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APA News in its field. Editor Margaret BullKovera, PhD, also of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, hopes to increase its impact in psychology. “The journal will benefit from being under the umbrella of the premier publisher of psychological scholarship, inclusion in the PsycARTICLES database, and from the impressive marketing that APA does for its journals,” she says. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology (official journal of APA Division 48) publishes scholarly manuscripts on peace, conflict, and their interaction at all levels of analysis, from interpersonal to community, regional, and international issues. Editor Susan Opotow, PhD, of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, says the journal’s focus on emerging issues in the field attracts researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and educators. “We are pleased that the journal will be situated within psychology as it is relevant to just about all psychological subdisciplines,” she says. Psychology of Popular Media Culture will debut next spring. Its editor, James C. Kaufman, PhD, of California State University at San Bernardino, hopes the journal will “bring people together to learn [about psychology] they wouldn’t normally have connected with.” Reaching out to a number of disciplines, the journal will cover a range of social media, technology and popular culture topics. “A lot of creative research doesn’t have an obvious publishing venue. One of our goals with the journal is to provide a home for popular media and pop culture research,” Kaufman says. n Division sPotlIght Div. 1 Seeks Nominations for 2012 honors Div. 1 (Society for General Psychology) seeks nominations for its awards for 2012: • the William James Book Award honors a recent book that best serves to further the goals of the division by providing outstanding examples of the effort to bring together diverse subfields of psychology and related disciplines. • the Ernest R. hilgard Award for a career contribution to general psychology recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the division’s ideals and mission. • the George A. Miller Award for an outstanding recent article in general psychology recognizes a recent paper that contributes to the division’s ideals and mission. • The division also welcomes nominations for the Arthur W. Staats lecture for unifying Psychology, a talk to be presented at the 2013 APA Annual Convention. This award honors an individual who has made contributions toward integrating the diverse subfields for the integration of psychology. The above award winners each receive a certificate and a $1,000 prize. • the Anne Anastasi General Psychology Graduate Student Award will recognize two outstanding students (one in the first two years of graduate work and one who has completed two years of graduate work) based on the students vitae and research plan, plus a supporting letter from the students advisor. The winner will receive a $300 prize. For criteria on each award, visit awards.html. Nominations and supporting materials are due feb. 15. Self-nominations are welcome. Div. 13 hosts conference in Pasadena in february Div. 13 (Society of Consulting Psychology) is holding its midwinter conference Feb. 9–12, in Pasadena, Calif. The 2012 conference theme is “Thinking Beyond the Box: Integrating Insights From Other Disciplines,” with the goal of advance counsulting psychology’s profession and practice. For more 80 M o n i to r o n p s yc h o l o g y • n ov e M b e r 2 0 1 1

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

Monitor on Psychology - November 2011
President’s Column
Guest Column
‘Grand Challenges’ offers blueprint for mental health research
Documentary seeks to reach parents of LGBT kids
Treating veterans will cost at least $5 billion by 2020
Selfless volunteering might lengthen your life
Combat and stress up among U.S. military in Afghanistan
South Africa to host international psychology conference
Study uncovers a reason behind sex differences in mental illness
Navy psychologist gives a voice to combat trauma
In Brief
Psychologist suicide
On Your Behalf
Journey back to Heart Mountain
Psychology is key to pain management, report finds
ACT goes international
Judicial Notebook
Random Sample
Time Capsule
Science Watch
Behavior change in 15-minute sessions?
Health-care reform 2.0
Perspective on Practice
Giving a heads up on concussion
Practice Profile
Searching for meaning
Inspiring young researchers
Aging, with grace
Public Interest
Thank you!
APA News
Division Spotlight
American Psychological Foundation
The man who gave Head Start a start

Monitor on Psychology - November 2011