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Call For Nominations:
2000 APA Scientific Awards Program

The American Psychological Association (APA) invites nominations for its 2000 awards program. The Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award honors psychologists who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to basic research in psychology. The Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology honors psychologists who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical advances in psychology leading to the understanding or amelioration of important practical problems.

To submit a nomination for the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award and the Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology, you should provide a nomination form, nominee's current vita with list of publications, letter of nomination, up to five representative reprints, and the names and addresses of several scientists who are familiar with the nominee's work.

The Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology recognizes excellent young psychologists. For the 2000 program, nominations of persons who received doctoral degrees during and since 1990 are being sought in the areas of animal learning and behavior, comparative; developmental; health; cognition/human learning; and psychopathology. To submit a nomination for the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology, you should provide a letter of nomination, nominee's current vita with list of publications, and up to five representative reprints.

To obtain nomination forms and more information, please contact Suzanne Wandersman, Science Directorate, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002_4242; by phone, (202) 336_6000; by fax, (202) 336_5953; or by e-mail, swandersman@apa.org. The deadline for all award nominations is June 1, 1999.

Announcement of 1999 Award Competitions
of the Society for General Psychology

The Society for General Psychology (formerly APA's Division of General Psychology) announces its 1999 awards program to recognize outstanding achievements in General Psychology. In addition to its prestigious William James Book Award, the Society sponsors two other awards—the Ernest R. Hilgard Award recognizing life-time contributions to General Psychology and the George A. Miller Award given for an outstanding recent article in General Psychology. In each case the awards include a plaque or certificate and a cash prize—$500 for the Hilgard and Miller awards, and $1000 for the William James Book Award.

For all of these awards, the focus is on the quality of the contribution and the linkages made between the diverse fields of psychological theory and research. The Society for General Psychology encourages the integration of knowledge across the subfields of psychology and the inclusion of contributions from other disciplines. The Society is looking for creative synthesis, the building of novel conceptual approaches, and a reach for new integrated wholes. A match between the goals of the Society and the nominated work or person will be an important evaluation criterion. Self-nominations are encouraged for these awards as well as nominations by others. For the Hilgard Award, nominators are asked to submit the candidate's name and vitae along with a detailed statement indicating why the nominee is a worthy candidate for the award and supporting letters from others who endorse the nomination.

For the Miller Award, nominations should include: vitae of the author(s), four copies of the article being considered (which must have a post-1993 publication date), and a statement detailing the strength of the candidate article as an outstanding contribution to General Psychology.

Nominations for the William James Award should include four copies of the book (dated post-1993 and available in print); the vitae of the author(s) and a one-page statement that explains the strengths of the submission as an integrative work and how it meets criteria established by the Society. Text books, analytic reviews, biographies, and examples of applications are discouraged.

Winners will be announced at the Fall convention of the American Psychological Association the year of submission. Winners will be expected to give an invited address at the subsequent APA convention and also to provide a copy of the award address for inclusion in the newsletter of the Society.

All nominations and supporting materials for each award must be received on or before May 1, 1998. Nominations and materials for all awards and requests for further information should be directed to General Psychology Awards, c/o C. Alan Boneau, Department of Psychology, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, 22030. Phone: 703_993_4118; Fax: 301_320_2845; Email: aboneau@gmu.edu.

Call for Nominations:
ASTD Dissertation Award

The American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) Dissertation Award is presented annually to the person who has submitted the best dissertation completed during the previous academic year on some issue of relevance to the practice of workplace learning and performance. Illustrative areas of concentration include: training and development, organizational development/learning, performance analysis, work design, career development, human resource planning. The dissertation must report a study for which a degree was granted in the previous year between July 1, 1998, and June 30, 1999. The award winner will receive a commemorative plaque presented at the awards ceremony during the 2000 ASTD International Conference and Exposition, May 20-25 in Dallas, Texas; $500 cash prize; designated place on the 2000 ASTD International Conference and Exposition program to present the research (with conference registration fee paid); and an announcement of the award and a summary of the findings in the Training & Development magazine.

Applications will be evaluated by the ASTD Research Committee and other reviewers. Finalists will be asked to submit a manuscript that is based on the dissertation and that follows the general guidelines of the Human Resource Development Quarterly. All research methodologies will be considered on an equal basis including, for example, field, laboratory, quantitative, and qualitative investigations. All materials submitted must be in English. Initial applications are due September 15, 1999 and must include five copies of the following items, without exception:

1. Letter of application from candidate.

2. Letter of recommendation and sponsorship from committee chair, on letterhead, with the dissertation completion date.

3. Abstract of the dissertation, 5-15 pages in length, double-spaced (1-inch margins; 12-point font), that includes: (a) summary of the problem addressed by the study; (b) critique of relevant literature; (c) synopsis of the findings; (d) implications for practice and research.

4. Responses by the candidate to the following questions. Total length of response should not exceed three pages, double-spaced: (a) Why is the problem addressed in the dissertation of importance? (b) Why was the overall design chosen a "good" (i.e., methodologically rigorous and appropriate) design? (c) What measurement and analysis problems did you encounter, and how did you resolve them?

