Division Spotlight

Div. 1 invites new editor nominations

Div. 1 (Society for General Psychology) has opened nominations for the editorship of Review of General Psychology (RGP) for 2015 to 2020. Douglas K. Candland, PhD, is the incumbent editor. See RGP's home page for details and directions on how to submit nominations.

Div. 2 debuts adjunct faculty award

Div. 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology) has presented its first Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award to Hillary Hettinger Steiner, PhD. The award recognizes teaching excellence among part-time psychology instructors. Steiner, an adjunct professor of psychology at the University of Georgia, teaches traditional and online courses on cognition, motivation, research methods and more. Colleagues and students praise Steiner for her accessibility and as a leader in online teaching.

Div. 15 funds meetings on STEM, teacher beliefs

Div. 15 (Educational) has awarded two grants to fund small meetings on cutting-edge topics in education. Eric M. Anderman, PhD, of Ohio State University, and Ron Marx, PhD, of the University of Arizona, will use their grant to host a meeting on "Applying Educational Psychology Principles to Improve STEM Education," later this year. Grantee Gavin T.L. Brown, PhD, of the University of Auckland, will host a meeting on "Teacher Beliefs about Educational Activities." To register for the conferences, visit .

Div. 18 participates in health disparities summit

Two Div. 18 (Psychologists in Public Service) leaders attended the meeting "Strengthening Psychology's Role in Reducing Tobacco Health Disparities" Dec. 10–11 in Washington, D.C. Jacque Gray, PhD, a member of the steering committee of the APA Health Disparities Initiative, moderated the plenary session "Determinants of Tobacco Use in Vulnerable Populations." Linda Bodie, PhD, Div. 18 past president, discussed how the division could help with the dissemination of the action plan.

Join the Div. 41 student section

Div. 41 (American Psychology-Law Society) encourages psychology-law graduate students to join its student section. The section hosts professional development events and a 5K Fun Run at the division's annual conference, to be held March 7–9 in Portland, Ore. The student section's campus representative program has more than 70 representatives across the United States and Canada, as well as an active Facebook page to keep students up to date about mentoring opportunities, grants, scholarships and predoctoral internship opportunities.

Follow Div. 46 on Facebook

Div. 46 (Society for Media Psychology and Technology) has a new group for psychologists who work, research and practice in the media. Members post and comment on articles that connect psychology and media, such as how to report statistics in the news and the prevalence of Facebook addiction..

Attend Div. 54's annual meeting

Div. 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology) is hosting the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology on April 11–13 in New Orleans. Speakers will address pediatric sleep issues, health-care reform, quality improvement, diversity, and clinically informed and relevant research methodologies. The meeting will offer 13 hours of continuing education; additional CE will be available at two three-hour preconference workshops and at special interest group meetings. Div. 54 is an APA-approved sponsor of continuing education.

Join Div. 17's older adults group

Div. 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) invites members and students who work with older adults and their caregivers to join its Older Adult Special Interest Group. This year, the group is emphasizing mentoring the next generation of counselors and collaborating with other divisions and sections that focus on aging. For more information and to join, contact Michiko Iwasaki, PhD or Mary Lewis, PhD.