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advance ethnic minority interests in the practice, science or education of psychology. Winners receive a trophy and a $500 prize at the opening reception of the 2013 National Multicultural Conference and Summit in Houston, date to be determined. Nomination materials must include a nomination letter, three letters of endorsement and the candidate’s curriculum vitae. Materials should be addressed to CNPAAEMI and sent to the Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs at the APA address. The nomination deadline is Oct. 1. n Division spotlIght Div. 7 seeks candidates for young scientist award Div. 7 (Developmental) is accepting nominations for the Boyd McCandless Award, which recognizes an early career developmental psychologist. the award honors continued efforts rather than a single outstanding work. Candidates should have made a distinguished theoretical contribution to developmental psychology, have conducted research of distinction or made a distinguished contribution to the diffusion of developmental science. Scientists who have earned their doctorate within the last seven years are eligible. the division will invite the winner to present a talk at APA’s Annual Convention in orlando, Fla., Aug 2–5. Nominations are due March 17. to nominate, mail or email a letter of nomination, the candidate’s curriculum vitae, up to four representative publications and suggestions for additional potential referees. Send materials to: Bob McMurray, PhD, Department of Psychology, e11 SSH, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, email: For more information, visit div7/?d=mccandless. Div. 27 funds policy research Div. 27 (Society for Community research and Action) has awarded its first round of funding through its Public Policy Small Grant Program, which supports public policy work among division members. the grants went to: • Ashley Boal, of Portland State University, for research on the impact of state legislation on batterer-intervention programs. • Jon Miles, PhD, of Searchlight Consulting, for a project that will evaluate the effectiveness of a nonprofit organization’s advocacy efforts to support policies that help low-income children and families in western north Carolina. • Barbara oudekerk and N. Dickon Reppucci, PhD, both of the University of virginia, for a study of resiliency among female adolescent offenders with the goal of influencing juvenile justice policy. For more information on the grants, visit www. Div. 27 debuts new member resource Div. 27 (Society for Community research and Action) has developed a document to help community psychologists, particularly new graduates, describe and tout their skills to employers in community-based organizations, foundations, research centers, public policy groups and more. the “Community Psychology value Proposition” is available at www.scra27. org/practice/documents/value_propositionpdf. the division will be revising the proposition as it receives member feedback on its value and accuracy. For more information, visit www.scra27. org/practice. J a n u a ry 2 0 1 2 • M o n i t o r o n p s y c h o l o g y 81

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Monitor on Psychology - January 2012

Monitor on Psychology - January 2012
President’s Column
From the CEO
Apa’s Statement on the Dsm-5 Development Process
Girl Scouts Badge Promotes Positive Psychology
Early Investments Pay Off for Poor Children, Study Finds
Apa Meets With Chinese Psychological Society to Further Interaction and Exchange
Unique Opportunity for Psychologists to Travel to Cuba
In Brief
Government Relations Update
On Your Behalf
Psychology’s Growing Library of Podcasts
Standing Up for Psychology
Judicial Notebook
Random Sample
Time Capsule
Science Watch
Beyond Psychotherapy
Perspective on Practice
Yes, Recovery Is Possible
Inequity to Equity
Making E-Learning Work
New Standards for High School Psychology
A Trailblazer Moves On
Psychologist Profile
Plan Now for Psychology’s Regional Meetings
New Journal Editors
Apa News
Division Spotlight
American Psychological Foundation

Monitor on Psychology - January 2012