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Lynn Stuart Weiss Lecture Award

The Award

The Lynn Stuart Weiss lecture was established by Drs. Raymond A. and Rosalee G. Weiss, in memory of their daughter, Lynn, a promising young scholar whose interests centered on the science and art of politics, with a focus on world law. The award rotates among APA Division 9 (Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues), APA Division 41 (American Psychology-Law Society), APA Division 48 (Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology Division), and APA Division 52 (International Psychology). The fund was set up to support an annual lecture given at the APA convention in memory of Lynn Stuart Weiss. Additional information can be found on the APF website: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/lweiss.aspx?tab=1. This program was established in 1999 by an endowed fund through the American Psychological Foundation (APF).

Divison 52 has the honor of submitting the nominee for the 2018 Lynn Stuart Weiss Lecture at the APA Convention in San Francisco, CA.

Nominations Process

Nominees should be qualified to address the science and art of politics with a focus on world law toward the goal of furthering world peace. Nominees do not need to be Divison 52 members.

Nominations of others need to include:

  • Nominator's name and contact information
  • Nominee's name and contact information
  • A statement of the relevance of the nominee’s work to this specific honorary lecturer appointment (100 words or less). 
  • The statement should address
    • how the nominee’s work is relevant to issues addressed by the all the four Divisions that rotate providing nominations: Division 9 – Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues; Division 41 – American Psychological-Law Society; Division 48 – Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence: Peace Psychology; and Division 52 – International Psychology (special emphasis this year on the International Divison).
    • the nominee’s work that addresses furthering world peace
    • the nominee's speaking experience and engagement 
  • Nominee’s curriculum vitae (CV)

The deadline for submission of nominations is August 1, 2017 for the 2018 Lynn Stuart Weiss lecturer for the APA Convention in San Francisco, CA.

Please send nominations as a single PDF with the subject line stating file name Weiss-NomineeName.pdf. to Dr. Mary Gergerson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The name of the selected nominee from Division 52 is forwarded to CODAPAR who formally nominates her/him to APF. The selected speaker nominated for 2018 by APA Division 52 Internatoinal Psychology will receive a $1,000 honorarium. APF will provide a printed brochure to be disseminated that includes information on Lynn Stuart Weiss and the selected speaker.

We look forward to receiving your nominations.


Anastasi Graduate Student Research Award


This award, named for Anne Anastasi, is for outstanding graduate student research, with priority given to research that focuses on psychometrics and differential psychology. The award is funded by a donation to Divison 52 from the Anne Anastasi Foundation.

Anne Anastasi was president of the American Psychological Association in 1965 and was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1987. She made major conceptual contributions to the understanding of the manner in which psychological development is influenced by environmental and experiential factors. Her writings have provided incisive commentary on test construction and the proper application of psychological tests. She drew attention to the individual being tested and therefore to the responsibilities of the testers. She called for them to go beyond test scores, to search the assessed individuals’ history to help them to better understand their own results and themselves. 

Each awardee will receive $300 and an award certificate.


All Div52 applicants may be considered for this award. However research that focuses on psychometrics and differential psychology with respect to Anne Anastasi's contributions to the field from an international perspective will be highly considered.

The award recipients will be decided based on the student’s vitae, research plan, and a supporting letter from the student’s advisor. There are no restrictions on self-nomination or nomination by others.

Application Process

The application deadline is June 7, 2018.

Please send the following materials electronically to the Chair of the Committee, Suzana Adams, PsyD (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

  1. Cover Letter with the following information. 
    1. Name
    2. Email
    3. Institution
    4. A mentor’s name and his/her email
    5. Focus of research and title
    6. Your years of study (there are 2 levels of the Anastasi Award: Students with 2 years or less of graduate study and those with more than 2 years of graduate study).  Please indicate (check off) in your cover letter the one that best applies to you: __Two years or less of study beyond the baccalaureate or__More than two years beyond the baccalaureate.
    7. If applicable, year in which masters’ degree was completed or projected year in which masters’ degree will be completed.
  2. Please add to the Cover Letter the following attachments:
    1. Research statement on your past/present/future work (2-3 pages, with limited number of important citations)
    2. Your Curriculum Vitae
    3. Supporting letter from one mentor (if not attached please indicate that it will be sent separately

Past Recipients, Anastasi Graduate Student Research Award Recipients

2015: Emily R Sano, Pennsylvania State University, USA  & Jiabin Shen, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
2017: Advanced Graduate Students: Mei Tan, University of Houston,USA and Octavio Santos, Univesrity of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA
2017: Beginning Graduate Student: Ashley Hicks, St. Johns University, USA




Student International Research Award


Division 52, International Psychology, is offering an International Research Award for graduate students in psychology. This award has been established to encourage and recognize promising graduate student research in international psychology.

