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 Volume 14, Number 10
December 2001 

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The Family Research Consortium III, supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, will sponsor a 2002 Summer Institute for family researchers. The Institute will provide a forum for dissemination, evaluation and discussion of important new developments in theory and research design, methods and analysis in the field of family research. The Institute accepts a limited number of both junior and senior researchers as participants and allows for intellectual exchange among participants and presenters in addition to the more structured program of high quality presentations. Minority family researchers are particularly encouraged to participate. The theme of the 2002 Summer Institute is "Family Processes, Mental Health and Positive Development in Diverse Contexts." The Institute will be held at the Ballantyne Resort in Charlotte, North Carolina, from June 20 - 23, 2002. The Co-Chairs of the 2002 Institute are Xiaojia Ge, University of California, Davis; Robin Jarrett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and M. Belinda Tucker, University of California, Los Angeles. Deadline for applying is Friday, March 1, 2002.

For applications and/or more information contact: Dee Frisque, Center for Human Development and Family Research in Diverse Contexts, The Pennsylvania State University, 106 Henderson Building, University Park, PA 16802-6504; (814) 863-7108; (814) 863-7109 (fax); dmr10@psu.edu; www.hhdev.psu.edu/chdfrdc.

"Self and Consciousness: Roots of humanity?" is the theme of the Fourth Rutgers Symposium on Self and Social Identity, scheduled for April 19-20, 2002. Participants from diverse academic perspectives, including Psychology, Cognitive Ethology, Sociology, Philosophy, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, and Media Studies, will address the following topics:

(1) Where we came from - Self and consciousness in "prehuman" species (are humans really unique?) and through human history (is there something special about modern self and consciousness?); (2) Where we are now: Humans as biological beasts and cognitive creatures - The brain and mind as biological and cognitive systems underlying self and consciousness; (3) Where we are now: Humans as social beings - The social underpinnings of self and consciousness, including how self and consciousness emerge in face-to-face interactions over the course of development and how societal belief systems impact (and often disturb) the self and consciousness of individuals; (4) Where we might go - Where humans will likely go in the future, including how human selves and consciousness might be changed by interacting with computers and related electronic media.

Registration is free, but preregistration is requested. Contact: Richard D. Ashmore, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Department of Psychology, 53 Avenue E-Tillett Hall, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8040, (732)445-2635, ashmore@rci.rutgers.edu; or at http://psych.rutgers.edu/symposium.

The American Psychological Society is accepting submissions for presentations at the Society's 14th Annual Convention June 6-9, 2002 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Submissions should be completed using the APS Online Submissions process available at www.psychologicalscience.org/convention. Instructions for submission are available online. Submission deadline is January 14, 2002.

Questions about the Call or the Annual Convention should be directed to Erika Davis (edavis@aps.washington.dc.us or 202-783-2077, Ext. 3017).

The Society for General Psychology (SGP), Division 1 of the American Psychological Association, announces its Year 2002 awards competition. The William James Book Award is for a recent book that serves to integrate material across psychological subfields or to provide coherence to the diverse subject matter of psychology. Other award programs are available from the Society. Contact SGP for more information on its awards program.

All nominations and supporting materials for awards must be received on or before April 15, 2002. Nominations and materials for all awards or additional information should be directed to General Psychology Awards c/o Lynn Hasher, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3 Canada. Phone: 416-978-7620; Fax: 416-978-4811; hasher@psych.utoronto.ca.

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