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President's Section:
History of Scientific Psychology
by Kelli Vaughn-Blount, APSSC President
As this is the last official president’s section of my term it would appear the future psychologist-historian is indeed history. However, before I go there are a few parting thoughts I would like to share. The first and most obvious has been that it has been a glorious year and I feel most fortunate to have served as the president of such an amazing board and student membership. Secondly, it has been my honor to be able to share my passion for the ever-intriguing history of scientific psychology with you each month. I have had great fun providing these historical tidbits and hope you have enjoyed them as well. As you will all be both providers and consumers of psychological science in the future, it is my hope that you have also had some insight as to why the history of psychology is important to the discipline itself as well as ways it may benefit you as a student, researcher, and teacher. If you are interested in learning more about the study of the history of psychology - how it may be implemented in to your department or curriculum – or how to become a psychologist-historian yourself please click here.

I am truly looking forward to meeting all of you at this year’s APSSC student events in San Francisco. In addition, please join us at the History of Women in Psychology Symposium at the convention on Sunday May 24th. The event is co-sponsored by the APSSC and the Archives of the History of American Psychology and will feature historical presentations, by three psychologist-historians, as well as personal accounts from well known psychological scientists Eleanor Maccoby and Anne Treisman.

Again my thanks to each and every one of you for your support, membership, and amazing contributions to the future history of psychological science. See you in San Francisco!

May 22-25th San Francisco, CA

APSSC Convention Kickoff and Student Social
Kelli Vaughn-Blount
APS Student Caucus
Location: Jillian's Billiards
Date/Time: Friday, May 22, 2009 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

The Naked Truth: Getting Into Graduate School
Chair: Molly Petersen
Presenters/Authors: Michaela M. Bucchianeri, Kris Gunawan, Harrison Kell, Katie O'Neill, Deah S. Quinlivan, Jessica T. Wong
Location: Yerba Buena 5 - 6
Date/Time: Saturday, May 23, 2009 9:00 AM - 9:55 AM

The Naked Truth: Surviving Graduate School
Chair: DeLeon Gray
Presenters/Authors: Mike Yough, Mandi White-Ajmani, Sarah R. Holley, Ava Rose, Tierra S. Stimson, David A. Frederick
Location: Yerba Buena 5 - 6
Date/Time: Saturday, May 23, 2009 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM

The Naked Truth: What to Do After Graduate School

Chair: Lisa Hasel
Presenters/Authors: Zlatan Krizan, Eric Lang, Alana Conner, Megan Oser, Jennifer Dysart
Location: Yerba Buena 5 - 6
Date/Time: Saturday, May 23, 2009 11:00 AM - 11:55 AM

Students Teaching Students * New Event
Chair: Kelli Vaughn-Blount
Presenters/Authors: (Professionals) Andrew Christopher, Shelia Kennison, Susan A. Nolan. (Students) Lisa Hasel, Jeremy Houska, James Vaughn
Location: Yerba Buena 5 - 6
Date/Time: Saturday, May 23, 2009 1:30 PM - 2:50 PM

How to Get Published: Guidance From Journal Editors

Are you a beginner in the world of scientific publishing? Editors from top journals in the field of psychological science will give valuable advice about what happens once your paper has been submitted, the publication process (e.g., common pitfalls of first-time submitters, what editors look for in manuscripts, why editors and reviewers only accept certain statistical procedures, etc.) and answer questions from the audience.

This event is geared toward students and beginning researchers who want to find out what happens once they hit submit. Peter M. Vernig of Suffolk University will chair the panel, which will include:

Editors: Bernhard Sabel, The Journal of Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience; Valerie Reyna, Psychological Science and Developmental Review; Martha Farah, The Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
Location: Yerba Buena 1 - 3
Date/Time: Saturday, May 23, 2009 3:00 PM - 4:50 PM

RiSE-UP Research Award Symposium: Research on Socially and Economically Underrepresented Populations
The RiSE-UP Research Award Symposium will feature addresses by the winners of the 2009 RiSE-UP Research Award, which recognizes excellence in student research on underrepresented groups. Come hear these interesting talks by our top student researchers on a broad range of topics, covering stereotype threat, experiences living with a spinal cord injury, ethnic identity, and cultural influences on daily support use. Chair: Michele Oliver
Award Winners: Kimberly Kahn, Gloria Luong, Oanh Meyer, Shu-wen Wang
Location: Yerba Buena 1 - 2
Date/Time: Sunday, May 24, 2009 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Student Research Award Symposium
Chair: DeLeon Gray
Award Winners: Erin Maloney, Teresa Madruga, Michael Russell, Jamil Zaki
Location: Yerba Buena 1 - 2
Date/Time: Sunday, May 24, 2009 11:30 AM - 12:50 PM

The History of Women in Psychology * New Event
Co-Chairs: David Baker and Kelli Vaughn-Blount
Presenters/Authors: Alexandra Rutherford, Nancy Felipe Russo, Ann Johnson, Eleanor Maccoby, Anne Treisman
Invited Symposium
Location: Yerba Buena 14 - 15
Date/Time: Sunday, May 24, 2009 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Champions of Psychology
Chair: Lisa Hasel
Champions: John T. Cacioppo, Diane F. Halpern, Nancy Kanwisher, Wilbert J. McKeachie, Walter Mischel, Richard E. Nisbett, Valerie F. Reyna
Location: Yerba Buena 1 - 2
Date/Time: Sunday, May 24, 2009 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM


Perspectives on Scientific Writing * New Event
Presenters: Randall Engle, Robert A. Bjork, Maryanne Garry, Morton Ann Gernsbacher
Location: Yerba Buena 8
Date/Time: Friday, May 22, 2009 1:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Show Me the Money: Grant-Getting for Graduate Students and New Faculty
Presenters: Courtney Ferrell, Robert W. Levenson
Location: Yerba Buena 8
Date/Time: Friday, May 22, 2009 3:00 PM - 4:50 PM


RiSE-UP Meeting
Are you a RiSE-UP committee member or a RiSE-UP Research Award reviewer? Or are you someone who has always wondered what RiSE-UP is all about? Then the RiSE-UP Meeting is the perfect place for you. The meeting provides a friendly setting for currently involved students to meet one another, as well as provides an opportunity for interested students to learn more about RiSE-UP and talk about our accomplishments for the 2008-2009 year.