Application Process

On or before Sunday midnight (PST), May 7, 2018, interested students should submit:

  • Four page double-spaced summary of research that describes the purpose, method, analysis, results, and discussion of your international research (excluding references and one table or figure which may be added). Please exclude all identifying information on research summary document.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • One-paragraph email endorsement from faculty research advisor/sponsor providing:
    • Endorsement for the award;
    • Confirmation that research was an independent project, thesis, or dissertation effort conducted during graduate program; and
    • Assurance of student’s good standing in the graduate program.
  • Two-paragraph cover email from the student:
    • First paragraph should provide: contact information (email & phone), name of graduate program and research advisor, year in the program, expected graduation date, as well as member status with Div. 52; student must be a member of Div. 52 as of application deadline.
    • Second paragraph should assure the committee that student’s independent research project, thesis or dissertation is nearing completion and that student is not applying simultaneously for another similar APA research award. At least preliminary analysis and results must have been completed by May 2017. Students within 1 year of graduation can apply as long as the research project was completed as part of their graduate program.
      Please note that submissions exceeding the paragraph or page limits will be disqualified.

Email all application materials BEFORE MIDNIGHT, Pacific Standard Time, on MAY 7, 2018 to:

Daria Diakonova-Curtis, PhD
Chair, APA Division 52 Student International Research Award
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Applications will be reviewed by a two-tired blind rating process. The process is designed to evaluate the award applications under double-blind review based on: (a) the degree of relevance to international psychology, (b) progress to completion, (c) adherence to APA Style, (d) originality of research, (e) clarity of design and method, (f) complexity of analysis, (g) quality of findings, (h) recognition of limitations, (i) insight in the discussion, and (j) brevity and clarity.

Awardees will be notified no later than mid-June, 2018. There will be an awards ceremony at the APA Convention. Awardees will also featured in an issue of the International Psychology Bulletin.

Past Receipients

2017 Awardees
Yujia Lei, PhD
“The Chinese Mental Health Value Scale: Measuring Chinese College Students’ Cultural Values, Values of Mental Health, and Subjective Well-being”
Department of Educational Psychology
The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
Advisor: Changing Duan, PhD

Rosanne M. Jocson, MA, MS
“Risk and Protective Factors Among Low-Income Urban Mothers and Fathers in the Philippines”
Department of Psychology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Advisor: Rosario Ceballo, PhD

Fang Hong, MA
“Childhood Maltreatment and Negative Mental Health Outcomes in U.S. and Korean Young Adults: The Mediation Role of Emotion Regulation Strategies”
Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Boston University, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Boston, MA
Advisor: Kathleen Malley-Morrison, EdD

2016 Awardees
Lauren Dewey, MA, M.Phil.
“Providing Care for Many in the Context of Few Resources: Secondary Traumatic Stress, Burnout and Moral Distress Experienced by Healthcare Providers in Rural Uganda”
Clinical Psychology Program at John Jay College
Graduate Center at the City University of New York
New York, NY
Advisor: Maureen Allwood, Ph.D.

Xue Yang, M.Phil.
“Culture and Stigma Internalization: The Buffering Effect of Dialectics among Hong Kong Chinese and Mainland Chinese”
Department of Psychology
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
Advisor: Winnie W. S. Mak, Ph.D.

Jean-Machelle Benn-Dubois, Ph.D.
“A Cultural Study on Transactional Sexual Abuse in the Caribbean: Professional Perspectives”
International Psychology Program
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Chicago, IL
Advisor: Patricia H. A. Perez, Ph.D.

