in its field. Editor Margaret Bull-Kovera, PhD, also of John Jay College
of Criminal Justice, hopes to increase
its impact in psychology. “The journal
will benefit from being under the
umbrella of the premier publisher of
psychological scholarship, inclusion in
the PsycARTICLES database, and from
the impressive marketing that APA
does for its journals,” she says.
Peace and Conflict: Journal of
Peace Psychology (official journal of
APA Division 48) publishes scholarly
manuscripts on peace, conflict, and
their interaction at all levels of analysis,
from interpersonal to community,
regional, and international issues.
Editor Susan Opotow, PhD, of John
Jay College of Criminal Justice, says
the journal’s focus on emerging
issues in the field attracts researchers,
practitioners, policy makers, and
educators. “We are pleased that
the journal will be situated within
psychology as it is relevant to just
about all psychological subdisciplines,”
Psychology of Popular Media Culture
will debut next spring. Its editor,
James C. Kaufman, PhD, of California
State University at San Bernardino,
hopes the journal will “bring people
together to learn [about psychology]
they wouldn’t normally have connected
with.” Reaching out to a number of
disciplines, the journal will cover a
range of social media, technology
and popular culture topics. “A lot
of creative research doesn’t have an
obvious publishing venue. One of our
goals with the journal is to provide
a home for popular media and pop
culture research,” Kaufman says. n
Div. 1 Seeks Nominations for 2012 Honors
Div. 1 (Society for General Psychology) seeks nominations for its
• The Ernest R. Hilgard Award for a career contribution to
awards for 2012:
• The William James Book Award honors a recent book that
best serves to further the goals of the division by providing
outstanding examples of the effort to bring together diverse
subfields of psychology and related disciplines.
general psychology recognizes an individual who has made
significant contributions to the division’s ideals and mission.
• The George A. Miller Award for an outstanding recent article
in general psychology recognizes a recent paper that contributes
to the division’s ideals and mission.
• The division also welcomes nominations for the Arthur W.
Staats Lecture for Unifying Psychology, a talk to be presented
at the 2013 APA Annual Convention. This award honors an
individual who has made contributions toward integrating the
diverse subfields for the integration of psychology.
The above award winners each receive a certificate and a
• The Anne Anastasi General Psychology Graduate Student
Award will recognize two outstanding students (one in the first
two years of graduate work and one who has completed two
years of graduate work) based on the students vitae and research
plan, plus a supporting letter from the students advisor. The
winner will receive a $300 prize.
For criteria on each award, visit www.apa.org/divisions/div1/
awards.html. Nominations and supporting materials are due Feb.
15. Self-nominations are welcome.
Div. 13 hosts conference in Pasadena in February
Div. 13 (Society of Consulting Psychology) is holding its
midwinter conference Feb. 9–12, in Pasadena, Calif. The 2012
conference theme is “Thinking Beyond the Box: Integrating
Insights From Other Disciplines,” with the goal of advance
counsulting psychology’s profession and practice. For more