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Division SPOTLIGHT SPSSI conference coming in June Div. 9 (Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues–SPSSI) will hold its ninth biennial conference, “Changing Societies: Learning from and for Research, Social Action and Policy,” June 21–24 in Charlotte, N.C. Presentations will include insights on how to develop public policy based on science as well as mentoring sessions and receptions for graduate students and international attendees. Conference participants can also volunteer with a communitybased organization in Charlotte. To register, visit Ready your practice with Div. 12’s free toolkit Starting a private practice? Div. 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology) has created a “Clinician’s Toolkit,”, a free collection of forms every clinician needs, including health-care release forms, intake templates, group and one-onone therapy progress notes forms and more. Forms can be printed, copied and distributed. Psychologists can submit ideas for other toolkit items to the division at contact. Div. 2 to host best practices conference in October APA Div. 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology) is accepting proposals for symposia, workshops and posters for its “Best Practices in Teaching Psychology” conference Oct. 12–13 in Atlanta. Keynote speakers include Arthur Aron, PhD, on “Making Stats Students’ Favorite Course — and for the Right Reasons”; Scott Bates, PhD, on “The Three Faces of a Methods/ Stats Instructor: Salesperson, Lawyer and Comic”; and Gary Lewandowski, PhD, and Natalie Cicarocco, PhD, on “It All Starts with a Question: A New Perspective on Teaching Methodology.” Proposals are due June 15. For more information, visit Div. 15 names its early career grant winners Div. 15 (Educational) has presented five members with Early Career Research Awards, $7,500 grants that support promising educational psychology research. The 2011 winners are: Timothy Curby, PhD, of George Mason University, for his project, “Teachers’ Global Quality and Children’s Development of Emotional Competence in Preschool.” Bridget Hatfield, PhD, of the University of Virginia, for her project, “Preschool Children’s Adaptations of the StressResponse System Following a Teacher-Child Relationship Focused Intervention.” Jung-In Kim, PhD, of the University of Colorado, Denver, for her project, “Identifying the Socio-cultural Influence of Parents, Teachers and Society on Children’s Identity Construction and Achievement Motivation to Learn Korean Heritage Language.” Kelly A. Rodgers, PhD, of City University of New York, for her project, “Rethinking the AfricanAmerican Cultural Self: The Case of Academic Self-Concept.” Dana Wood, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, for her project, “A Longitudinal Investigation of Poverty, Discrimination, and Educational Outcomes Among Urban Minority Late Adolescents.” 89 Jupiterimages M AY 2 0 1 2 • M O N I T O R O N P S Y C H O L O G Y

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

Monitor on Psychology - May 2012
President’s Column
From the CEO
Math + science + motherhood = a tough combination
The rights of indigenous people take center stage at AAAS meeting
Interdisciplinary programs that are leading the way
Good Governance Project moves into its next phase
APA publishes third edition of seminal ADHD book for kids
Government Relations Update
In Brief
Random Sample
Judicial Notebook
Psychology’s first forays into film
Time Capsule
Presidential programming
Obesity researchers receive lifetime achievement awards
Top speakers for psychology’s top meeting
Science Watch
Homing in on sickle cell disease
Psychologist Profile
Alone in the ‘hole’
Public Interest
State Leadership Conference ‘12
Perspective on Practice
Education tops council’s agenda
Meet the candidates for APA’s 2014 president
Presidential election guidelines
Division Spotlight
American Psychological Foundation
Support for sexual miniorities

Monitor on Psychology - May 2012