersko                                                                                                                                     "In memory of Barbara A. Hersko"

Dona Hoard "In memory of Robert Robison"

June Husted, PhD                                                                                                                                       "In memory of Todd Ellery Husted"

Dr. Norine G. Johnson                                                                                                                               "In memory of Charles Wolf, father of Dr. Abraham W. Wolf"

Dr. Jay M. Land                                                                                                                                          "In memory of Sidney 'Bud' Orgel, PhD"

Dr. Gene K. Nebel                                                                                                                                      "In memory of Malcolm J. Marks, EdD"

Dr. Edmund J. Nightingale                                                                                                                        "In memory of Dr. Kenneth B. Clark"

John C. Norcross, PhD                                                                                                                               "In memory of Charles Wolf, father of Dr. Abraham W. Wolf"

Dr. Katherine C. Nordal                                                                                                                             "In memory of Dr. Catherine Acuff"; "In memory of Dr. George Taylor"

Dr. Lynn T. Pantano                                                                                                                                     "In memory of Guy and Lois Pantano"

Drs. Robert and Evelyn Perloff                                                                                                                 "In enduring and loving memory of Dr. Kenneth Bancroft Clark, on whose principled and valorous shoulders psychologists are proud and humbled to stand"; "In loving and infinitely respectful memory of Dr. Kenneth B. Clark, whose loss to the entire world is heaven's gain"; "Remembering Dr. Lewis P. Lipsitt's rebellious son-in-law, philosophy professor Will Miller, who day in, day out, and at immense personal cost fought the good fight on behalf of social justice"

Dr. Stephen W. Randolph                                                                                                                           "In memory of Dr. Norman Roberts"

Dr. and Mrs. Martin Reiser                                                                                                                        "In memory of Ruth-Jean Eisenbud, PhD"

Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Resnick                                                                                                                  "In memory of Margaret Fox"

Dr. John D. Robinson                                                                                                                                 "In memory of Edith Suinn, mother of Dr. Richard M. Suinn"

Dr. Daniel and Mrs. Grace Rothstein                                                                                                         "In memory of Dr. Michael Paul Rothstein"

Dr. Donald K. Routh                                                                                                                                     "In memory of Dr. Kenneth B. Clark"; "In memory of Harold W. Stevenson"

Dr. Alice Rubenstein                                                                                                                                    "In memory of Charles Wolf, father of Dr. Abraham W. Wolf"

Dr. William and Mrs. Geraldine Schofield                                                                                                 "In memory of Paul E. Meehl"

Dr. Anita O. Solomon                                                                                                                                   "In memory of Dr. S. Norman Feingold"

Janet T. Spence, PhD                                                                                                                                  "In memory of Dr. Fred Strassburger"

Dr. Michael J. Sullivan                                                                                                                                  "In memory of Dr. Beth K. Clark"

Mrs. Carole L. Thorsell                                                                                                                                  "In memory of Bernard Alan Thorsell, PhD"

Mrs. Carole L. Thorsell                                                                                                                              "In memory of Gary Connelly"

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