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APA News Division spotlIght Div. 2 seeks nominations for several awards Apply for these awards, offered by Div. 2 (Society for the teaching of Psychology). • the SAGE teaching innovations and Professional Development Award offers a $1,250 travel grant for one graduate student and one untenured faculty member (within the first five years of teaching) who attend Div. 2 programming at APA’s Annual Convention. • the Scholarship of teaching and learning Research Grant offers $10,000 to support research on the scholarship of teaching and learning in psychology. research projects in any phase of development are eligible for funding (e.g., materials design, data collection, manuscript writing). However, the proposed project must have a high probability of producing a product that will be presented and/or published in a peer-reviewed outlet in a timely manner. • Poster Awards. Div. 2 offers two annual poster awards of $250 each that recognize excellent work on the scholarship of teaching and learning in psychology. one award will be given for a poster presented at APA’s Annual Convention. the other will be given for a poster at the Association for Psychological Science annual meeting. • The Society for the teaching of Psychology Excellence in teaching Psychology Adjunct faculty Award recognizes sustained excellence in teaching psychology by individuals who teach part time. • the Psi Chi/StP Assessment Resource Grant offers $6,000 to support projects to develop assessment tests/instruments/processes that demonstrate student acquisition of goals 2, 4, and 5 of the APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major. For more details and deadlines on each award, go to Div. 15 seeks nominations for early career award Div. 15 (educational) seeks nominations for the 2011 richard e. Snow Award for early Career Contributions. the award honors a psychologist? who has completed his or her doctoral work within the past 10 years; has made significant research contributions to the field of educational psychology; and is a member of Div. 15 at the time of consideration. to nominate, email electronic copies of a letter describing the contributions of the nominee to the field of educational psychology; the individual’s vitae; and a representative reprint of the individual’s research to David F. Lohman, PhD, chair of the richard e. Snow Award Committee at Nominations are due by Jan. 14. Div. 17 supports clinic in APA convention host city In what has become a meaningful and rewarding five-year tradition in the host city of APA’s Annual Convention, the Community engagement Committee of Div. 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) provided a half-day workshop on “Compassion Fatigue: Helping the Healer Heal,” to staff at Whitman-Walker Health in Washington, D.C. Whitman-Walker Health is a comprehensive community health clinic that provides culturally competent, quality care to Washington’s diverse urban community. the clinic is especially invested in providing services to individuals facing barriers to quality care, with particular expertise in LGBt and HIv services. the August workshop included a presentation on compassion fatigue, large group discussion, small group work, debriefing and processing, and a guided meditation and relaxation exercise. Div. 17 is planning a community engagement event for APA’s 2012 Annual Convention in orlando, Fla. For more information, contact ruperto M. Perez, PhD, at 84 Monitor on psychology • DeceMber 2011

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

Monitor on Psychology - December 2011
President’s Column
From the CEO
Willpower Pioneer Wins $100,000 Grawemeyer Prize
Single-Sex Schooling Called Into Question by Prominent Researchers
Maternal Depression Stunts Childhood Growth, Research Suggests
For Boys, Sharing May Seem Like a Waste of Time
Good News for Postdoc Applicants
In Brief
Treatment Guideline Development Now Under Way
Government Relations Update
Psychologist Named Va Mental Health Chief
The Limits of Eyewitness Testimony
Judicial Notebook
Random Sample
Time Capsule
Deconstructing Suicide
A Focus on Interdisciplinarity
A Time of ‘Enormous Change’
The Science Behind Team Science
Good Science Requires Good Conflict
A New Paradigm of Care
Speaking of Education
Science Directions
New Labels, New Attitudes?
Psychologist Profile
Early Career Psychology
Unintended Consequences
Better Options for Troubled Teens
Saving Lives, One Organ at a Time
New Journal Editors
APA News
Division Spotlight
Guidelines for the Conduct of President-Elect Nominations and Elections
American Psychological Foundation

Monitor on Psychology - December 2011