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Foundation AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL Students take flight: APF funds a summer aviation camp A $20,000 APF Pre-College Grant is sending students from the Institute of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Academy in Cherry Creek, Colo., to a five-day camp this summer called “Aviation Psychology for Pilot Training.” Grant winner Pamela Ansburg, PhD, an associate professor of psychology at Metropolitan State College of Denver, is hosting the camp with members of the college’s aviation and aerospace department to teach students how stress, fear and other psychological variables can affect pilot performance, particularly in high-risk flight situations. The camp will use flight simulation technologies in laboratory experiments and bring in certified pilots for class projects. The hope is that the camp will motivate science-oriented students to pursue careers in psychology, says APF Executive Director Elisabeth R. Straus. The Pre-College Grants program is funded from the Esther Katz Rosen Fund, which was established in 1974 with a bequest from psychologist Esther Katz Rosen, PhD, who wanted the money to go toward the psychological understanding of gifted and talented students and adolescents. For more information on the Pre-College Grant program, visit Cantor donation to support women’s leadership institute fund APF’s Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology Fund has been renamed the Dorothy W. Cantor APF Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology Fund, thanks to a $70,000 donation by Dorothy W. Cantor, PsyD, president of APF’s Board of Trustees. The fund will support the APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology, which encourages the development of women psychologists as leaders in practice, academic and research settings, as well as throughout APA and state, provincial and territorial psychological association governance. The institute also seeks to increase the diversity of women leaders in 92 Upcoming deadlines May • Pre-College Psychology Grant: May 1 • Esther Katz Rosen Early Career Grant: May 1 • Timothy Jeffery Award: May 1 • Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship: May 15 June • Benton-Meier Scholarships: June 1 • Robert Fantz Scholarship: June 1 • Joseph Gittler Award: June 1 • F.J. McGuigan Dissertation Award: June 1 • Kenneth and Mamie Clark Grant: June 15 • APF/COGDOP Scholarships: June 15 For more information about APF’s funding programs, visit www.apa. org/apf or contact Parie Kadir at or (202) 336-5984. M O N I T O R O N P S Y C H O L O G Y • M AY 2 0 1 2 John Foxx

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