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APA News Division spotlIght Div. 2 project lands major funding for teaching model APA’s Div. 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology) and the University of Wisconsin– Milwaukee have been given a $250,000 grant to disseminate a model for teaching introductory psychology courses at 23 universities nationwide. the teaching model, known as U-Pace, has been shown to increase student performance compared with traditional in-person lecture classes. U-Pace was developed by UWM psychology professors Diane reddy and ray Fleming. the grant comes from next Generation Learning Challenges, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and focused on improving college readiness and completion, especially for low-income students in the United States. can use funds to attend psychology teaching conferences, with regional conference attendance encouraged. the division will fund 10 to 12 grants, with a maximum award of $500 per grant. For more details, go to http:// smallgrantsFD.php. Register now for Div. 14 ‘virtual Workforce’ conference “the virtual Workforce: Designing, Leading, and optimizing” is the topic of the Society for Industrial and organizational Psychology’s Seventh Annual Leading edge Consortium, Oct. 14–15 in Louisville, Ky. the event will bring together leaders from academia and practice to focus on the virtual work force. Speakers will cover such issues as team structure, effectiveness, leadership and engagement and will apply the discussion to public, private and military settings. Keynote speakers are Courtney Hunt, the founder of the Social Media in organizations Community, and Wayne Cascio, of University of Colorado at Denver. For more information, visit the Leading edge Consortium Web page at Div. 17 conference focuses on ‘The Greater Good’ the Society for vocational Psychology, a section of Div. 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology), is hosting its conference “Forging Career Policy for the Greater Good,” Nov. 4–6, at Boston University. the society is hosting the meeting to create a dialogue on career development policy, Div. 2 offers funds for conference travel APA Div. 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology) is offering up to $500 in travel funds through its Faculty Development Small Grants Program. the program is open only to Div. 2 members who are enrolled in a psychology PhD program or who are psychology faculty members with no more than four years of full-time teaching experience. Priority is given to first-time recipients. Grantees 90 Monitor on psychology • septeMber 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Monitor on Psychology - September 2011

Monitor on Psychology - September 2011
President’s Column
From the CEO
Supreme Court hears psychologists on prison and video game cases
Antipsychotics are overprescribed in nursing homes
New MCAT likely to recognize the mind-body connection
A $2 million boost for military and families
In Brief
On Your Behalf
Judicial Notebook
Random Sample
Speaking of Education
An uncertain future for American workers
Advocating for psychotherapy
Seared in our memories
Helping kids cope in an uncertain world
APA and Nickelodeon team up
Muslims in America, post 9/11
Bin Laden’s death
‘They expect us to be there’
Answering the call of public policy
Candidates answer final questions
APA News
Division Spotlight
New leaders
Disaster relief training
Honoring teaching excellence

Monitor on Psychology - September 2011