2015 Awardees
Amanda Long, MA
“Be Proud of Who You Are”: Negotiating Colorism and Identity Among Black Women
Advisor: Nicole Coleman, PhD
Counseling Psychology
University of Houston, Texas

Erin Yiqing Lu
Bicultural Identity Integration Predicts Well-Being Outcomes: The Mediating Role of Self-Efficacy
Advisor: Sylvia Xiaohua Chen, PhD
Department of Applied Social Sciences
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Minjie Lu
Culture and Group-based Emotion: Examining Group-Based Emotional Complexity among Chinese and Dutch
Advisor: Helen H. Fung, PhD
Department of Psychology
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Destiny Peterson, MS
Evaluating clinicians’ differential diagnostic decisions for ICD-11 psychotic disorders
Advisor: Jared Keeley, PhD
Department of Psychology
Mississippi State University, Mississippi

2014 Awardees
Spencer Evans, MA
“Psychologists’ Perspectives on the Diagnostic Classification of Mental Disorders: Results from the WHO-IUPsyS Global Survey”
Clinical Child Psychology Program
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
Advisor: Michael C. Roberts, PhD, ABPP

Sheena Jeswani, MA
“Predicting Depression in College Students: A Cross-Cultural Comparison”
Department: Applied Developmental Psychology Program
Fordham University
New York, NY
Advisor: Daniela Jopp, PhD

Maha Y. See, PsyD
“Positive and Protective Factors in the Psychological Well-Being of Refugees from Burma during their Post-Migration Experience”
Clinical Psychology PsyD Program
Alliant International University
San Francisco, CA
Advisor: Sheila J. Henderson, MBA, PhD / Harriet Curtis-Boles, PhD

Laura K. Taylor, PhD
“Does violence beget violence? Factors moderating trajectories of youth aggression in a context of political conflict”
Psychology Department and Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, dual PhD
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
Advisor: E. Mark Cummings, PhD

2013 Awardees
Erica Fung, M.A.
“Men’s perceptions of, and preferences for, women’s body size: An international comparison of Chinese men in the U.S. and Hong Kong”
Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program
California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University
Los Angeles, CA
Advisor: Terece S. Bell, Ph.D.

Sarah L. Kelly, M.A.
“A contribution to international research on stress, trauma, and coping: An exploratory study with Guatemalan children and adolescents”
Psychology Department
Wheaton College
Wheaton, IL
Advisor: Kelly S. Flanagan, Ph.D.

Heather E. Mitchell, M.A.
“Guatemalan indigenous youth: Experiences of ethnic discrimination and its impact”
Clinical Psychology Program
Wheaton College
Wheaton, IL
Advisor: Kelly S. Flanagan, Ph.D.

Jennifer Mootz
“Gender-based violence in the internally-displaced Olilim community in Northeastern Uganda”
Department of Psychology & Philosophy, Counseling Psychology Program
Texas Woman’s University
Denton, TX
Advisor: Sally D. Stabb, Ph.D.

Juliana V. Yam, M.A.
“Evaluation of attachment patterns among Chinese, Cambodian, and European-Americans using the ECR-R scale”
Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program
California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University
San Francisco, CA
Advisor: Sheila J. Henderson, MBA, Ph.D.

2012 Awardees
Lauren C. Ng, M.A.
“Risk Pathways from 1994 Rwandan Tutsi Genocide Exposure to Distress and Traumatic Stress in Orphaned Heads of Household”
Clinical Psychology Program
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Advisor: Beth E. Meyerowitz, Ph.D.

Andrew Ogle
“Young Peruvians¹ Perceptions of Suicide Precipitants”
Counseling Psychology Program
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
Advisor: Silvia S. Canetto, Ph.D.

Mrinalini Rao, M.S.
“Globalization and the ‘Identity Remix’ among Urban Adolescents in India”
Counseling Psychology Program
University of Illinois
Champaign, Illinois

2011 Awardees
Elena S. Yakunina, M.A.
“Personal Growth Initiative among International Students: Predicting Psychological Wellbeing”
Department of Psychology
The University of Akron
Akron, OH
Advisor: Ingrid Weigold, Ph.D.

R. Eric Lewandowski, M.S.
“Community Impact of Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy in rural Uganda”
Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology
Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, NY
Advisor: Helena Verdeli, Ph.D

Joseph C. S. Siu, MCS, MBA
“Culture, coping and well-being among Chinese individuals with chronic pain in Hong Kong”
California School of Professional Psychology
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program
Alliant International University, Hong Kong Campus
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Advisor: Diane Zelman, Ph.D.

