Announcements

Miscellaneous news from Division 34.

Submit a Proposal for the 2013 Climate, Mind, and Behavior Symposium

I would like to invite you to submit a presentation abstract for the 2013 Climate, Mind, and Behavior (CMB) Symposium to be held June 10-12 at the Garrison Institute (about an hour north of NYC along the Hudson River). For the past 4 years, CMB has brought together approximately 100 academics and practitioners working at the intersection of climate, mind, and behavior to share ideas and best practices on how we can leverage our understanding of people for environmental benefit. It is a perfect fit for many of the members of the listserv, and if you are one of those people, I strongly encourage you to consider submitting to present.

The submission deadline is February 1. More information is listed below. Please feel free to share this announcement with any other colleagues you think would be interested.

Thanks,
Beth Karlin
Director, Transformational Media Lab, Center for Unconventional Security Affairs
PhD Candidate, School of Social Ecology
University of California, Irvine

4th Annual Climate, Mind, and Behavior Symposium:
Call for Abstracts and Presentation Proposals
June 10-12, 2013
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2013

The Garrison Institute’s Climate, Mind, and Behavior Initiative is proud to host the 4th Annual Climate, Mind, and Behavior (CMB) Symposium. The Symposium is a small, interdisciplinary forum of academic and non-academic researchers, policymakers, and thought leaders focused on developing a scientifically rooted understanding of the social, behavioral, and cognitive factors that shape sustainability practices, policies, and decision-making. This unique group – comprised of 100 high-level experts – will spend 2½ days in thoughtful dialogue, sharing their research insights and working together to develop scientifically informed strategies for addressing the human dimensions of climate and energy problems.
 
The theme for this year’s symposium is “A More Nuanced Understanding of Sustainability: Exploring the Variation and Diversity in Attitudes, Practices, Resources, and Contexts.”
 
The focus on variation and diversity is designed to challenge us to look beyond the thoughts and actions of the average American to recognize important patterns of variation – whether in terms of opinions, attitudes, knowledge, behaviors, worldviews, social capital, networks, community, resources, or other factors. Such insights hold the promise of enhancing our understanding of the root and systemic causes of sustainable and unsustainable behaviors and practices, and could help enhance the effectiveness of policies, programs, and interventions. Similarly, the symposium will challenge us to consider the ways in which intervention strategies could apply these insights to more effectively engage with diverse populations at home, school, work, or otherwise to shift everyday practices, decision-making, and the social and organizational systems that shape individual behavior.
 
During the course of this unique 2½ day gathering, participants work together to:

  • Share research findings, insights, and sustainability success stories through applied, interdisciplinary conversations
  • Formulate new insights by exploring the linkages and synergies that exist between and across multiple areas of inquiry
  • Synthesize insights and identify core principles for policymakers and practitioners
  • Consider opportunities for on-the-ground application of these principles for reducing energy use and carbon emissions
  • Identify important unanswered research questions, and
  • Cultivate a community of knowledge and practice

One of the most popular aspects of Garrison Institute meetings is our contemplative approach. Although the program is content-driven and highly interactive, we leave time for our participants to stop, think, and reflect on the ideas being discussed. We also provide structured time for informal learning and exchange.

While this is an invitation-only event, many presenters/participants will be identified through an abstract review process. In order to have your work considered, please read through the complete description of the event and submit your abstract by February 1. Presentations can be based on quantitative or qualitative research and can be rooted in theory-driven or practice-driven approaches to understanding. Proposals will be evaluated based on their ability to lend innovative insights concerning:

  • Knowledge, opinions, attitudes, myths and misperceptions concerning energy, climate, and sustainability issues
  • Patterns of sustainable (or unsustainable) behaviors/practices and their causes (such behaviors may pertain to individuals, groups, organizations or larger social units)
  • Strategies for shifting current practices
  • Mechanisms for creating a larger cultural transition toward a more sustainable society

Abstract Deadline: To participate in the 2013 CMB Symposium, the Garrison Institute invites you to submit an abstract for an oral presentation or a poster presentation by midnight PST, Friday, February 1, 2013. Please note that presenters are expected to stay for the duration of the Symposium.

