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international research, collaborations and
participation by members of
and congress registration).
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Apply for international travel
and mentoring program grant
Div. 46 leaders honor two journalists for their psychology reporting: From left to right:
Dr. Pauline Wallin, Kelly Kennedy (USA Today), Melissa Healy (The Los Angeles Times)
and Dr. elizabeth Carll.
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Congress of Psychology in Cape
health reporter honored with media excellence award
Town, South Africa, July 22-27?
APA’s Div. 46 (Media) presented USA Today health-policy reporter Kelly Kennedy
The APA-USNC International
with its 10th Annual News Media Recognition Award for excellence in the reporting of
Travel and Mentoring Program
psychological information and research.
will provide travel stipends and
Kennedy served in the Army from 1987 to 1993. She then earned a journalism
registration fees for up to 16 students
degree in 2007 and began writing about post-traumatic stress disorder while working
and early career psychologists and
as an embedded journalist for the Army Times in Baghdad that same year with Charlie
up to 10 more senior psychologists.
Company’s 26th Infantry Regiment. She detailed her time with that unit, which lost 14
Awardees will participate in a
men in Iraq, and recounted how soldiers coped with combat stress in the Army Times
mentoring program for international
series “Blood Brothers.” She expanded the articles into the 2010 book “They Fought for
networking and exchange. Applicants
Each Other: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Hardest Hit Unit in Iraq.” She continues
must be in areas of psychology that
to write about trauma and health issues at USA Today.
fall under the purview of the National
“She is a credit to her profession, writing about soldiers’ actual experiences with
Science Foundation programs
trauma and PTSD in a way that the average person can understand,” says Pauline
on Social Cognition and Human
Wallin, PhD, Div. 46 president.
Cognition and Action. The grant
The award spotlights journalism that broadens the public’s understanding of
is sponsored by the APA Office of
psychology and its connection to everyday life, says Elizabeth Carll, PhD, founder and
International Affairs, the U.S. National
chair of the division’s News Media, Public Education and Public Policy Committee,
Committee for Psychological Science
which launched the award in 2002.
and funded by the
“It is important to recognize that the news has enormous reach and influence to
The goal of this program is to
create change in the public’s perception of psychological information,” says Carll.
encourage international research
Carll and Wallin gave Kennedy the award at APA’s 2011 Annual Convention in
networking, collaboration and
Washington, D.C. The division also honored 2010 winner Melissa Healy, a science and
exchange. Funding for psychology
health writer for The Los Angeles Times who was unable to accept her award during
students and early career
APA’s 2010 Annual Convention in San Diego.
psychologists is $1,500 (travel and
congress registration). Funding for