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By Christopher Woodside

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APA Task Force on Climate Change and Psychology Concludes Report
Group led by SPSSI Council Member Janet Swim is making headlines with its findings

The American Psychological Association’s Task Force on the Interface Between Psychology and Global Climate Change chaired by SPSSI Council Member Janet Swim has recently completed its findings.  To read more about the report entitled “Psychology and Global Climate Change:  Addressing a Multi-faceted Phenomenon and Set of Challenges,” please follow the links below:

NY Times Blog
LA Times Blog
New Scientist
Full Report (credit American Psychological Association web site)


Child Rights Campaign Makes Advocacy Toolkit Available via Web site

“The Campaign for U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is a volunteer-driven network of academics, attorneys, child and human rights advocates, educators, members of religious and faith-based communities, physicians, representatives from non-governmental organizations, students, and other concerned citizens who seek to bring about U.S. ratification and implementation of the CRC.”

In anticipation of Universal Children’s Day, November 20, 2009, the Campaign for U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) announces the 20th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child.  The Campaign recently made available an advocacy toolkit that can be downloaded in PDF format off of the organization’s web site.  Please follow this link to access the toolkit.

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New NIH Director Francis Collins Identifies Five Key Themes for Agency

To read further about Director Francis Collins five themes, and to learn more about the new Director's address, please follow this link. (credit AAAS ScienceInsider)

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