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APA Briefing


by SIOP Administrative Office

3 Communications Initiatives

SIOP members who are also APA members should take note of three communications related offerings with impending deadlines: a communications training to help “Make Your Science Make Sense,” an editor search for a new journal, and a call for rapid submissions for the Division 19 “Wine Down” poster session at the APA Convention.

Science Communications Training


Early registration rates for the “Make Your Science Make Sense Training. end April 30.  The event, scheduled for May 16-17, 2019 at the Alan Alda Center for Communication Science in Denver, Colorado, will teach techniques to help translate science to nonscientists, along with other professional communications topics.  Learn more about the event and register here.

Division 19 Call for Posters

APA Division 19, the Society for Military Psychology is hosting a “Wine Down” poster session on August 8th at the 2019 APA convention in Chicago. The session will feature selected posters accepted through the traditional APA submission process, and the organizers are also inviting additional poster entries through a rapid submission process. The rapid submission deadline is May 1. There are many areas of overlap between I-O and military psychology! If you think you have a study that may qualify submit a 250 word abstract using this link: https://forms.gle/kviJ1vUacFGRTh1g8  Email  rlandoll@alumni.unc.edu for more information.

New Interdisciplinary Journal: Technology, Mind, and Behavior

APA is seeking a founding editor for its new interdisciplinary journal, Technology, Mind, and Behavior. The term of the editorship is 2020–2025, with a start-up period in the fall of 2019. The deadline for accepting nominations is May 15, 2019. For full information, see the call for nominations.

Technology, Mind, and Behavior is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that will publish original work on human–technology interaction, with a focus on human behavior at the individual or group level. The journal will showcase basic and applied empirical research on the psychology and dynamics of the interactions between humans and technology. Meta-analyses and literature reviews that summarize the current state of science on a topic will also be accepted.

Submit candidate nominations through APA's Editor Search website. The nomination should include the candidate's name and email address, and a brief (250 word) statement describing the nominee's qualifications to serve as editor. Self-nominations are encouraged. Nominations may also be submitted by email to Rose Sokol-Chang, PhD (Publisher, APA Journals).

The editor search is led by Howard S. Kurtzman, PhD, and Amber L. Story, PhD, both of APA's Science Directorate.