The RiSE-UP Meeting will be held on Sunday May 24th from 9:00-9:25 am, right before the RiSE-UP Research Award Symposium. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail the RiSE-UP Coordinator, Michele Oliver, at apssc.riseup@psychologicalscience.org

Campus Representatives Meeting
This meeting is open to all current Campus Representatives, as well as those student affiliates who might be interested in serving as a Representative at their own schools. At the meeting, students will have the opportunity to interact with fellow reps, to discuss their experiences in serving the APSSC, and to learn more about the future of the program. The Membership & Volunteers Officer will be present to facilitate the meeting, to recognize the accomplishments of the current reps, and to meet and communicate with student affiliates.
Chair: Amy Crook
Location: Yerba Buena 1-2
Date/Time: Sunday, May 24, 2009, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

2009/2010 APSSC Board Election Results
by Kelli Vaughn-Blount, APSSC President
The APSSC Executive Board would like to officially announce the winners of the 2009/2010 APSSC Board elections. The incoming board members will take over their new positions on the last day of the APS Conference in San Francisco.

Communications and Marketing Officer: Peter Vernig, Suffolk University

Graduate Advocate: Kelly Buckholdt, University of Memphis

Membership and Volunteers Officer: Kris Gunawan, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

RiSE-UP Coordinator: James Vaughn, Oklahoma State University

Student Notebook Editor: Laura Morett, University of California, Santa Cruz

Undergraduate Advocate: Kimberly Lowe, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Congratulations to the new board and a tremendous THANK YOU to all of the members who voted in this election!

Also, a big congratulations to our

2009/2010 APSSC President: Jeremy Houska,

the 2009 Wilbert J. McKeachie Teaching Excellence Award Winner for the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

In the May/June Student Notebook – In Search of Funding: How to Find and Apply for Grants
by Peter M. Vernig, APSSC Student Notebook Editor
Laura M. Morett of the University of California, Santa Cruz discusses that all important link in the research chain: grant funding. Graduate school is not too early to start looking into applying for a grant, and Morett demystifies the process. From learning about types and sources of funding, to understanding the different requirements, have a look at this month’s Student Notebook to learn the basics of grant-writing.

Funding opportunities and deadlines for May and June!
by Lisa E. Hasel, 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!

May 1st

Canadian Psychological Association’s Ken Bowers Student Research Award
Canadian Psychological Association’s Clinical Section Travel Award
The European Society for Cognitive Psychology’s Early Career Publication Award
Department of Veterans Affairs’ Pre-Doctoral Associated Health Rehabilitation Research Fellowship
Psi Chi’s Allyn & Bacon Awards
Psi Chi’s Erlbaum Awards
Psi Chi’s Guilford Awards

May 4th

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues’ Social Issues Dissertation Award

May 5th

Economic & Social Research Council 1+3/+3 Studentship

May 16th

American Psychological Association’s Diversity Dissertation Scholarship

May 25th

National Institute of Health’s MARC Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research, Institutional National Research Service Award (NRSA)

May 31st

Australian Federation of University Women Education Trust’s Fellowship Georgina Sweet
Australian Federation of University Women Education Trust’s AFUW Fellowship
Canadian Psychological Association’s Patrick O’Neill Student Presentation Award

June 1st

American Psychological Association’s Benton-Meier Neuropsychology Scholarships
Society for Neuroscience’s Graduate Student Travel Awards
Society for Neuroscience’s Neuroscience Scholars Program
Society for Neuroscience’s Postdoctoral Fellow Travel Awards
Society for Neuroscience Chapters’ Graduate Student Travel Awards
Society for Neuroscience Chapters’ Postdoctoral Trainee Travel Awards

June 15th

American Psychological Foundation/Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology’s Clarence J. Rosencrans Scholarship
American Psychological Foundation/Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology’s Harry and Miriam Levinson Scholarship
American Psychological Foundation/Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology’s Ruth G. and Joseph D. Matarazzo Scholarship

June 22nd

Society for Neuroscience Chapters’ Next Generations Postdoctoral Award
Society for Neuroscience Chapters’ Next Generation Predoctoral Award

For more information about these opportunities and more, check out the APSSC’s Online Funding Database!

Helpful Hint for May:
Take a vacation!
by Jeremy Ashton Houska,
Communications & Marketing Officer

You've had a productive academic year, right? Go ahead and reward yourself, recharge your batteries, and enjoy a temporary respite from your responsibilities...but don't overestimate the power of vacations!

Have a look at Richard Hebert's article "Vacation: Not What You Remember" in the July 2005 Observer.



May 2009

APSSC Executive Board
Kelli Vaughn-Blount

Lisa E. Hasel

Jeremy Ashton Houska
Communications & Marketing Officer

DeLeon L. Gray
Graduate Advocate

Amy Crook
Membership & Volunteers Officer

Michele L. Oliver
RiSE-UP Coordinator

Peter M. Vernig
Student Notebook

Molly Peterson
Undergraduate Advocate

APSSC Announcements

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