Abstract Submissions: Please click on the following link to submit your abstract.

You will be required to provide the following information in order to submit your abstract:

  • Name, address, organizational affiliation, phone number, and email address
  • Type of presentation preferred (oral or poster)
  • Abstract text (1,500 character limit)
  • Presenter Bio (1,500 character limit)
  • List of relevant publication references (optional)
  • Acknowledgement of registration requirement
  • Intention to apply for a registration scholarship

All applicants will be notified about selection outcomes no later than March 1, 2013.

Additional information about the Climate, Mind, and Behavior Symposium: 
 
Participation is by invitation only and limited to approximately 100 presenters and subject-matter experts. All presenters are expected to stay for the duration of the Symposium. Symposium participants include researchers, public leaders and policymakers, prominent journalists, funders, and environmental practitioners committed to creating effective solutions to climate, energy, and environmental sustainability problems. Some slots have been reserved for graduate students and early-career professionals.

Venue: The symposium is held at the Garrison Institute, set amidst beautiful forest preserves overlooking the Hudson River, in Garrison, NY, a one-hour train ride from Grand Central Station in New York City. A past participant wrote, “The Garrison
Institute’s beautiful setting above the Hudson River, the simple but comfortable rooms in the monastery, the gardens and the nearby trails combine to create a unique learning environment.”

Symposium Registration Rates: All symposium participants must register for the event. Registration rates are:

  • $450 for presenters (includes room, board, and program fee)
  • $550 for non-presenters (includes room, board, and program fee)

[A limited number of registration scholarships will be available for academics, small non-profits and government employees. Please contact us for more information.]

The Climate, Mind, and Behavior (CMB) Program builds on the work of sociologists, anthropologists, psychologists, cognitive scientists, and others to identify effective, durable, and scalable approaches to environmental sustainability based on an informed understanding of social systems, organizational behavior, cultural values and beliefs, cognitive biases and decision-making, among other relevant fields of research. Using social and behavioral research insights, CMB seeks to develop and implement effective approaches for achieving large-scale, people-centered solutions to climate and energy problems.

Planning the Division/Society Program for the 2014 APA Convention

By Beth Karlin

Can you believe that we are ALREADY starting to prepare for the 2014 APA Convention in Washington, DC??!?!?? We are and I'm writing to invite everybody involved or interested in Environmental, Population, and Conservation Psychology to contribute in some way to make it AMAZING!

For those of you who I haven’t met, my name is Beth Karlin and I’ll be serving as Program Chair for Division 34 (SEPCP) at the 2014 Convention. Our president-elect, Thomas Doherty, and I will be heading to DC next month for the Division Leadership Conference, where we will meet with leaders from all the APA divisions to start planning for the coming year’s programming. In preparation, APA has asked us to submit a list of up to five “hot topics” of ideas that can be used for collaborative programming with other divisions. Cross-divisional collaboration is a huge goal for the upcoming year and it allows us to offer more programming as a division and also to foster and highlight connections between Division 34 and the other areas in which we all conduct our work.

So what I’m asking from YOU right now is simply to contact me if:

  • You have an idea (or two ... or three) for a hot topic (if you have an idea of what division(s) that topic may overlap with, please include that as well)
  • You don’t have a specific topic in mind but there is a division that you would like to see us work with more closely in the coming year
  • You are interested in joining our program committee for the 2014 convention
  • You have any other thoughts or ideas about the 2014 convention that you would like to share

Email me. Our hot topics were due January 4 and we’ll be heading to DC at the end of the month, so let me know soon to make sure that I can represent all of your interests at the Division Leadership Conference. We will be in touch after that time with more information about forming a program committee.

