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Division 34 Convention Program

The division has planned a full range of activities for the 2012 APA Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla.

APA Convention, Orlando, Fla., Aug. 2-5, 2012

Division 34 has a full range of activities planned for APA’s 2012 convention in Orlando, Fla. The listing here is complete as of mid-February; check the convention website for the latest information on dates and times of events.

Symposia

Applied Sustainability in Psychology: Examples from Clinical, Conservation, & Academic Psychology —Chair: Alyson Burns-Glover, PhD, Pacifica University (Currently scheduled for Thursday, Aug.2, 9-10:50 a.m.)

  • Psychology in Zoos, Aquariums & Field Projects: How Do We Inspire Visitors to Conservation Action? — Jill Mellen, PhD, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
  • Obstacles and Solutions for Applied Sustainability in Clinical Practice — Kathleen Hoyt, PhD, PsyD, University of Oregon – Bend
  • Putting Psychology in the Sustainability Game: Case Study at a Liberal Arts College — Alyson Burns-Glover, PhD

Invited Symposium: Perspectives on Epistemology, Ethics and Practice in Environmental Psychology — Chair: Thomas Doherty, PsyD, Lewis and Clark College; Discussant: Brady Wiggins, PhD, Independent Practice (Currently scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 4, 8-9:50 a.m.)

Invited participants include:

  • Sally Augustin, PhD, Design With Science
  • Susan Clayton, PhD, College of Wooster
  • Thomas Doherty, PsyD, Lewis and Clark College

Psychological Factors Shaping the Perception of Climate Change — co-chairs: Peter Howe, MS, Penn State University Park, and Ezra Markowitz, MS, University of Oregon; Discussant: Elke Weber (Currently scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 4, 10-11:50 a.m.)

  • Who Worries About Climate Change? Multilevel Modeling to Explain Variation in Threat Perceptions — Ezra Markowitz; Anthony Leiserowitz, PhD, Yale; Anita Pugliese, Gallup; Peter Howe, MS, Penn State University Park; Tien Ming Lee, PhD, Columbia; Chia- Ying Ko, PhD, Yale
  • Detection of Climate Change Through Local Climate Experience: A Cross-National Analysis — Peter Howe; Anthony Leiserowitz; Anita Pugliese; Ezra Markowitz; Chia-Ying Ko
  • The Role of Anticipatory Relative Deprivation as a Barrier to Engagement in Social Justice — Brittany Bloodhart, MS, Penn State University Park
  • Evaluating the Influence of Cultural Worldviews on Sea-Level Rise Risk Perceptions — Karen Akerlof, MS, George Mason University
  • Exploring the Role of Heuristics and Constructed Beliefs in Climate Change Perception — Lisa Zaval, MS, Columbia University; Ye Li, PhD, Columbia University; Eric Johnson, PhD, Columbia University

Paper Sessions

Addressing the Emotional Sequelae of Hazardous Environmental Trauma — Chair: Darlyne Nemeth, PhD, MP, Neuropsychology Center of Louisiana (Currently scheduled for Friday, Aug. 3, 8-9:50 a.m.)

  • Six Stages of Recovery — Darlyne Nemeth
  • Psychotherapeutic Interventions — Kelly Ray, PhD, MP, Independent Practice
  • The Global Kids Connect Project — Judy Kuriansky, PhD, Columbia University
  • Personality and Behavioral Characteristics Associated with Environmental Crisis & Change — Lauren Whittington, BA, Neuropsychology Center of Louisiana

Ecotherapy: Toward an Empirical Foundation — Chair: Thomas Doherty, PsyD, Lewis and Clark College; Discussant: H.L. Gillis, PhD, Georgia College and State University (Currently scheduled for Friday, Aug. 3, 10-11:50 a.m.)

