The Society for the
Psychological
Study of Social Issues

    

Call for 2009 Fellow Nominations

by Margaret Bull Kovera, Fellows Committee Chair

The SPSSI Fellows Committee consists of Margaret Bull Kovera (Chair), Susan Sorenson, and Daryl Wout.

Deadlines: The deadline for receipt of nominations is December 1, 2008. Please e-mail all nominations to Margaret Bull Kovera (mkovera@jjay.cuny.edu). Include the nominee’s name, professional affiliation, and contact information (including e-mail address), and a brief statement concerning the nominee’s eligibility, based on the requirements listed below. In addition, please indicate the nominee’s current APA membership status (i.e., member, Fellow, or nonmember).

The deadline for receipt of all application materials (nominee’s materials and endorser letters) is January 2, 2009.  Please send all supporting materials both electronically (via e-mail to mkovera@jjay.cuny.edu) and in paper form (via post/express delivery).  Three hard copies of the application materials should be sent to:

Prof. Margaret Bull Kovera
Department of Psychology

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
City University of New York
445 W. 59th St.

New York, NY  10019 USA
Telephone: 212-484-1112

Eligibility: APA requires potential Fellows to meet all of the following requirements:

  • Member of APA for at least one year.
  • Five or more years of acceptable post-doctoral experience.
  • Currently engaged in advancement of psychology.
  • Evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in the field of Psychology. (The APA Fellows Committee has usually interpreted “unusual and outstanding contributions” to mean those that have had demonstrable national impact.)

SPSSI requires potential Fellows to meet the following requirements:

  • Member of SPSSI/Division 9 for at least 5 years.
  • Evidence of outstanding contributions or performance in at least one of the following areas:
    • Application of the methods of psychology and social sciences to research on socially relevant issues.
    • Dissemination (including teaching) of relevant research information bearing on social issues.
    • Application of research results to the resolution of social issues.
    • Outstanding contribution to the resolution of social issues at the action level.
    • Major contributions to SPSSI as an organization.

 Based on these requirements, there are three different ways to become a Fellow of SPSSI:

  1. SPSSI members who belong to APA but are not currently APA Fellows can be considered for Fellow status if they meet both the APA and SPSSI requirements listed above.
  2. SPSSI members who are already APA Fellows through another division can be considered for SPSSI Fellow status if they meet the SPSSI requirements listed above.
  3. SPSSI members who do not belong to APA can be considered for SPSSI Fellow status if they meet the SPSSI requirements listed above.

For More Information: Detailed information about the nomination and application procedures is available at SPSSI Fellows.


 

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