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 bonobo@udallas.edu with copy to the Awards Chair Dr. Susan Gordon at susan.gordon@snet.net.

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.)

The absolute 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.