Announcements from the Women’s Programs Office

Dr. Gabriel Twose featured in the APA Monitor, summer interns join WPO and the WPO January-July 2012 report is released

Dr. Gabriel Twose featured in the July 2012 issue of the Monitor on Psychology

Gabriel Twose investigated Liberia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), conducting dozens of interviews and hundreds of surveys with Liberians, and finding that most people saw major problems with the TRC. Many people were angry either that the Commission was too retributive or too restorative, that perpetrators did not express sufficient remorse and that the TRC did not discover enough of the truth about the war. In fact, the more that participants were exposed to the commission's proceedings — for example, by attending the hearings or reading about them in the newspaper — the less they were less willing to refrain from revenge. Twose hopes his research on truth commissions will help other countries implement the model more effectively. Read more in the APA Monitor.

WPO summer interns

WPO Summer Interns (left to right: Ms. Emily Moses and Ms. Paige Tieman)The Women's Program Office (WPO) welcomed Paige Tieman in May, and Emily Moses in June. Paige is currently a junior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studying psychology and leadership studies. Born in Champaign, Ill., attending the local university has made her eager and excited to experience what the APA and Washington, D.C. has to offer. With expectations of graduating with a Bachelor of Science in 2014, Paige plans to attend graduate school for health psychology or pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Beyond academic interest, Paige enjoys running, having participated in her first half marathon with intentions to register for the next. She has also discovered a love of rock climbing. While interning for the WPO, Paige assisted with the 5th annual APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology (LIWP), the APA Task Force on the Trafficking of Women and Girls and the Inequity to Equity Research Agenda. The WPO is pleased to announce Paige’s acceptance to study abroad in Italy.

Emily is a rising junior at Northwestern University. She has declared a double major, studying psychology and French. After she receives her Bachelor of Arts in 2014, she hopes to attend graduate school. Originally from Westchester, N.Y., Emily is delighted to have spent her summer in Washington, D.C. She will be spending her first semester of junior year in Paris, France. She has many interests pertaining to psychology, and she one day hopes to be involved in industrial/organizational psychology. Some of her hobbies include photography, cooking, knitting, journaling and singing in cars. She had been looking forward to working for the APA for a long time, and was very excited to gain work experience this summer. Emily contributed to the APA-NSF Women with Disabilities in STEM Education Research Agenda Development Project (WWDSE), the APA LIWP and the APA Task Force on Trafficking of Women and Girls.

WPO January-July 2012 report released

Learn about the Women’s Programs Office activities through July 2012 since January on the About WPO webpage.