2010 Awardees
Maria Kholodova
“Relational Aggression and Relational Victimization in Russian Children: Negative Correlates and Protective Factors”
California School of Professional Psychology
Alliant International University
PhD Program in Clinical Psychology
San Diego, California
Advisor: Sharon L. Foster, PhD

Daria Diakonova-Curtis
“Gender Roles in Women from the former Soviet Union”
California School of Professional Psychology
Alliant International University
PhD Program in Clinical Psychology
San Francisco, California
Advisor: Natalie Porter, PhD

Joann Wright Mawasha
“The Experience of Living with HIV/AIDS in the Bahamas: A Qualitative Study”
Wright State University
School of Professional Psychology
Dayton, Ohio
Advisor: Cheryl Wright, PhD, JD

Reid Trotter
“Perfectionism, coping, adjustment, and achievement in Taiwanese culture”
University of Missouri
Counseling Psychology
Columbia, MO
Advisor: Puncky Paul Heppner, PhD

2009 Awardees
Award of Excellence
Lena Lim – Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
The Role of Allocentrism on Male Adolescent Violence in a Collective Society, Singapore
Faculty Mentor: Weining C. Chang, PhD

Cecilia Sin-Sze Cheung – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Parents’ Involvement in Children’s Learning in the United States and China: Implications for Children’s Academic and Emotional Adjustment
Faculty Mentor: Eva M. Pomerantz, PhD

Award of Merit
Daniel B. Hess – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The Mental Health Sequelae and Treatment of Massive Community Violence in West Africa
Faculty Mentor: Michael Goh, PhD

Jin You – Chinese University of Hong Kong
Age differences in Dispositional Pessimism: A Cross-cultural Study
Faculty Mentor: Helene H. L. Fung, PhD

Melody Wong Kai Yan – The City University of Hong Kong
A Cultural Comparison of Cognitive Emotion Regulation Strategies among Hong Kong Chinese and North Americans
Faculty Mentor: Dannii Y. Yeung, PhD

2008 Awardees
Award of Excellence
Jeannie Annan, PhD, Indiana University – Bloomington
The Mental Health of Child Soldiers: Mitigating the Impact of Violence
Faculty Mentor: Chalmer E. Thompson, PhD

Peter Yeomans, PhD, Drexel University
The Effect of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Psychoeducation on the Nature and Severity of Traumatic Stress Symptoms in a Burundian Sample
Faculty Mentor: Evan M. Forman, PhD

Pizza Chow Ka-yee, BSocSci, City University of Hong Kong
Self-stigma, Homosexual Identity, and “Come Out”: A Comparative Study of Lesbians in Hong Kong and Mainland China
Faculty Mentor: Sheung-tak Cheng, PhD

Award of Merit
Esmeralda Valdivieso Mora, BPsyc, San Diego State University
Mental Health Literacy of Schizophrenia in El Salvador and the United States
Faculty Mentor: Richard G. Graf, PhD

Xin Zhang Hare, MPhil, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Age Differences in Emotional Poignancy in Two Different Cultures: Emotion Regulation as a Moderator
Faculty Mentor: Helene H. Fung, PhD

Liu Yenling, MS, Illinois School of Professional Psychology
Factor Structure and Item Equivalence of the Chinese and English Version of the Dyadic Adjustment Scale
Faculty Mentor, Jim Graham, PhD

Division 52 / Psi Chi International Conference Travel Grant

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APA Division 52, International Psychology and Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, collaborate to offer the Division 52/Psi Chi International APA Convention Travel Grant. The grant provides Psi Chi students who live outside the US and are interested in international psychology with funds to support travel costs to attend and present research at the APA annual convention.


Applicants must be a current undergraduate psychology major or minor, or a student in a graduate psychology program outside the U.S., or a recent graduate (completed an undergraduate bachelor degree with a psychology major or minor between November 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018).

At the time of submission, applicants must be currently:

  • Living, working, and/or studying outside the U.S. (at least through August 2018).
  • A member of Psi Chi and able to provide their member ID.
  • A member of D52 (students may join at any time).
  • Able to cover any travel expenses beyond the $1,500 provided by the grant.
  • Able to attend and talk for 5-10 minutes about personal interests in international psychology or international psychology research at the D52 Hospitality Suite Program at the APA convention.
  • Able to attend at least one additional D52 and one additional Psi Chi session.
  • Able to provide proof of acceptance to of a research presentation at the 2018 APA convention in San Francisco. Research may be in any format such as a poster or talk, and within any division or affiliated group program at the 2018 APA Convention.

Recipients may not receive more than one D52 travel grant, and may not receive more than one Psi Chi travel grant for APA attendance.