5. Send five copies of the above (and all additional questions) to the Award Chair: Jennifer D. Dewey, Ph.D., Arthur Andersen, 1405 North Fifth Avenue, St. Charles, IL 60174, Phone: (630) 444_3828, Fax: (630) 377_3794, jennifer.d.dewey@us.arthurandersen.com  

1999 Organization Development Institute Awards

The O.D. Institute has made a significant commitment to recognize outstanding organization development efforts and to help build the field of O.D. into a profession. Each year the winners of the O.D. Institute awards are announced at the Annual Information Exchange. This year the 29th Annual Information Exchange is on May 18-21, 1999 in San Antonio, Texas.

Excellence in Authorship: The Most Outstanding Organization Development Journal Article of the Year. This award will be given to the author(s) of the article published in the during the prior volume year article that has made the greatest contribution to practice, theory and/or research in the field of O.D. The winning author(s) will receive a cash prize of $2,000 and a wall plaque.

The Jack Gibb Award for the best presentation at The 29th Annual Information Exchange by a fulltime student not working fulltime. The winner receives $1,000 and a wall plaque.

The Outstanding O.D. Project of the Year. This award is given to the O.D. effort that has achieved the greatest impact and has advanced the science or art of O.D. in some significant way. Self-nominations are accepted. For more information and nomination procedures, please contact: Dr. Robert Golembiewski, RODC, Tel: 706/542-2970, e-mail: rgolem@uga..cc.uga.edu 

For more information regarding these awards, the O.D. Institute, or the 29th Annual Information exchange, contact: Dr. Donald W. Cole, RODC, c/o The O.D. Institute, 11234 Walnut Ridge Road, Chesterland, OH 44026, E-mail: DonWCole@aol.com, http://members.aol.com/odinst. For submission information and to be considered for the best paper award for the O.D. Journal contact either Dr. Bill Kahnweiler, RODC, Associate Editor, Peer Review-USA, wkahnweiler@gsu.edu or Dr. David Coghlan, Associate Editor for Peer Review_International, dcoghlan@tcd.ie.

Call For Papers:
Behavioral Safety Now 1999

The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies and Quality Safety Edge invite you to present at the Behavioral Safety Now Conference 1999. The conference will be held Tuesday, October 5 to Friday, October 8, 1999 at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, NE.

The Behavioral Safety Now Conference was founded in 1996 to promote the understanding and use of Behavioral Safety. The conference provides a forum for all those interested in Behavioral Safety with educational workshops by leading experts, keynotes by the pioneers, informative presentations, and exciting networking and discussion opportunities. Proceeds from this conference support the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies and promote research in Behavioral Safety.

Presenters: Users of Behavioral Safety technology—safety professionals, managers, and Behavioral Safety team members as well as researchers, consultants, and other interested and qualified people are invited to deliver presentations. All presenters receive a reduced registration rate.

Audience: Your audience will include people from all levels and functions within many types of organizations and industries. Some registrants are considering Behavioral Safety for the first time, others are seeking solutions to challenges within their established process. Many people attend the conference simply to talk to others involved in Behavioral Safety and hear ideas on improving and expanding their process.

Information: If you are interested in sharing your experience and knowledge this year, please call or e-mail Grainne A. Matthews, Ph.D., Program Chair at (713) 807_1112 or grainneam@sprynet.com   or visit http://www.qualitysafetyedge.com/   

Deadline for Proposals is May 31, 1999.

Call For Information:

Center for Organizational and Personnel Police Psychology

The Center for Organizational and Personnel Psychology is a new, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the status of organizational and personnel police psychology. The Center was formed to encourage the sharing of information and research for the benefit of all in the spirit of fellowship. Please send us your:

  • Research: We post previously unpublished personnel and organizational law enforcement-related research. See our web site on how we can protect your right to re-publish these same articles in another journal at a later time. Send a short summary of your pending, ongoing, or completed research. We will also serve as a conduit to match law enforcement agencies that desire research with those willing to conduct research.

  • Citations: We post a bibliography of research and articles (published or unpublished) that deal with law enforcement organizational or personnel issues… so send us your citations related to these areas! (in APA format, please).

  • News items of interest: We post law enforcement personnel and organizational news items of interest. Include the entire article, the publication date, and the title of the publication from which the article was taken so we can properly credit them.

  • Job listings: We post job descriptions and where to find more information. Jobs must be related to organizational or personnel positions in law enforcement and the closing date must be supplied. This is a free job listing!!!

  • Links: Send us the web sites related to personnel and organizational issues that interest you so we can share them with others.

  • Calendar items: We strive to post the most complete and up-to-date calendar of meetings/events related to organizational and personnel police psychology issues.

Please e-mail all information to director@copp-psychology.org   or mail to Center for Organizational and Personnel Police Psychology, Inc., P.O. Box 9054, Akron, OH 44305. Be sure to include your name, title, company or organization, phone number, and return e-mail address.

