Write for the APA Public Interest Directorate newsletter
APA’s Public Interest Directorate invites students to contribute
articles on public interest-related issues such as child abuse
or race relations to the “A Student’s Perspective” section of its
newsletter “In the Public Interest.” Interested students should
contact G. Tina Wolridge at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read through
past issues and subscribe at www.apa.org/pi/about/newsletter/
Be a health equity ambassador
Graduate students are encouraged to apply to be health equity
ambassadors through APA’s Health Disparities Strategic
Initiative, which aims to increase support for research, training
and public interventions that improve health and reduce
health disparities among vulnerable populations. Ambassadors
receive free training via webinars on health equity topics
and are eligible for mini-grants of up to $500 for smoking-cessation activities. For more information on the Health Equity
Ambassadors Program and the mini-grants, contact Patricia
DiSandro at email@example.com.
Subscribe to the Div. 15 newsletter
Students are encouraged to subscribe to APA’s Div. 15
(Educational) “Weekly Digest” of media coverage on education
policy and research, and announcements from the division.
Sign up and read past issues at http://www.apadiv15.org/
Attend the Summer Institute in Social
and Personality Psychology
Social and personality psychology graduate students are
encouraged to attend the two-week Summer Institute in
Social and Personality Psychology, to be held in Boston,
July 19–Aug. 1. Up to 80 predoctoral students in social and
personality psychology are eligible for the institute, which
is sponsored by APA’s Div. 8 (Society for Personality and
Social Psychology) with funding from the National Science
Foundation. Top researchers and teachers in the field will
offer courses on emotion/affect, intergroup relations and
disparities, morality, personality development and evolutionary
processes. Instructors will also offer workshops on data analytic
techniques and research methodologies. Registration is $200
and covers tuition, housing and accommodations. Limited
scholarships are also available for registration and travel.
News you can use
Improve your PsycINFO search
APA has developed three free PsycINFO training webinars to
Vote for the next round of APAGS leaders
help people improve their use of APA’s research databases. The
series features three 30-minute sessions: Basic Search, Advanced
Search and Results Management. The sessions may be taken
separately, but students are encouraged to take all three. To
register, go to www.apa.org/pubs/databases/training/webinars-
students.aspx. For more information or to request a customized
help session, contact PsycINFO at firstname.lastname@example.org.
APAGS encourages members to vote for the next group of
APAGS leaders April 1– 30 at www.apa.org/apags/governance/
join/run/ index.aspx. All APAGS members who have an email
address on file with APA will receive an election ballot.
Nominate an outstanding librarian
Graduate students are encouraged to nominate a librarian
from their university for APA’s eighth annual Excellence in
Librarianship Award, to be presented at the American Library
Association Annual Conference in San Francisco in June. The
award includes a $2,500 check and an inscribed plaque. The
nomination deadline is April 20. Visit www.apa.org/about/
awards/ librarianship.aspx for more information.
Looking for an internship
or residency program?
Look up APA-accredited doctoral, internship
and postdoctoral residency programs with
a new search tool developed by APA’s
Commission on Accreditation. The tool
enables people to search for accredited
programs using a variety of different fields,
such as by state, practice area or setting type.
The tool also allows users to compare up to
three programs at a time. Find it at www.apa.