Call for nominations: 2012 division awards

You are encouraged to submit your nominations for several APA Division 1 awards, two specifically for students

Deadline: February 15, 2012

The Society for General Psychology, Division One of the American Psychological Association is conducting its Year 2012 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 Anne Anastasi 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, 2012.

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 the annual convention of the American Psychological Association the year of submission. They will be expected to give an invited presentation at the subsequent 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 $1000 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-2006 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. Textbooks, analytic reviews, biographies, and examples of applications are generally discouraged. Nomination letters and supporting materials should be sent to Wade Pickren, PhD, Dept of Psychology, Pace University, 41 Park Row, New York, NY 10038.

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 Nancy Russo, PhD.