Call for Papers:
Consulting Psychology Journal

The Division of Consulting Psychology (13) is seeking manuscripts for its quarterly publication Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research. An official APA division journal, CPJ is masked reviewed and publishes articles in the following areas:

1. theoretical and conceptual articles with implications for consulting

2. original research regarding consultation

3. in-depth reviews of research and literature on consulting practice

4. case-studies that demonstrate applications or critical issues

5. articles on consultation practice development

6. articles that address unique issues of consulting psychologists

Potential authors are encouraged to contact the editor for more information. Submissions (in triplicate) for review should be sent directly to Richard Diedrich Ph.D., Editor, The Hay Group, 116 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, 02116_5712, tel. 617_425_4540, fax: 617_425_0073.


Call for Papers: The Kenneth E. Clark Research Award

The Center for Creative Leadership is sponsoring the Kenneth E. Clark Research Award, our annual competition to recognize outstanding unpublished papers by undergraduate and graduate students.

The winner of this award will receive a prize of $1,500 and a trip to the Center to present the paper in a colloquium.

Submissions may be either empirically or conceptually based. The content of the paper should focus on some aspect of leadership or leadership development.

Submissions will be judged by the following criteria: (a) The degree to which the paper addresses issues and trends that are significant to the study of leadership; (b) The extent to which the paper shows consideration of the relevant theoretical and empirical literature; (c) The extent to which the paper makes a conceptual or empirical contribution; (d) The implications of the research for application to leadership identification and development. Papers will be reviewed anonymously by a panel of researchers associated with the Center.

Papers must be authored and submitted only by graduate or undergraduate students. Entrants must provide a letter from a faculty member certifying that the paper was written by a student. Entrants should submit four copies of an article-length paper. The name of the author(s) should appear only on the title page of the paper. The title page should also show the authors' affiliations, mailing addresses, and telephone numbers.

Papers are limited to 20 double-spaced pages, including title page, abstract, tables, figures, notes, and references. Papers should be prepared according to current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Entries (accompanied by faculty letters) must be received by August 27, 1999. Winning papers will be announced by October 29, 1999. Entries should be submitted to: Cynthia McCauley, Ph.D., Acting Vice President New Initiatives, Center for Creative Leadership, One Leadership Place, P.O. Box 26300, Greensboro, N.C. 27438-6300


International Personnel Management Association
Assessment Council

The International Personnel Management Association Assessment Council (IPMAAC) is now preparing the program for its 23rd annual conference of Personnel Assessment that will be held at the Trade Winds Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida June 6_10, 1999. Practitioners and researchers in personnel assessment and selection or in other related areas of personnel management are invited to participate and submit proposals.

Even if you are not an IPMAAC member or have never presented at a conference before, please consider submitting a proposal to this year's IPMAAC program. IPMAAC conferences provide an excellent avenue to share cutting-edge assessment and personnel management techniques. While the emphasis is primarily on personnel assessment and selection, related fields are also welcome such as personnel management and organizational development. The following are just samples of potential presentation areas.

1. Challenges and Innovations

2. Demonstrating Excellence

3. Managing the Assessment Function

4. Information Technology

5. Changing Roles & Environment

6. Legal Issues

7. Leadership Assessment

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, or would like to receive the official Call for Proposals, please contact David Hamill at (301) 320-9500 or davidh@pittmanlc.com.




"Applied Personality Psychology:

The Intersection of Personality and I/O Psychology"

Friday, May 21_Saturday, May 22, 1999, The University of Tulsa

The American Psychological Association and the University of Tulsa are cosponsoring a conference that will bring together researchers from the fields of personality and I/O psychology. Participants will discuss emerging trends and research in their respective disciplines to promote a shared research agenda of applied personality psychology.


Walter C. Borman, University of South Florida

Deniz Ones, University of Minnesota

Timothy Judge, University of Iowa

Rhona Flin, University of Aberdeen

Leaetta Hough, University of Minnesota

Adrian Furnham, University of London

David Funder, University of California, Riverside

Roy Baumeister, Case Western University

Sampo Paunonen, University of Western Ontario

Nicholas Emler, Oxford University

The conference will follow a traditional lecture-discussant format. The conference will begin Friday morning, May 21st, and end Saturday afternoon, May 22nd.

Individual papers relevant to applied personality psychology are invited for poster presentation. Both theoretical papers and practical applications to problems are welcome. Please provide the following information: Title of Poster, Author(s), Mailing Address, Telephone Number, Fax Number, Email Address (first Author), Abstract (250 words).

Submit posters by March 12th to: Poster Selection Committee, C/O Brent Roberts, Ph.D., The University of Tulsa, 600 South College Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74104-3189

The registration fee is $60.00 payable to The University of Tulsa. Deadline for registration is March 31st. For conference registration inquiries, contact:

Abby Hallford, Psychology Department Administrative Assistant, The University of Tulsa, 600 South College Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74104-3189, (918) 631-2248, email: abby-hallford@utulsa.edu 

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