Council Corner

Chris Ferguson cjfergus@stetson.edu At the August 2017 meeting of the APA, we had our biannual meeting of the Council of Representatives. What follows is an update on some of the important issues going on in Council.  As usual, these highlights popped up for me while I was at the meeting and from ongoing Council listserv…

From the Editor: Films and Societal Change

V. Krishna Kumar, PhD kkumar@wcupa.edu The film industry has produced hundreds of notable films that depict the effects of various horrors (e.g., holocaust, genocide) and social injustices (e.g., racial, ethnic, and gender prejudices) in the “so called” developing and developed societies. Many films also depict how a few courageous individuals have fought hard to bring…

President’s Column: Thank you for the Amazing Year!

Joanne Broder Sumerson, PhD joannebrodersumerson@gmail.com Time flies when you are having fun! I cannot believe my presidential year is almost over.  It has been a great year of change and growth for the division.  As President-Elect June Wilson and I transition, the division-as-a-whole is in a fantastic place.  Our executive board is stronger than ever,…

President-Elect’s Column: Media and Health Literacy

June Wilson, PhD, RN junewilsonphd@gmail.com There are three words we one can live without ever hearing, both for our loved ones and ourselves. Those three words: You have cancer.  These unwanted words invaded our home this spring when my spouse was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer.  Apparently the cancer was so aggressive that it grew…

Past President’s Column: Our Mediated World Warps a Life of Meaning

Mary Gregerson, PhD mary.gregerson@aol.com This is my last Division 46 leadership column. For decades I have led or participated in Division 46 activities. For those tossing around thoughts of becoming involved in Division 46 leadership, here are highlights, including a summary of the multitude of Convention programs I have presented on behalf of Division 46—publications…

President’s Column: Device Management and Intelligence

Joanne Broder Sumerson, PhD joannebrodersumerson@gmail.com Happy Spring and Summer!  Time flies by at record speed; I cannot believe I am already one third into my presidential term. Before we know it, we will all be together at the convention.  I am continuing some of the excellent work of our previous presidents and moving forward with…