Call For Nominations -
Society for the Study
of Peace, Conflict, and Violence
APA Division 48:
Ethnicity and Peace Working Group:
Task Force on Immigration and Arizona
bill SB 1070
ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR TASK FORCE
The Division 48 Executive Committee has charged the Ethnicity
and Peace Working Group with coordinating a Task Force on
Immigration and the Arizona law SB 1070.
Once again, with the Arizona law, we witness how issues
regarding ethnicity and race relate to perceptions of and
political and personal responses to immigration. Throughout U.S.
history, immigrant and refugee populations have encountered
ongoing direct, physical and psychological violence as well as
structural violence ranging from exclusion acts to economic
discrimination. In response, there have also been
concerted efforts to mitigate violence and promote peace,
organized by political, professional, and religious groups,
artists, etc. as well as by immigrant groups struggling for
Peace psychology has much to contribute to
understanding the varied and complex issues regarding
The purpose of the Ethnicity and Peace Working Group -
Immigration Task Force is to draft a statement by December 1
that updates and expands on Division statements and positions.
The TF draft will include a general statement regarding how
peace psychology perspectives can be used to frame responses to
the Arizona law as well as specific recommendations for how the
Division, the Society, and individuals, including psychologists
in the Division, can respond. The draft will be
distributed to all division members for discussion and sent the
48 Executive Committee for approval as a Division statement and
for subsequent wide distribution.
We propose that the Task Force consist of 8-10 psychologists
who have contributed to the field of immigration through their
scholarship, practice, and/or community action.
Please submit a 1-2 page letter to the Working Group
Co-Chairs that summarizes your particular
interests/scholarship/and practice germane to immigration.
(email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org)
Society for the
Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence: APA Division 48
Task Force on
Psychological and Humanitarian Issues in the Blockade of Gaza
and the Broader Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR TASK FORCE
Deadline: November 1
The Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence,
Division 48, Executive Committee has approved the creation of a
Division-level Task Force on the Psychological and Humanitarian
Issues in the Blockade of Gaza and the Broader
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. The task force is charged
with engaging our members and others in thoughtful constructive
“action-oriented dialogue” on psychological and humanitarian
issues in the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Gaza. This would
include identification of what models and theories of psychology
and peace psychology apply; what kind of action our theories
call for, and what would be the mechanisms for putting forth
this action. The task force will develop and disseminate
empirically-based conclusions and recommendations to inform our
understanding of this violent intractable complex conflict and
to inform the development of peace-related policy at various
levels. The task force will conduct a program at the APA 2011
The Society is soliciting
nominations (including self-nominations) of researchers,
practitioners, and educators, who are knowledgeable about the
numerous factors related to the Israel-Palestine conflict in
general, with particular attention to the historical,
psychological, social, and political factors involved in the
Israeli boarding of the Mavi Marmara and the related blockade of
We propose that the task force consist of 8-10 psychologists
who have contributed to the Palestinian-Israeli issue through
their research, scholarship, practice, and/or community action.
Candidates should be well-versed in the literature on the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict, its historical origins and current
context, as well as its effects on individuals, subgroups,
communities, and on their culture, socialization, worldviews,
values, and living conditions.
Interested candidates should
submit a 1-2 page letter summarizing your particular interests,
research/scholarship, and practice germane to the
Palestinian-Israeli conflict, no later than November 1, 2010 to
the Society c/o Kathleen Dockett and Judith Van Hoorn,email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org who
are assisting the Society in organizing this task force.
Tenure-Track Position: Social Psychology,
The Hiatt School of Psychology invites
applications for a tenure track position in social psychology to
begin in August 2011. Noted for its rich history in Psychology,
Clark University offers the advantages of both a distinguished
research university and a small liberal arts college (see
http://www.clarku.edu/~psydept). The Psychology Department
has Ph.D. programs in Social, Clinical, and Developmental
Rank is open, although preference will be
given to candidates at the assistant or associate level. We seek
a social psychologist particularly
interested both in theory and application related to socially
relevant issues. Areas of research interest include intergroup
relations, ethnic violence and discrimination, conflict
transformation, societal norm change or social movements and
collective action, immigration, and other topics that intersect
with political psychology. We seek candidates
who combine multiple methods in
their research, have experience working in diverse cultural
contexts (including outside the U.S.), and who practice a
contextualized as well as theoretically grounded social
psychology. The preferred candidate would provide synergistic
links with the other programs in the department and with other
University programs such as the Strassler Center for Holocaust
and Genocide Studies, International Development and Social
Change, the Race and Ethnic Relations program, or the Mosakowski
Institute for Public Enterprise. Candidates should have a
productive program of research that shows promise for obtaining
external funding. The successful candidate is expected to be
able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in social
psychology, research methods or statistics, and her/his area of
Applicants should send a statement of
research and teaching interests, CV, and three representative
publications (one of which should, preferably, be theoretical),
and should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent
email@example.com. Review of applications
will begin September 28th, 2010. AA/EOE. Minorities
and women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Changes in APA Ethics Code - June 1, 2010
As you know, the changes in the Ethics Code
became effective June 1.
Here is an attachment that has all the
changes from the website, including related
info, and the Feb press release.
Thought that some of you might want to circulate
this as well as have a copy. If so, you can
replace the brief note from me with one of your
own (and rename the file).
Judith Van Hoorn, Ph.D.
Council Representative, American Psychological
Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and
APA: Division 48
University of the Pacific
APA Convention 2010,
San Diego -- Social Responsibility Consumer Information
For those going to the APA convention in San Diego, or know of
people who are going to whom this can be forwarded, we have done
homework to help us be mindful of the social impact for peace or
against structural violence when we spend our money there. The
four-page flyer of information is available by clicking
Rachel M. MacNair, Ph.D.
Society Membership Chair
Nominations are now being accepted for the next editor of
Social Issues and Policy Review (SIPR), a journal of the Society for the
Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) - Review begins March 22, 2010
For more information
Editor, 2012-2015 Call for Nominations
Peace Prizes for Convention 2010
Early Career Convention Stipend & Peace Prize for Partnering an
Interdivisional Program Submission
Call for Undergraduate and Graduate
The 2010 Convention will be held in San Diego. The 2010 Presidential theme is Solutions to Intergroup
Conflict-Constructing Sustainable Webs of Peace Builders. Click here to download the flyer with more information! Steven Nisenbaum, Program chair, welcomes questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peace Psychology Book Available for Free Download!
Christie, D. J., Wagner, R. V., & Winter, D. D. (Eds.) (2001). Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology for the 21st Century. Available for Free Download in PDF format!
Monitor on Psychology: Humanitarian Heroes
Visit the December 2007 issue of the Monitor on Psychology. Several members of the Society for the Study of the Peace, Conflict, and Violence are featured!
Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology highlighted!
The Society's journal, Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology (Vol. 11, No. 1) is highlighted in the June 2005 issue of the Monitor on Psychology in an article entitled, "Peace psychologists, military leaders highlight soldiers' ethical dilemmas." To read the article online, Click Here.