Monitor on Psychology - February 2012 - (Page 82)

Division spotlIght Div. 2 to promote statistics mastery among students APA Div. 2 (Society for the teaching of Psychology) has formed a task force to boost statistics skills among students taking psychology at the high school and undergraduate levels. two subcommittees will examine minimal standards of statistical literacy as defined by high school and college psychology course curriculums. Chaired by Susan nolan, PhD, of Seton Hall University, the task force will propose guidelines and learning goals for high school and undergraduate teachers related to statistical literacy, develop toolkits for best teaching practices and assessment and compile bibliographic materials. to get involved, visit the Div. 2 website at Webcast of Div. 17 career development conference now available Div. 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) has posted talks White House honors Div. 17 member the White House presented Div. 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) member Angela Byars-Winston, PhD, with a “Champion of Change” award on Dec. 9 for her work to help build the ranks of women in the nation’s science, technology, engineering and math (SteM) workforce. ByarsWinston is an associate professor in the department of medicine at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her research examines how to promote the recruitment and retention of racial and ethnic-minority doctoral students in the biological and behavioral sciences. Byars-Winston also studies how culture influences Byars-Winston academic and career development. She has translated her research into interventions for middle school students through early career professionals that are aimed at increasing the representation of women and racial and ethnic minorities in SteM fields. the “Champions of Change” program is part of President Barack obama’s “Winning the Future” initiative, which honors people who are working to improve their communities. from its recent conference “Forging Career Policy for the Greater Good” on its website at the meeting, hosted by the division’s Society for vocational Psychology section nov. 5–6 in Boston, focused on how psychologists can use research to inform policymakers about the need for lifelong access to career and workforce development. Speakers included raimo vourinen, PhD, director of the european Lifelong Guidance Partnership network, who outlined how the european Union has embraced career planning and management skills as critical to creating a strong economy. Speaker Joan Wills, a senior policy analyst with the national Collaborative for Workforce and Disability for Youth, urged attendees to advocate for career development funding to their state and federal policymakers. Div. 17 calls for video contest submissions Div. 17 is holding a video contest to raise awareness of counseling psychology. Students and professionals can submit creative, short videos that emphasize the unique contributions of counseling psychology. the winning video will premiere at the 2012 APA Annual Convention in orlando, Fla., Aug. 2–5, and the winner will receive a $1,000 prize. For more information, visit 82 M o n i t o r o n p s y c h o l o g y • F e b ru a ry 2 0 1 2

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

Monitor on Psychology - February 2012
President’s column
From the CEO
APA files two briefs in support of same-sex couples
New registry seeks to understand addiction recovery through ‘crowdsourcing’
APA launches a database of tests and measures
Watch for new member benefit: “APA Access”
Apply now for APA’s Advanced Training Institutes
PsycTHERAPY, APA’s new database, brings therapy demos to life
In Brief
APA scientists help guide tobacco regulation
A-mazing research
‘A machine for jumping to conclusions’
Judicial Notebook
Random Sample
Righting the imbalance
The beginnings of mental illness
Science Directions
Improving disorder classification, worldwide
Protesting proposed changes to the DSM
Interventions for at-risk students
Harnessing the wisdom of the ages
Anti-bullying efforts ramp up
Hostile hallways
R U friends 4 real?
Support for teachers
Speaking of Education
Record keeping for practitioners
Going green
At the intersection of law and psychology
Division Spotlight
Grants help solve society’s problems

Monitor on Psychology - February 2012