Application Process

Applications must include:

  • A Personal Statement (maximum 275 words, double-spaced) about your interest in international psychology, how your participation at the APA Convention will strengthen your professional interest in the field of international psychology, meaningful experiences in psychology courses or volunteer experiences related to international psychology, Psi Chi involvement, Division 52 involvement, if any.
  • A cover sheet with:
    • Full name
    • Contact information (email & phone)
    • Name of university/college
    • Name of the undergraduate/graduate department program
    • Year in the program
    • Expected graduation date
    • Member status with D52
    • Psi Chi member ID
    • Full name, title, and email address of the faculty mentor writing the descriptive letter (the first letter listed below)
    • Two faculty mentor letters (The faculty mentors may submit their letters as a Word document attached to an email with the nominee's name in the title):
      • One letter in which a faculty mentor describes how she or he knows the student, the applicant’s interest in international psychology, how the student’s attendance at APA will enhance the student’s interest in international psychology and/or the student’s research program, and verifies the student is in good standing with the psychology program (or was at the time of graduation). Maximum 200 words).
      • A second letter in which a different faculty mentor simply confirms that the student’s application materials are accurate and that the student would be a good representative of the university.


Email all application materials to the Building Bridges-Psi Chi Committee Chair Dr. Mercedes A. McCormick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before midnight (Eastern Standard Time) April 2, 2018.

The grant recipient will be notified no later than May 10, 2018. The Building Bridges with Psi Chi Committee, including Dr. McCormick and Psi Chi Executive Director Dr. Martha S. Zlokovich, will review all materials.

Recognition at APA

D52 and Psi Chi will recognize the recipient in person at the Division 52 Awards ceremony in San Francisco. At the D52 Awards Ceremony, D52 and Psi Chi will present the recipient with a check provided the recipient has met all obligations. In addition, the grant recipient may have an opportunity to present in the D52 program and will be featured in an issue of the International Psychology Bulletin.

Past Grant Recipients

2016 – Julia Daugherty, graduate student at the University of Granada, Granada, Spain
2015 – Ximena Flores, undergraduate student at Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala

APA Division 52 Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award

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The mission of Division 52 is to advance psychology internationally as a science and profession, and through education and advocacy. In support of this mission, the Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award is presented to the author(s) or editor(s) of a recent book that makes the greatest contribution to psychology as an international discipline and profession, or more specifically, the degree to which the book adds to our understanding of global phenomena and problems from a psychological point of view. Examples include psychological interventions at the micro- and macro- levels, multinational organizations, questions of mental health, pedagogy, peace and war, gender roles, contributions of indigenous psychologies to global psychology, textbooks that integrate theory, research and practice from around the globe, edited volumes integrating contributions from scholars around the world, and overviews of international and global psychology.

Eligible Nominations

Nominations may include authored or edited volumes in any language. All submissions must be accompanied by a 2-page letter in English making a case for the book’s potential contribution to global psychology. Copyright must be in the current year. Nominations may not include fiction and biographies.

Specifics of the Award

Winners will be announced in Spring 2018, presented with a certificate, and invited to give an address at the 2018 APA Convention. Winners will receive a stipend of $500 and paid convention fees to help fund their attendance at the APA convention.

Nominations Process

In judging the contribution of each book, the following set of guidelines will be used:

  • How creative and novel are the ideas expressed in the book?
  • How large and significant a contribution does the book make to psychology as a global discipline and profession?
  • Are the book’s contents international or global in nature?
  • Is the book scientifically rigorous and logically sound? Are its theoretical bases well supported and translatable into sound and ethical practice?
  • What is the literary quality of the work? Is it interestingly and well written? Is the audience for whom it is written explicitly stated and does it reach that audience?
  • Does the book maintain a clear focus on psychology as a science and practice?

All nominations must be accompanied by a 2-page letter, and three copies of the book. Nominations are due by October 1, 2017 and sent to:
Renée Goodstein, Ph.D.
Chair, Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award
Psychology Department
St. Francis College
180 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA
(718) 489-5437
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About Ursula Gielen

Ursula Gielen (1916-1997, Germany) was vitally interested in the well-being of indigenous, persecuted, and poor people around the world, with a special emphasis on women and children. Her legacy and commitment to international concerns and human welfare continues through her children: Ute Seibold, a former foreign language secretary in Switzerland; Uwe Gielen, an international psychologist in the United States; Odina Diephaus, a former interpreter with the European Parliament in Belgium and France; and Anka Gielen, a counseling psychologist in Germany.