Thanks and hope to hear from you soon,
Beth Karlin
Director, Transformational Media Lab, Center for Unconventional Security Affairs
Ph.D. Candidate, School of Social Ecology
University of California, Irvine

Urgent Funding Alert to the Psychology Education and Training Community: New Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) Cycle Announced; Reviewers Needed
 
We wanted to alert you that the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced the opening of the application process for the Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) Program. The GPE Program will provide grant funding during Federal Fiscal Years (FY) 2013-2015, for a three-year project period, from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016. Approximately $3,946,000 is expected to be available in FY 2013 to fund an estimated 25 grants at an average award of $134,200 per grant with a ceiling amount of $190,000 per grant per fiscal year. The program is authorized through Title VII, Sections 750 and 755 (b)(1)(J) of the Public Health Service Act. Applications are due by February 8, 2013.
 
Approximately eight to fourteen grants will be awarded to APA-accredited graduate training schools and programs targeting doctoral psychology students interested in clinical practice with vulnerable and underserved populations. An additional eight to fourteen grants will be awarded to state and local governments, or other appropriate public or private nonprofit entities, with APA-accredited pre-degree internships for students enrolled in a doctoral psychology program.
 
If you do not intend to apply but are interested in becoming a reviewer, please contact the two GPE program officers below. Reviewers are very much needed.
 
The grant announcement and application is available on the HRSA website.
 
The HRSA points of contact are:
 
Cynthia Harne, MSW
Public Health Analyst
Graduate Psychology Education Program
HRSA, Bureau of Health Professions
Division of Public Health and Interdisciplinary Education
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Telephone: (301) 443-8998
Fax: (301) 443-0157
Email 

Rebecca Wilson, MPH
Public Health Analyst
Graduate Psychology Education Program
HRSA, Bureau of Health Professions
Division of Public Health and Interdisciplinary Education
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Telephone: (301) 594-4466
Fax: (301) 443-0157
Email 
 
From: APA Education Government Relations Office Team:
Nina Gail Levitt, EdD, Associate Executive Director
Jennifer Beard Smulson, Sr. Legislative & Federal Affairs Officer
Arielle Eiser, Legislative & Federal Affairs Associate
Alexandra Ginsberg, Legislative Assistant
Sheila Lane Forsyth, APA Education GRO Grassroots Consultant

Call for Papers: Special Issue: Light and Lighting Design

Guest Editors: Yvonne A. W. de Kort, PhD (Technical University of Eindhoven) and Jennifer A. Veitch, PhD (National Research Council of Canada)

Light allows us to see, but a growing body of knowledge shows that light also affects mood, health, and cognition, while shaping the way we experience our surroundings. Recent neurological and biological insights in light’s effect on brain and physiological processes have spurred a wealth of research in those areas. But light also influences human functioning through psychological pathways. Lighting research is an interdisciplinary activity, but one that we think should attract greater attention from environmental psychologists.

Inspired by Experiencing Light 2012, an international conference on the effects of light on well-being, we are currently preparing a special issue for the Journal of Environmental Psychology (JEVP) titled “Light and Lighting Design.” The special issue will bring together a selection of excellent and original studies in the broad domain of lighting and psychology, encompassing daylight and electric lighting, and covering the relationship between light received at the eye and

  • Any behavioural outcome (e.g., affect, perception, cognition, motivation, performance, health)
  • For both clinical and non-clinical populations, and any demographic group
  • In any setting (e.g., work, home, school, care, and leisure environments)

We invite submissions of original work to be considered for publication in this special issue, and will accept both empirical reports and review papers. Naturally, we require that every manuscript be of high scientific quality, written in professional English, and bring news to the field. We also ask that authors adhere to APA style. The selection process will be based on double-blind peer review.

If you are uncertain whether your manuscript is suitable for this special issue, send us a tentative title and a short abstract by email.

Submissions will be accepted until March 31, 2013.

Submitted papers should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. The work must adhere to the ethical standards of the profession.

The submission website for this journal is located online. Please visit the Instructions for Authors before submitting a manuscript.

To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, authors must select “Special Issue: Light and Lighting Design” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process.

