Candidates for APA President
What is your understanding of the current role of APA in international psychology? What is your evaluation of that role?
APA members have made many important contributions to international psychology through their leadership in international societies and active participation in international meetings and conferences. The APA Committee on International Relations in Psychology has brought pressing international problems like torture and civil rights atrocities to the attention of the Council of Representatives and has given awards to those who have made distinguished contributions that advance international psychology. I believe these valuable efforts should be expanded by inviting more distinguished international colleagues to give presentations at our conventions and encouraging greater opportunities for collaborative research and practice with colleagues from other countries.
How do we best ensure the long-range financial health of the association?
I was co-chair of APA's Finance Committee when the association was recovering from the near-death experience of having owned Psychology Today. I learned a great deal from APA's successful recovery and from my subsequent experiences as a publisher.
APA needs to stay focused on its mission.
APA needs realistic budgets.
APA needs to seek stable long-term sources of nondues revenue.
APA needs to continue to employ competent professional financial managers and needs to heed their advice.
If APA Council ever again considers buying a magazine or media outlet, revert to No. 1 and No. 4!