Past Recipients:

2017: ITC International Handbook of Testing and Assessment. Editors: Frederick T. L. Leong, Dae Bartram, Fanny M. Cheung, Kurt Geisinger, Dragos Iliescu

Denmark/Reuder Award for Outstanding International Contributions to the Psychology of Women and Gender


The Florence L. Denmark and Mary E. Reuder Award for Outstanding International Contributions to the Psychology of Women and Gender award is named for two charter members of Division 52 who are known for their scholarly contributions, international outlook, and outstanding mentoring. The award’s purpose is to recognize and encourage outstanding psychologists who have made international contributions to further the understanding of women and/or gender. The outstanding contributions can be cross-cultural studies of women and gender, the mentoring of young colleagues across borders, the training of psychologists to do international work, or other areas deemed important by the Award Committee.

The Award
The award is a plaque. The winner will be announced during the Division’s annual business meeting at the APA convention. 

Criteria for Eligibility

The recipient must be a psychologist with a demonstrated interest in international or cross-cultural psychology. Current membership in Division 52 is not a requirement. The Committee will make up to one award per year.

Submission Requirements and Procedure

Submission requirements are a letter of nomination setting forth the most outstanding contributions of the candidate and a copy of the candidate’s c.v.
Materials should be sent as an email with attachments of Microsoft Word or PDF documents with document titles Denmark-Reuder-Award-CandidatesLastName-Cover, or Denmark-Reuder-Award-CandidatesLastName-Vita to: 

Judith Gibbons, PhD, Denmark-Reuder Award Committee Chair:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline: All materials must be received by May 1, 2018.
E-mail questions to Dr. Gibbons at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Division 52 Denmark-Reuder Award Recipients

2017: Deborah Best, Ph.D.
2016: Jeanne Marecek, Ph.D.
2015: Shelly Grabe, Ph.D.
2014: M. Brinton Lykes, Ph.D.
2013: Carolyn Zerbe Enns, Ph.D.
2012: Judith Gibbons, Ph.D.
2011: Joy K. Rice, Ph.D.
2010: Ramaswami Mahalingam, Ph.D.
2009: Kathryn Norsworthy, Ph.D.
2008: Ellyn Kaschak, Ph.D.
2007: Sharon Horne, Ph.D.
2006: Oliva M. Espin, Ph.D.
2005: Irene Hanson Frieze, Ph.D.
2004: Anne E. Brodsky, Ph.D.
2003: Joan C. Chrisler, Ph.D.

Henry David International Mentoring Award


Henry David was a founding member of Division 52 and a significant contributor to international psychology. In honor of his contributions, Division 52 established the Henry David International Mentoring Award. The Award is presented annually to a member or affiliate of Division 52, who plays an exceptional mentoring role in an international context.

Mentoring may be defined by any of the following activities:

  1. A psychologist who has served as a mentor for international students or faculty member for at least three years.
  2. A psychologist who has mentored students in the area of international psychology, by training, educating, and/or preparing students to be active participants in international psychology.
  3. A senior psychologist who has mentored early career psychologists who are now functioning as international psychologists.
  4. An international psychologist working outside of the United States who serves as a mentor on his/her campus or at his/her agency.

Nomination Process

Nominations should include a cover letter, vitae, and at least 3 letters of endorsement from former or current mentees. The deadline to submit materials is April 1, 2018.

Submit nominations materials via email to the Henry David International Mentoring Award Committee Chair, Larry Gerstein at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Henry David Mentoring Award Committee will review the nominations, and their recommendation will be reported to the Division 52 Board of Directors. 

Division 52 International Mentoring Award Recipients

2017: Ronald P. Rohner, PhD
2016: Helene Hoi-Lam Fung, PhD (non-U.S. based); Irene Lopez, PhD (U.S. based)
2014: John Romano, PhD; Diana Zelman, PhD
2011: Lawrence Gerstein, PhD; Tara Pir, PhD; Harold Takooshian, PhD
2010: Florence Denmark, PhD Raymond Fowler, PhD; Anthony Marsella, PhD
2009: Helen Verdeli, PhD
2008: Puncky P. Heppner, PhD
2007: Ani Kalayjian, PhD
2006: Kathleen Malley-Morrison, PhD
2005: (None)
2004: (None)
2003: Judith Torney-Purta, PhD; Narasappa Kumaraswamy, PhD
2002: Michael J. Stevens, PhD

Outstanding International Psychologist

Each year Division 52 presents two Outstanding International Psychologist Awards. One is given to a psychologist from the United States and the second is to a psychologist outside the United States. Individuals who have made outstanding contributions to international psychology through significant research, teaching, advocacy, and/or contributions to international organizations are eligible. Recipients are recognized at the Division annual meeting at the APA Convention.