  • Physical Aspects of the Environment: Implications for Self-Reported Health — Usha Barahmand, PhD, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili
  • Development of an Ecological Sense of Self and Implications for Clinical Psychology — Aimee Copeland, BS, University of West Georgia
  • Nature-Based Stress Reduction: Linking Research on Mindfulness and Restorative Natural Environments — Thomas Doherty
  • Empirical Support for a Wilderness Treatment Milieu — Keith Russell, PhD, Western Washington University
Innovative Psychological Research on Conservation and Sustainability — Discussant, Susan Clayton, PhD, College of Wooster (Currently scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 5, 9-10:50 am)
  • Environmental Intelligence and Relationships With Conservation, Nature Sensitivity, and Exercise — Judy Van Doorn, PhD, Troy University; James Hortman, PhD, Troy University; and Shinene Currington, BS, Troy University
  • Examining the Infl uence of Individual Time Perspective and Narrative Film on Environmental Attitude Change — Brittany Sellers, BA, University of Central Florida; Stephen Fiore, PhD, University of Central Florida; and Elizabeth Phillips, BS, University of Central Florida
  • Qualitative Assessment Strategies in Community-Based Sustainability Research — Joshua Clegg, PhD, City University of New York John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Karyna Pryiomka, MA, City University of New York John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Diffusion of Feedback: Perceptions and Adoption of Devices in the Residential Market – Beth Karlin, MPA, University of California — Irvine; Angela Sanguinetti, MS, University of California — Irvine; Nora Davis, MS, University of California — Irvine; Daniel Stokols, PhD, University of California — Irvine
  • City Mouse & Country Mouse: Sustainability Beyond the City Limits, Opportunity for a Local Partnership — Nora Davis

Environment, Population and Well-Being: International, Multicultural, and Humanitarian Perspectives — Discussant: Laura Johnson, PhD, University of Mississippi (Currently scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 5, 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m.)

  • Attention Restoration and Healthcare: Is European Architecture a Bridge? — Ann Devlin, PhD, Connecticut College; Briana Corenstein, BA, Connecticut College; and Sara Lamer, Connecticut College
  • Psychological Adjustment Among Rural Left-Behind Children in China — Shaobing Su, MD, Beijing Normal University; Xiaoming Li, PhD, Wayne State University School of Medicine; Danhua Lin, PhD, Beijing Normal University; Xiaoyenan Xu, MD, Beijing Normal University; and Maoling Zhu, MD, Yulin Normal College
  • Preventing Pregnancy in Latino Early Adolescent Girls: The Role of Simulated Social Environments — Anne Norris, PhD, RN, University of Central Florida; Charles Hughes, PhD, University of Central Florida; Michael Hecht, PhD, Penn State University Park, Nilda Peragallo, DrPH, RN, University of Miami; and David Nickerson, PhD, University of Central Florida
  • Health Policy and Intervention Strategy Issues With Current Epidemiology in Alcoholic Population — Vatsalya Vatsalya, MD, MS, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; Vijay Ramchandani, PhD, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; Marion Coe, BA, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; Robert Karch, MD, MPH, American University; and Angel Bogushev, MS, American University
  • Global Climate Change and Disasters: A Family Systems Model — Jessica Carlile, MA, Seattle Pacific University, Maria Dal Maso, MA, Seattle Pacific University; and John Thoburn, PhD, Seattle Pacific University
  • Psychologists’ Role in Humanitarian and Sustainability Interventions for Haiti — Steven Handwerker, PhD, International Association for the Advancement of Human Welfare, Inc.

Poster Session

New Research in Environmental, Population, and Conservation Psychology (Currently scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 2, 11-12:50 p.m.)

  • Bad for Me, Bad for My Planet: A Qualitative Exploration of Individual Choices to Consume Fast Food — Schuetz, Ventura, Wolfgher, Littrell and Changler
  • Reusable Bag Use Behaviors at Major Grocery Stores — Limas, DeWald and Schultz
  • Sustainability on a Business Card — Dyrud
  • Exploring the Relationship Between Connection to Nature and Wellness — Comeau
  • Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining and Mental Health in Central Appalachia — Cordial, Riding-Malon and Werth
  • Political Ideology and Disgust Predict Desire to Reside in a Dormitory Utilizing Recycled Water — Kroeker, Marker and Broard
  • Cross-Cultural Study: Environmental Values and Their Effects on Environmental Behavior of Children — Boevede, Pauw and Petegem

Other Division 34 Programming

  • Presidential Address: Challenges Facing Conservation Psychology — Janet Swim, PhD, Penn State University Park (Currently scheduled for Friday, Aug. 3, 4-4:50 p.m.)
  • Invited Address: Place Matters! — Sally Augustin, PhD, Design With Science (Currently scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 4, 1-1:50 p.m.)
  • Newman-Proshansky Professional Achievement Award — Paul Stern (Currently scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 4, 2-2:50 p.m.)
  • Division 34 Executive Committee Meeting (Currently scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 2, 2-2:50 p.m.)
  • Division 34 Business Meeting (Currently scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 2, 3-3:50 p.m.)
  • Division 34 Social Hour (Currently scheduled for Friday, Aug. 3, 5-6:50 p.m.)