Public Service Psychology
A newsletter of Division 18
January 2018 |Vol. 43, No. 1
In This Issue
- Police profanity: How “tactical language” can lead to excessive force complaints
When profanity was used by police during a mock arrest scenario, participants were significantly more likely to negatively evaluate performance and to rate force as excessive.
By Christina L. Patton, PhD
- Presidential plans and initiatives for 2017-18
Enhancement of infrastructure and increasing support for students and Early Career Psychologists are two of my primary goals.
By Linda Richardson, PhD
- Council report
Report from the Div. 18 Council representatives.
By David M. Corey, PhD, ABPP, and Anne Shari Klee, PhD
Div. 18 Section Reports
- VA section report
As the VA section embarks on a new year after a productive meeting at the APA convention in Washington, D.C., it is a good time to reflect on the past year and upcoming events for the new year.
By Monica Roy, PhD
- Past-president column
The APA convention and the past year in Div. 18.
By Shirley M. Glynn, PhD
- Congratulations to Janet Mielke Schwartz, PhD
The longstanding Div. 18 member was elected an APA fellow.
By Anne Shari Klee, PhD
- What moved Harold Dawley to tell the story of Vietnam vets, “Lost Homeocoming“
During his career as a psychologist at the New Orleans VA Medical Center, Harold Dawley, PhD, had an experience with a Vietnam veteran that led to his writing, co-directing, and producing the documentary “The Lost Homecoming — When Our Vietnam Veterans Came Home.”
- Div. 18 Executive Committee
2017-18 division officers have begun their terms.