A publication of APA's Office of Public and Member Communications
January 29, 2013 | Vol. 2, No. 2
- APA attends Police Foundation meeting aimed at creating recommendations to curb gun violence
Staff joined dozens of representatives to develop a violence prevention model for police chiefs across the country.
- This Is Psychology: Immigration
In this episode, Dr. Anderson reviews the mental health issues facing many immigrants and suggests ways to make psychological help more accessible to them.
- Five APA divisions win 2013 APA Interdivisional Grants
The grants support joint activities that enhance the work of two or more APA divisions.
- Strengthening psychology’s role in reducing tobacco health disparities
Smoking and tobacco use are the most common preventable causes of death in the United States and they severely impact health priority populations.
- Tuning in to psychology
Thanks to iTunes U, free psychology lectures are pumping through the earbuds of thousands of students, professionals and curious laypeople around the world.
- APA Urges Action on UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
APA joined CEDAW Task Force members sending a letter to all United States Senators, urging their leadership and support of CEDAW ratification in the 113th Congress.
- New law creates national commission to reduce child fatalities from abuse and neglect
APA submitted testimony in support of the legislation as the bill moves toward House and Senate passage.
Election Office Update
- Members defeat three proposed bylaws amendments
The defeated amendments involved APA Council seats for ethnic-minority psychology associations, presidential candidates and the composition of the Board of Education Affairs.
- 2013 board and committee nominations
Nominate a peer for a governance position in APA.
From APA Publishing
- Seven journals to publish their first issues with APA in 2013
The APA Journals Program introduces journals that will publish their first issue with APA this year.
Calls for Nominations, Applications and Awards
- Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of Disability Issues in Psychology Award
This award seeks to recognize an APA member who has had a significant and enduring impact on advancing the role of psychological principles to enhance the lives of and promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in society.
- Distinguished Scientist Lecturer Program
This annual Science Directorate program supports up to three psychological scientists to speak at Regional Psychological Association meetings.
- Master Lecturers Program
This APA Science Directorate program supports up to five psychological scientists to speak at the APA Annual Convention.
- 2013 Call for Applications to the Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology
Women psychologists in clinical and consulting fields, in addition to academia and academic medicine, are now eligible
- Excellence in Librarianship Award
The American Psychological Association’s Excellence in Librarianship Award was created to recognize an outstanding contribution to psychology and behavioral sciences librarianship. The award includes a $2,500 check and an inscribed plaque.
- APA seeks award nominations for distinguished contributions to practice, science, education and more
Nominate colleagues now for awards to be presented at the 2014 APA Annual Convention in Washington, D.C.