International Conference – Flood Protection and Heritage Conservation on Rivers and Streams – Dresden 22-23 March 2013

Integrating Competing Interests in Urban Development

Program (Draft)

Friday, 22 March 2013

9:30 am OPENING

Thomas Will / Heiko Lieske,
Chair for Conservation and Design, TU Dresden
Welcome, Opening

Hermann Kokenge,
Chair for Landscape Architecture, TU Dresden

Hagen Eyink,
Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development, Berlin
Greeting addresses

10:00 am INTRODUCTION

Christian Pfister,
Professor Em. for Economic, Social and Environmental History, Universität
Bern (Switzerland)
Flood Risk and Building Culture – A Historic Perspective

Rohit Jigyasu,
Präsident, ICOMOS Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness, UNESCO
Chair Research Ctr. for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage,
Ritsumeikan Univ. Kyoto/New Delhi/Chandigarh (to be confirmed)

11:30 am GOALS & CONFLICTS. General and Specific Aspects

Randolph Langenbach,
Building Conservation Consultant, Oakland (CA)

Thomas Will / Heiko Lieske,
TU Dresden
Risks through Flood Protection – a Paradox?

Deepika Jauhari,
Landscape Arch., New Delhi (India) (to be confirmed)
Rescuing the Flood Ravaged River Island of Majuli, Assam

Discussion Panel

Friday, 22 March 2013

2:00 pm PATHS. Procedures, Strategies, Processes, Methods, Tools

Klára Nedvědová,
Academy of Science CR, Prague (Czech Republic)
Cultural Heritage and Flooding – Need for Interdisciplinary Action

Fariha A. Ubaid,
Associate Professor, Department of Architecture and Planning, University
of Engineering and Technology, Karachi (Pakistan) (to be confirmed)
Safeguarding Heritage the People’s Way. Learning from the Case of
Larkana-Mohenjodaro in the Aftermath of the 2010 Floods

Bernhard Furrer,
Accademia di Architettura, Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Mendrisio
(Switzerland) (to be confirmed)
Flood Protection for Bern (World Heritage Site) – a Status Report

Discussion Panel

3:30 pm

Filip Slezák,
Dept. Regional Development, Třebíč (Czech Republic)
New Flood Protection in Třebíč

Matthias Baxmann,
Brandenburg State Heritage Conservation Authority, Wünstorf (Germany)
Listed Objects in the State of Brandenburg vs. Flood Protection,
Waterways Development and the Implementation of the EU Water
Framework Directive

Peter Noack,
Flood Protection State Authority Sachsen-Anhalt, Magdeburg (Germany)
Report from a Client’s Perspective – between the Priorities of Flood
Protection and Heritage Conservation

Discussion Panel

Saturday, 23 March 2013

9:30 am SOLUTIONS: Approaches and Best Practice

Toralf Burkert,
Jäger Ingenieure, Weimar (Germany)
Structural Flood-Proofing of Listed Buildings

Christine Onnen,
Heritage Department, City of Hamburg (Germany)
Flood Protection in the City Centre of Hamburg

Petra Weiss,
Austrian Federal Heritage Conservation Authority, Krems (Austria)
Historical Landscape and Flood Protection as Experienced at Wachau /
Austria

Karl Langer, Architect,
Vienna (Austria)
Flood Protection for the Danube in Lower Austria. No Technical Evil, but a
Historic Chance

Discussion Panel

11:15 pm RESUME

Thomas Will / Heiko Lieske

Summary

Afternoon TOUR to Flood Protection Projects in Dresden and Saxony (optional)

Flood Protection and Heritage Conservation on Rivers and Streams.
Integrating Competing Interests in Urban Development
Colloquium Announcement
Evidence of increasingly severe river floods in recent decades has spurred unprecedented efforts in Germany, Europe and many other regions of the world to reduce these threats through flood control measures. While there is general agreement that flood management should first of all be pursued by strengthening natural water retention, such efforts allow limited improvements for urbanized floodplains. Their execution often collides with other land-use concerns and requires long-range planning. Communities are therefore increasingly asking for protective structures to be built immediately along the endangered areas. River flood control techniques have been greatly improved in recent years, but such measures are usually extensive and structurally invasive. They may compromise urban design and landscape qualities, historic monuments and sites, and tourist appeal, and thus affect the quality of life and the overall value of a location. This aspect has not been sufficiently taken into consideration so far, and it is rarely considered adequately and early enough in planning such projects. This international colloquium will address basic parameters and experiences from different geographic, political, economic and cultural contexts. Promising approaches and strategies for the preservation of urban and cultural landscapes along rivers and streams and for building environmentally-sound protection systems will be discussed. The following topics and questions are of special interest:

I. GOALS & CONFLICTS: General and specific problems of flood control in sensitive urban areas and cultural landscapes

II. APPROACHES: Strategies, processes, methods

III. SOLUTIONS: Technological and structural examples

The colloquium is intended to bring together scientists and planners from hydraulic engineering, heritage conservation, architecture, urban design and landscape architecture. Conference languages are English and German. Papers presented will be published in the conference proceedings.