Nomination Process

Nomination materials are due by 5:00 pm EST,  April 1, 2018.
Nominations should include:

  • Coversheet with the nominator's name and contact information (email, telephone number); the nominees name, institution, email, telephone.
  • A brief statement outlining why the nominee is being nominated. Nominees will then be contacted to provide additional background information as needed. 

Send nominations and a brief supporting statement to Chair, Nominations and Elections, Craig Shealy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Recognition of the awardees will occur at the APA convention.

Division 52 Outstanding International Psychologist Award Recipients:

  • 2017: Michelle Gelfand, PhD (USA, Juan Jose Sanchez Sosa, PhD (Mexico)
  • 2016: Larry Gerstein (USA), Geoffrey Mark Reed (Switzerland; Mexico)
  • 2015: Judith Gibbons, Ph.D. (USA), Janel Gauthier, Ph.D. (Canada)
  • 2014: Shane R. Jimerson & Walter Lonner (USA); Abdel-Sattar Ibrahim (Egypt) & Peter B. Smith (United Kingdom)
  • 2013: Michael Bond Hong Kong, China); Sarlito Sarwono (Indonesia)
  • 2012: Fathali Moghaddan (USA); Michael Wessells (USA); Kurt Pawlik (Germany)
  • 2011: Michael J. Stevens (USA); Narasappa Kumaraswamy (India)
  • 2010: Oliva Espin (USA); Maria del Pilar Grazioso (Guatemala)
  • 2009: Chris Stout (USA); Marilyn P. Safir (Israel)
  • 2008: Ronald P. Rohner (USA); Ramadan A. Ahmed (non-U.S.)
  • 2007: Kathryn L. Norsworthy (USA), Ronald H. Rozensky (USA)
  • 2006: Gerard A. Jacobs, Ph.D. (USA) and Michel Sabourin, Ph.D. (Canada)
  • 2005: Uwe P. Gielen (USA) and Fanny Cheung ( Hong Kong)
  • 2004: Anthony J. Marsella (USA) and Ruben Ardilla (Colombia)
  • 2003: Nancy Felipe Russo (USA) and John G. Adair (Canada)
  • 2002: Harry C. Triandis (USA) and Susan Pick (Mexico)
  • 2001: Robert F. Morgan (USA) and Elizabeth Nair (Singapore)
  • 2000: Henry P. David (USA), Raymond D. Fowler (USA), Peter Merenda (USA), and Bernhard Wilpert (Germany)
  • 1999: Frances M. Culbertson (USA), Florence L. Denmark (USA, Edwin A. Fleishman (USA), and Charles D. Spielberger (USA)

Early Career Psychologist Award

Outstanding Early Career Psychologist Award


The annual ECP Awards are granted to two early career psychologists (training completed within the past 10 years) of Division 52 who have made significant contributions to the field of International Psychology. Contributions may include: publications, conference presentations, grants with outcomes that further international psychology, significant honors or awards, development of an international psychology program, mentoring/advising, or significant contributions in international projects that show tangible outcomes relevant to the mission of Division 52.

An early career psychologist can either be self-nominated or nominated by another person. One award will be granted to an early career psychologist who is located in the United States, and one award will be granted to an early career psychologist who is located outside of the United States.


  • $200 award
  • Recognition at the APA Convention
  • Opportunity to present at the convention/ Division 52 suite program
  • Opportunity to publish in the Division 52 newsletter, International Psychology Bulletin
  • Free division membership for one year

Application Process

All applications should include:

  • A brief letter describing the nominee’s accomplishments and anticipated accomplishments relevant to International Psychology
  • Current CV
  • Two letters of support (For self-nominations)

The deadline for applications is April 15, 2018. The awards will be announced by the Division on June 1, 2018.

Please send applications as a single pdf file, with title: ECP-LastName-2018 to:
LeAnn DeHoff, PhD
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Past Recipients

Cecilia Cheung, PhD, University of California Riverside
Prerna Arora, PhD, Pace University

Gail Ferguson, PhD, University of Illinois, USA
Brian Hall, PhD, University of Macau, China

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