From Division 21: Synergistic Opportunities for Collaboration between Division 21 and Division 46 Members

Kim-Phuong L. Vu, PhD California State University Long Beach Kim.Vu@csulb.edu Robert W. Proctor, PhD Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana rproctor@purdue.edu Division 21: Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology promotes research on human performance and applies psychological principles to the design of technology, consumer products, and complex systems for effective human-machine interactions. Members of Division 21 seek…

Council Corner

Christopher J. Ferguson, PhD cjfergus@stetson.edu In February, the APA Council of Representatives met to discuss some of the issues facing the APA at the moment. Here are some of the things discussed. First, the lawsuits regarding the Hoffman Report lumber on for the moment. There is not much to report that is new. A major…

President-Elect’s Column: The Informal World of Mouth Medium

V. Krishna Kumar, PhD kkumar@wcupa.edu We often think of media as newspapers, magazines, films, music, and the Internet with its many platforms that include news broadcasts, videos, podcasts, and social media. There is, however, one other powerful everyday medium, the “informal word of mouth medium,” which I define as a spontaneous information exchange that occurs…

President’s Column: Join Us

Kathryn Stamoulis, PhD kestamoulis@hotmail.com The first half of the year has flown by and Division 46’s leadership has been busy behind the scenes. We had a productive Winter Board meeting at APA headquarters that left us inspired and looking forward. As we move to the second half of the year there are many exciting opportunities…

President-Elect’s Column: Vision for 2019

Kathryn Stamoulis, PhD Kestamoulis@hotmail.com 2019 is around the corner and I’m so excited to serve as the upcoming president of the Society for Media Psychology and Technology. It’s been wonderful being part of the Presidential Trio with our President June Wilson and Past-President Joanne Broder. I’m equally excited to work closely with our amazing President-Elect…

Council Corner

Chris Ferguson, PhD cjfergus@stetson.edu It was something of a whirlwind Council this past August. As expected, the big-ticket items revolved around continuing fallout from the Hoffman report. The first item, often referred to by its number 35B would have changed some of the APA’s policy toward military psychologists working in detention sites such as Guantanamo…

From the Editor: Survey, Survey Everywhere

V. Krishna Kumar, PhD kkumar@wcupa.edu The Internet has made it all too easy for anyone to create and administer surveys. In the past several months, I have received surveys from book publishers, hospitals where I have consulted with medical doctors, heating and plumbing companies, students gathering data for their dissertations, professional agencies I belong to,…