Further information.

Organizing Committee
Prof. Thomas Will, Dr. Heiko Lieske, Institute for Architectural History, Theory and
Conservation, Faculty of Architecture, Technische Universität (TU) Dresden
Secretariat. Gabi Böhme, Susan Gebler

Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Dirk Carstensen, Institut für Wasserbau und Technische Hydromechanik, TU Dresden
Dr. Hagen Eyink, Prof., Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Bau und Stadtentwicklung, Berlin
Dr. Bernhard Furrer, Prof., Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Mendrisio
Dr. Hans-Rudolf Meier, Prof. für Denkmalpflege und Baugeschichte, Bauhaus Univ. Weimar
Edmund Penning-Rowsell, Professor of Geography, Flood Hazard Research Centre,
Middlesex University, London
Dr. Erika Schmidt, Sen.-Professorin für Geschichte der Landschaftsarchitektur, TU Dresden
Joachim Tourbier, Professor Emeritus of Landscape Construction, Philadelphia/PA
Pali Wijeratne, Environmental Planning Services (Pvt) Ltd., Colombo, Sri Lanka

Registration
Please register by 22 February 2013 at the latest. We offer an early bird reduced
fee for registrations by 31 December 2012.

Registration Fees
Payment receipt by 22 February 2013
Payment receipt by 31 December 2012
Regular registration 90,00 Euro 70,00 Euro
One-day registration 50,00 Euro 40,00 Euro
Students with appropriate identification will pay 50% of the respective registration.

Two-step registration

1. Make payment to:
Recipient: Technische Universität Dresden
Bank: Deutsche Bundesbank, Filiale Dresden
IBAN: DE97 8500 0000 0085 0015 22
BIC: MARKDEF1850
Reference: Project 761 613 150 1, Registration Fee, Surname, Forename

2. Sign and submit the following form by mail to:
Dr. Heiko Lieske, Technische Universität Dresden, Fakultät Architektur
01062 Dresden, Germany
or by fax ++49-351-463-36259
or as scan by email.
A confirmation will be sent to you as soon as we receive your payment and registration.

Form: Flood Protection and Heritage Conservation on Rivers and Streams.
Integrating Competing Interests in Urban Development
I hereby formally register for the Colloquium. I will attend (please tick):
22 March 2013
23 March 2013
22 and 23 March 2013
Tour in the afternoon of 23 March 2013 (bus fees to be collected on site)
I have transferred the registration fee.
If applicable:
A copy of my Student ID is attached.
Signature
Address:
E-mail-address:
Your data will be dealt with confidentially. They will be used for the purpose of
colloquium organization only. 

DISCCRS VIII Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research

Symposium
October 12-19, 2013
La Foret Conference and Retreat Center (Colorado)
Application Deadline: February 28, 2013
Participation limited to 30 early-career PhD scholars
Airfare and on-site expenses are supported through grants from NSF and NASA.

The DISsertations initiative for the advancement of Climate Change ReSearch (DISCCRS, pronounced discourse) hosts symposia for early-career climate change researchers. Our goal is to catalyze international, interdisciplinary collegial networks and foster collaborative interdisciplinary research and dynamic interactions between science and society to enable us to better understand and respond to the myriad challenges posed by climate change. During the weeklong symposium, 30 competitively selected recent PhD graduates will share their research, engage in discussions with peers, mentors, and funding agency representatives, and hone their teambuilding and communication skills.

Most importantly, scholars will depart from the symposium with a collegial peer network that extends across the full range of climate science.

