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,…

Council Corner: Council Representative Report

Chris Ferguson cjfergus@stetson.edu On March 9 & 10, the APA Council of Representatives met to consider APA policy issues. I discuss some of the highlights from the meeting that stood out for me, but it’s possible I may have missed items of interest to Division 46 members.  Members can contact me individually for an update…

Past President’s Column: Device Management and Intelligence (DMI)

Joanne Broder Sumerson, PhD joannebrodersumerson@gmail.com No words can express my gratitude for the amazing presidential year. I am proud of what was accomplished which would have been impossible without the talented Executive Board, special interest committees, and fantastic membership. We are off to a great start this year thanks to the leadership of the current…

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,…