Division 46 Board Members’ Statement: Our Commitment to End Racism

Dear Colleagues, Our division shares in the feeling of heartbreak and horror following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many other Black Americans.  These tragic events have raised concerns internationally as evidenced by organized demonstrations in Amsterdam, Auckland, London, Paris, and other cities.  Whether at the hands of police or armed…

President’s Column: 2020: Some Thoughts for Your Consideration

V. Krishna Kumar, PhD Kkumar@wcupa.edu Succeeding a line of highly competent presidents and then anticipating other equally competent individuals to succeed you can be an intimidating and anxiety-producing experience. Division presidents often have their own agendas, missions, visions, and themes. When I served as President of the Society for Humanistic Psychology a few years ago,…

Past President’s Column: Sexting to Sextortion

Kathryn Stamoulis, PhD kestamoulis@hotmail.com In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, when most Americans have been ordered to stay at home, people are using the Internet to fill multiple roles. To create a semblance of normalcy, many rely on their phones and computers to work, learn, maintain social support, and distract themselves from the horrors…

Council Corner: Council Passes Resolutions Reaffirming, Updating Some Past Policies

Danny Wedding danny.wedding@gmail.com WASHINGTON – The Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association adopted updated resolutions regarding LBGTQ issues and reiterated its positions on violent video games and climate change at its meeting Feb. 29-March 1, 2020. Council archived three outdated policies related to LGBTQ issues and replaced them with new versions that also…

Viral Teaching: Pandemic Psychology and Madness via Media, Some Tips

Stephanie Miodus, MA (stephanie.miodus@temple.edu); Stephanie Joseph, MA (tuj57388@temple.edu); Frank Farley, PhD (frank.farley@temple.edu); Ishwar Bridgelal, MA (tuj61248@temple.edu); & Catherine Duffield, MA (tuc00223@temple.edu) Temple University As the professor and graduate teaching assistants (TAs) for a large undergraduate course on the Meaning of Madness, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought widespread changes and uncertainty to teaching and instruction. The…

From Brick and Mortar to Online Classrooms: Using Participatory Action Research to Build Community and Foster Intentional Use of Technology

Mary Buckelew, PhD West Chester University of Pennsylvania mbuckelew@wcupa.edu “That year I made the most important discovery I have ever made about teaching: community in itself is more important to learning than any method or technique. When community exists, learning is strengthened—everyone is smarter, more ambitious, and productive. Well-formed ideas and intentions amount to little…

COVID-19 News Coverage

Chrysalis Wright, PhD University of Central Florida Chrysalis.Wright@ucf.edu In the past several months, our society has been shifted and our usual way of life has been disrupted as a result of COVID-19 in the United States. The first confirmed case was in January of this year, with an increase in reported cases each day since.…