2012 Symposium Report

2012 Symposium Scholars

Symposium Eligibility: PhD requirements completed between September 1, 2010 - February 28, 2013 in any field. Applicants should be conducting research relevant to the study of climate change, its impacts, or its societal implications. We encourage applicants from the biological, physical, and social sciences, mathematics, engineering, and other fields.

While U.S. citizens and residents have preference, some funds are available for non-U.S. participants.

Symposium Application Instructions

DISCCRS Website

DISCCRS Sponsoring Societies: AAG, AERE, AGU, AMS, ASLO, ESA, ESS-ISA, STEP-APSA, TOS, USSEE

DISCCRS Funding: U.S. National Science Foundation Collaborative Grants: SES-0931402 to the University of Oregon and SES-0932916 to Whitman College, U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration: Grant NNX10AJ53G to Whitman College.  
 
Are you a graduate student or know of one who has strong leadership potential and wishes to serve in an official APA position?

Develop leadership skills, represent student concerns, and advocate nationally for psychology by serving on the APAGS Committee. APAGS members are eligible to run for the following elected positions, which begin in August 2013:

  • Chair-Elect
  • Member at Large, Communications
  • Member at Large, Education

Three positions are appointed, to serve as Chairs of one of the APAGS subcommittees: 

  • Advocacy Coordinating Team Chair
  • Convention Committee Chair
  • Science Committee Chair

The deadline for applications is January 14, 2013 by 5:00 p.m. (EST). Applicants must be APAGS members actively enrolled as graduate psychology students in good standing. For detailed information on each position and requirements for the application
 
The Committee on Division/APA Relations is pleased to announce its call for nominations for three-year terms, starting January 1, 2014
 
Each division is invited to submit one nomination for the two seats that will be available for the January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2016 term. Nominees should be past officers or active division leaders with significant governance experience, including committee and task force chairs. The committee is open to Early Career Psychologists who meet the criteria.
 
CODAPAR’s mission is to promote the involvement of divisions within APA and to foster psychology as a science and profession. The Committee advocates for divisions and advises the Division Services Office and APA’s Chief Executive Officer on the impact of APA activities on divisions. Having been division leaders, each CODAPAR member has a vested interest in fighting for and supporting policy changes to enhance the relationship between APA and divisions. CODAPAR members develop leadership training programs for division officers and provide opportunities for divisions to work collaboratively. CODAPAR is responsible for administering the Division Leadership Conference, Interdivisional Grant Program, Lynn Stuart Weiss Lecturer, and other activities that support APA’s 54 Divisions.
 
We ask that you acquaint your nominee with the time commitment associated with service on CODAPAR. CODAPAR meets three times per year. The first brief meeting takes place immediately before the Division Leadership Conference and then CODAPAR members participate in the entire conference as presenters and facilitators. The second and third meetings are held in conjunction with the Spring and Fall Consolidated Meetings of APA committees. In addition, the committee will, on an ongoing basis, work virtually to handle projects related to its mission. Those CODAPAR members attending the APA Convention may convene for a short meeting, as well.
 
The APA Board of Directors appoints members to CODAPAR based on the slates recommended by the current committee. CODAPAR makes every effort to select slates that reflect the full range of divisional interests and seeks nominations that will ensure representation of all divisions. CODAPAR pays considerable attention to nominations that will ensure diverse representation on the Committee, including gender, sexual orientation, ethnic, racial and cultural minority status.
 
Divisions submitting a nomination should state the nominee’s particular qualifications and interest in the position on the Nomination Form and include a vita for your nominee. Your nomination should be received in the Division Services Office no later than March 1, 2013.
 
From: Chad Rummel, MEd | Communications Manager
Division Services Office | Governance Affairs
CODAPAR Staff Liaison
American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242
Tel: (202) 336-6121 | Fax: (202) 218-3599
Join divisions online 
 
Board and Committee Call for Nominations Open

The 2013 APA Board and Committee Call for Nominations form can be accessed online. You will need to login using your MyAPA account ID and password. If you haven’t yet registered for your MyAPA account or have forgotten your login ID or password, simply follow the instructions provided once you click on the link. March 20 is the deadline for submitting nominations. 
 
