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APA Division 52: Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award

The book award is presented to the author(s) or editor(s) of a recent book that makes the greatest contribution to psychology as an international discipline and profession
The mission of Division 52 is to advance psychology internationally as a science and profession, and through education and advocacy. In support of this mission, the Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award is presented to the author(s) or editor(s) of a recent book that makes the greatest contribution to psychology as an international discipline and profession, or more specifically, the degree to which the book adds to our understanding of global phenomena and problems from a psychological point of view. Examples include psychological interventions at the micro and macro levels, multinational organizations, questions of mental health, pedagogy, peace and war, gender roles, contributions of indigenous psychologies to global psychology, textbooks that integrate theory, research and practice from around the globe, edited volumes integrating contributions from scholars around the world, and overviews of international and global psychology.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Nominations may include authored or edited volumes in any language. All submissions must be accompanied by a two-page letter in English making a case for the book's potential contribution to global psychology. Copyright must be 2010. Nominations may not include fiction and biographies.

Specifics of the Award

Winners will be announced in early 2012, presented with a certificate, and invited to give an address at the August APA 2012 Convention in Orlando, Florida. They will receive one full payment of the convention fee and a stipend of $500 to help fund their attendance at the convention.

Criteria

In judging the contribution of each book, the following set of guidelines will be used:

  1. How creative and novel are the ideas expressed in the book?
  2. How large and significant a contribution does the book make to psychology as a global discipline and profession?
  3. Are the book's contents international or global in nature?
  4. Is the book scientifically rigorous and logically sound? Are its theoretical bases well supported and translatable into sound and ethical practice?
    What is the literary quality of the work?
  5. Is it interestingly and well written? Is the audience for whom it is written explicitly stated and does it reach that audience?
  6. Does the book maintain a clear focus on psychology as a science and practice?

Procedures

All nominations, accompanied by the two-page letter, and 3 copies of the book, must be made by October 1, 2011, and sent to:

Renée Goodstein, PhD
Chair, Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award
Psychology Department
St. Francis College
180 Remsen Street
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