APA Division 1 Call for Nominations for Awards for Year 2014

Deadline: February 15, 2014

The Society for General Psychology, Division One of the American Psychological Association is conducting its Year 2014 awards competition, including the William James Book Award for a recent book that serves to integrate material across psychological subfields or to provide coherence to the diverse subject matter of psychology, the Ernest R. Hilgard Award for a Lifetime Career Contribution to General Psychology, the George A. Miller Award for an Outstanding Recent Article on General Psychology, and the Arthur W. Staats Lecture for Unifying Psychology, which is an American Psychological Foundation Award managed by the Society for General Psychology.

In addition, there are two student awards: The Raymond Corsini Student Poster Award for the best poster presented in the Division One poster session, and The Anne Anastasi General Psychology Graduate Student Award, based on the student’s past performance and proposed research.

All nominations and supporting materials for each award must be received on or before February 15, 2014.

More Information:

There are no restrictions on nominees, and self-nominations as well as nominations by others are encouraged for these awards. The Society for General Psychology encourages the integration of knowledge across the subfields of psychology and the incorporation of contributions from other disciplines. The Society is looking for creative synthesis, the building of novel conceptual approaches, and a reach for new, integrated wholes. A match between the goals of the Society and the nominated work or person will be an important evaluation criterion. Consequently, for all of these awards, the focus is on the quality of the contribution and the linkages made between diverse fields of psychological theory and research. Winners of the William James Book Award, the Ernest R. Hilgard Award, and the George A. Miller Award will be announced at 2014 American Psychological Association. They will be expected to give an invited presentation at the 2015 APA convention and also to provide a copy of the award presentation for inclusion in the newsletter of the Society (The General Psychologist). They will receive a certificate and a cash prize of $1500 to help defray travel expenses for that convention.

I. For the William James Book Award, nominations materials should include: a) three copies of the book (dated post-2008 and available in print; b) the vitae of the author(s); and c) a one-page statement that explains the strengths of the submission as an integrative work and how it meets criteria established by the Society. Specific criteria can be found on the Society’s website: www.apadivisions.org/division-1/awards/james/index.aspx. Textbooks, analytic reviews, biographies, and examples of applications are generally discouraged. For information on submission of nomination letters and supporting materials, please contact Joan Chrisler, PhD., jcchr@conncoll.edu. Books can be mailed to Joan C. Chrisler, PhD., Department of Psychology, Connecticut College, New London, CT 06320 USA.


II. For the Ernest R. Hilgard Award, nominations packets should include the candidate’s vitae along with a detailed statement indicating why the nominee is a worthy candidate for the award and supporting letters from others who endorse the nomination. Nomination letters and supporting materials should be sent electronically to Wade Pickren, PhD, (wadepickren@gmail.com). More information on the Hilgard award can be found at: www.apadivisions.org/division-1/awards/hilgard/index.aspx.


III. For the George A. Miller Award, nominations packets should include four copies of: a) the article being considered (which can be of any length but must be in print and have a post-2008 publication date); b) the curriculum vitae of the author(s); and c) a statement detailing the strength of the candidate article as an outstanding contribution to General Psychology. They should be sent electronically to Janet Sigal, PhD, (Janet2822@aol.com ). More information on the Miller award can be found at: www.apadivisions.org/division-1/awards/miller/index.aspx.


IV. The 2015 Arthur W. Staats Lecture for Unifying Psychology is to be announced in 2014 and given at APA’s 2015 Annual convention. Nominations materials should include the nominee’s curriculum vitae along with a detailed statement indicating why the nominee is a worthy candidate for the award including evidence that the nominee would give a good lecture. Nomination letters and supporting materials should be sent electronically to Dean Keith Simonton, PhD (dksimonton@ucdavis.edu) . More information on the Staats award can be found at: www.apadivisions.org/division-1/awards/staats/index.aspx.


V. Nomination for The Raymond Corsini Student Poster Award (previously named Anne Anastasi Student Poster Award) nominations should be submitted for the Division One Posters upon call for the APA Convention Programs. More information on the Corsini (previously Anastasi) poster award can be found at www.apadivisions.org/division-1/awards/poster/index.aspx.


VI. The Anne Anastasi Graduate Student Research Award Nomination must be submitted electronically to the 2014 Chair of the committee, John Hogan, PhD (Hoganjohn@aol.com). Please send the following materials:

I. The Following Cover Sheet

Candidates for the Anne Anastasi General Psychology Graduate Student Award should submit the following:

1. There are 2 levels of the Anastasi Award: Students with 2 years or less of graduate study and those with more than 2 years of graduate study. Circle the one that best applies to you:

a. Two years or less of study beyond the baccalaureate.

b. More than two years beyond the baccalaureate.

2. I completed my masters’ degree in year: ______. Did not complete a masters’ degree ______.

3. Include:

a. Name + email:

b. Institution:

c. A mentor + email:

d. Focus of research, title:

II. Send the next three as attachments:

1. Research statement on your past/present/future work (2-3 pages, with limited number of important citations)

2. Your Curriculum Vitae

3. Supporting letter from one mentor, either attached or sent separately

More information on the Anastasi research award can be found at: www.apadivisions.org/division-1/awards/research/index.aspx.

General Comments on all of the awards may be made to Josephine Tan, PhD, Awards Coordinator, (jtan@lakeheadu.ca).


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