Schedule some APS time this Fall
Jeremy Ashton Houska, APSSC President
Life as a student is one that requires planning, if it all possible. For me, there's always something empowering about creating my weekly schedule on Excel, printing it out, and taping it on the wall. This week I finalized my Fall schedule. You're probably saying to yourself ďthat's nice...why should I care?Ē With all that we do as students, it is easy to overlook important dates. Whether you create your Fall schedule on Excel or by hand, I hope APS and the APSSC will be included on it.
The Fall term features a number of important APS and APSSC dates you should be aware of. If you are receiving this eNews
, and a member of our Facebook community
, you will be in the know. However, as much as our eNews and Facebook group are informative, additional details on APS and APSSC programs are spread via campus representatives.
APSSC Campus Representatives play a critical role in this flow of information, and institutions without them in place often suffer. If your institution does not have a campus representative (check by clicking here
), why don't you join the program? Or, at the very least, take a moment to e-mail the online application
link to some of your colleagues.
Psychologists Can Help Reduce Suffering and Death from Cancer
Erika A. Waters, Yvonne Hunt,
and Genevieve F. Dunton
Over 550,000 men and women are expected to die of cancer in 2009, and behavioral factors such as smoking and physical inactivity are associated with the majority of these deaths. As you begin your job search, consider becoming a postdoctoral fellow at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), which is part of the National Institutes of Health. You do not need to have done "cancer research" previously. You need only to see how your research-in decision making, depression/anxiety, attitudes, psychoneuroimmunology, social cognition, addictive behaviors, health behavior change, etc-can be applied to solve this tremendous problem for our nation.
For an in depth article written by two current NCI postdoctoral fellows (Erika Waters, social psychology, and Yvonne Hunt, clinical psychology) and one former NCI fellow (Genevieve Dunton, health psychology) visit the APSSC website
. The deadline for applications is September 1. For more information or to apply, visit the NCIís website
Become an APSSC Campus Rep!
Kris Gunawan, APSSC MVO
We are continually accepting campus reps for the 2009-2010 academic year. If your school is not on our list of campus reps
, we have an opening leadership position for you. The purpose of the Campus Rep Program is to increase communication between your school and the APS/APSSC. As a campus rep, you will receive important information, such as research opportunities and special events, to share with your peers. To learn more about our Campus Rep Program, please click on the following link
. The campus rep application
is available online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Membership and Volunteers Officer
Funding Opportunity Deadlines
for August and September!
Kelli Vaughn-Blount, APSSC Past-President
Do you qualify for any of these awards? If you do, now is the time to act because the deadlines are fast approaching!
For more information about these opportunities and more, check out the APSSCís Online Funding Database
! To increase the availability of funding resources please email new funding opportunities to firstname.lastname@example.org
Each month we highlight all of the funding deadlines that are approaching. Itís the time of year when most deadlines are for international opportunities. Donít be discouraged, there will be a new list of opportunities next month.
Augustís Helpful Hint:
Examine Your Values
Pete Vernig, APSSC CMO
What is it that drives you? What would your ideal life look like? What values are most important to you as a professional and a person? Unlike goals (which we constantly set for ourselves, and hopefully often meet), values are the higher-order principles that determine what we want out of life. When we live our lives in accordance with them, we can derive meaning from even the most arduous tasks. Take a minute this month and explore what is most important to you.
Looking to boost your vitae? The APSSC is looking for motivated graduate and undergraduate student affiliates to serve as reviewers for the Student Grant and/or Research Competitions. Reviewing provides an excellent opportunity to gain an insider's perspective on the academic peer review process. For more information, please visit the reviewer page
Are you curious about graduate school? Do you know what program you are interested in? Are you prepared for the GRE? If so, Please apply for the Mentorship Program. The Mentorship Program pairs an undergraduate student with a graduate student mentor. It is a fun way to get to know your fellow APSSC members, and to network with others in your research interest areas! For more information, or to apply, please go to the mentorship page
on the APSSC website.
Write for the Student Notebook!
The APS Observer is seeking articles from graduate student affiliates for the Student Notebook column. This is an excellent opportunity to build your resume while sharing your ideas and experiences with other students of psychology! To submit an article, or for more information, please contact Mandi White-Ajmani
, Student Notebook Editor.
Are you interested in writing? Do you enjoy sharing your ideas to your fellow APSSC student affiliates? If so, the Undergraduate Advocate is currently looking for writers to write for the Undergraduate Update! For more information, please email the Undergraduate Advocate, Kimberly Lowe