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The Society for General Psychology - Call for Nominations 2011 Awards

Division One is conducting its year 2011 awards competition.

The Society for General Psychology, Division One of the American Psychological Association is conducting its year 2011 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 Career Contribution to General Psychology, the George A. Miller Award for an Outstanding Recent Article in General Psycholog y, and the Arthur W. Staats Lecture for Unifying Psycholog y, which is an American Psychological Foundation Award managed by the Society. In addition, there is an award for graduate students: The Anne Anastasi General Psychology Graduate Student Award. All nominations and supporting materials for each award must be received on or before February 15, 2011. With the exception of the William James Award, you are encouraged to s ubmit your materials electronically. 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 psychologica l theory and research. Winners will be announced at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association the year of submission. The awardees for the first four awards will be expected to give an invited address 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 ). These Awardees will receive a certificate and a cash prize of $1000 to help defray travel expenses for that convention. For the William James Book Award, nominations materials should include three copies of the book (dated post-2006 and available in print); the vitae of the author(s) and a one-page statement that explains the strengths of the submission as an integrative work and how it meets criteria established by the Society. The award criteria can be found at Division 1. Textbooks, analytic reviews, biographies, and examples of applications are generally discouraged. Nomination letters and supporting materials should be sent to Dean Keith Simonton, PhD, Department of Psychology, One Shields Avenue, University of California, Davis 95616-8686; email. 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 worth y candidate for the award and supporting letters from others who endorse the nomination. Nomination letters and supporting materials should be sent electronically to John D. Hogan, PhD, Psychology Department, St. John’s University, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11439; email. For the George A. Miller Award, nominations packets should include four copies of the article being considered (which can be of any length but must be in print and have a post-2006 publication date), vitae of the author(s), and a statement detailing the strength of the candidate article as an outstanding contribution to General Psychology. Nomination letters and supporting materials should be sent electronically to Nancy Felipe Russo, PhD, Department of Psychology, Box 871104, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-1104; email. The 2012 Arthur W. Staats Lecture for Unifying Psychology is to be awarded in 2011 and given at APA's 2012 annual convention .

Nominations materials should include the candidate's 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. They should be sent electronically to Donald Dewsbury, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611; email. The Anne Anastasi General Psychology Graduate Student Award is in its second year and some changes are being introduced. This nomination must be submitted electronically to Harold Takooshian, PhD, Psychology-916, Fordham University, New York NY 10023; email. Candidates for the Anne Anastasi General Psychology Graduate Student Award should submit the following: I. There are 2 levels of the Anastasi Award: Students with 2 years or less of graduate study and those with more t han 2 years of graduate study. Circle the one t hat be st a pplies 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:; or did not complete, 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. These materials should be sent electronically to the 2011 Chair of the committee, Harold Takooshian, PhD, Psychology-916, Fordham University, New York NY 10023, email. Each of two recipients of this award will receive $300 and a certificate in 2011. The winner will be decided based on the student’s vitae and research plan, plus a supporting letter from the student’s advisor. Requests for further information about Division One Awards may be directed to MaryLou Cheal, PhD, Awards Coordinator, Society for General Psychology, 127 E. Loma Vista Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282; email.