Additional Information 
 
Roughly 1,500 nominations are received each year; 105 individuals will appear on 2013 election ballot; 35 will be elected.

The Board of Directors encourages the nomination of those members who may be new to APA governance or who are underrepresented in the current governance structure.

Self-nominations are encouraged.

2013 Calendar:

  • March 20 is the deadline for submitting nominations
  • The election slates are developed by respective boards and committees in the spring
  • The Board of Directors approves the slates at its June meeting
  • Following the June Board meeting, nominees are contacted to determine their willingness to run, and serve, if elected
  • The Ballot is sent to members of the 2013 Council the last working day of October

We hope you find the site easy to use. Please provide feedback on your experience upon completing your nominations by using the link “Questions & Contacts” found at the top of the page. Should you have any questions about the process of submitting nominations, contact Garnett Coad, Director, Elections by phone at (202) 336-6087.

Wanted: Campus Representatives

We are currently looking for undergraduate and graduate students to represent the SEPCP on your campus. The SEPCP is the Society for Environmental, Population and Conservation Psychology; previously known as Division 34 of the American Psychological Association.

The main reason we are looking for Campus Reps is that many students don’t know about the Society for Environmental, Population and Conservation Psychology, even though they might be interested in it. Being a Campus Rep is a great way to be active in the society, and to inform/motivate others who are interested in environmental, population and conservation psychology.

Campus Representative Description
Liaise between the SEPCP student committee and your campus by networking with other students on campus by (for example):

  • Making announcements at Psi Chi meetings or psychology classes
  • Using social networking sites to post SEPCP opportunities or events
  • Talking one-on-one with interested students
  • Forwarding announcements from the society’s listserv to your department

Time Commitment
The amount of time you spend is completely up to you. However, at minimum you should be in contact with the SEPCP Student Committee Chair at least once per academic term. Also, the Student Committee hosts monthly meetings where you may connect with all members of the SEPCP Student Committee and learn more about opportunities in environmental, population and conservation psychology.

If you are interested in becoming an SEPCP Campus Rep or would like more information, please send an email with your contact information. Please indicate your current university, research interests, and whether you are already a member of SEPCP, or joining to be a representative.

An excellent opportunity has arisen at Exeter for post-doctoral research under the general theme of “Environment and Sustainability.” More info can be found at their website.

The closing date for applications is 30th January 2013.

For informal inquiries, please contact Neil Adger or myself in the first instance.

Professor Patrick Devine-Wright
Geography, Life and Environmental Sciences
University of Exeter
Amory Building, Rennes Drive
Exeter, Devon, EX4 4RJ.
Tel: 01392 722298
Staff webpage
2011 Book: Renewable Energy and the Public - From NIMBY to Participation

Call for Submissions: Division 34 Graduate Student Research Award 2013 
 
The Division 34 Graduate Student Research Award recognizes outstanding original research conducted by a graduate student on any topic in environmental, conservation, or population psychology. The award consists of a certificate and a $300 prize. The award will be judged by a panel of Division members and awarded on the basis of both the quality of the research and the writing. The submission (see below) may be an original empirical investigation, a qualitative review paper, or a meta-analysis. There may be co-authors, but the student submitting the paper must be first author. 
 
Due Date: March 11, 2013
 
To Apply: Students who would like their work considered for the award must make a submission. This submission should include the following. 

  1. A cover letter indicating that they would like to be considered for the award
  2. A letter from the student’s supervisor confirming that the applicant is a graduate student in psychology and that the applicant’s work on the project merits first authorship
  3. A full paper in APA (6th Ed.) format reporting the project. This should be a complete report of the work, as would be written for a journal submission
  4. Two copies of the paper should be submitted: one with the authors’ names included and one without, so blind reviews may be done

Send your submissions to the Chair of the Awards Committee, Jennifer Veitch, by email. The deadline for receipt is  Monday, March 11, 2013. 
 
Jennifer A. Veitch, PhD
Senior Research Officer, Construction
National Research Council of Canada
1200 Montreal Road, M-24, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
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