Division 32 of the American Psychological Association.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Call for Student papers: Sidney M. Jourard Student Award Symposium
The Executive Board of Division 32 has
committed itself to continuing the tradition of a Student Award Symposium as
part of our main convention program at each year's convention.We want to continue to provide a rich
opportunity for students of Humanistic Psychology to contribute to and become
involved in the community of Division 32.Students are welcome to submit papers from undergraduate, masters, and
doctoral levels of work. We try to make a place for papers of high quality at
any level, so undergraduates should not feel hesitant to apply. We do not
accept co-authored submissions:all
paper must represent the student’s own individual work. (Recognition of
faculty mentoring for Jourard submissions can be acknowledged in a footnote.) Students
whose papers are selected for this award symposium will be given a free
membership in the Society of Humanistic Psychology for one year, including
subscription to our journal The Humanistic Psychologist.
Please submit a 500-750 word summary along
with a word doc of the entire paper for consideration to our program
committee.(The summary should be placed
within the document where an abstract would normally go.) In your submission
you should indicate the college, university, or graduate institute where the
work was completed as your institutional affiliation, along with your
highest level of awarded degree (e.g., do not list any degree for
which you are a candidate). Your title should be limited to 10 words. Please
also include your full contact information along with your APA membership
status at the end of the document. The actual presentations will be approximately
12 minutes in duration. Please send your submission to Jourard Chair Dr. Scott
Churchill at firstname.lastname@example.org with
copy to the Awards Chair Dr. Susan Gordon at email@example.com.
Work submitted for consideration should not have been
previously published or presented at another national or regional conference.
To be a candidate for the Jourard in
2014 you must be a student in the year of the 2014 convention.(It is okay if you graduate in the
spring of 2014; but we are not accepting applications from individuals who
graduated in 2013 or earlier.)
deadline for submission is January 2,
2014.A committee will
review and select the finalists from all of those papers submitted by that
date.All students will be notified of
the outcome of the review process by early February of 2013.
Please note: The submission of a paper is considered to
be a professional commitment by the author to attend the conference and to
present the paper if the paper is chosen for the award. Please do not
submit papers for consideration for the Jourard unless you are 100%
committed to attending the convention and presenting your work.
Also please be aware that any member of APAGS (American
Psychological Association of Graduate Students) who is presenting as first
author within any symposium or paper/poster session at APA will have his/her advance registration fee waived.
Humanistic psychology aims to be faithful to the full range of human experience. Its foundations include philosophical humanism, existentialism, and phenomenology. In the science and profession of psychology, humanistic psychology seeks to develop systematic and rigorous methods of studying human beings, and to heal the fragmentary character of contemporary psychology through an ever more comprehensive and integrative approach. Humanistic psychologists are particularly sensitive to uniquely human dimensions, such as experiences of creativity and transcendence, and to the quality of human welfare. Accordingly, humanistic psychology aims especially at contributing to psychotherapy, education, theory, philosophy of psychology, research methodology, organization and management, and social responsibility and change.