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,…

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…

Past President Column: Living a Life of Meaning in a Mediated World

Mary Gregerson, PhD mary.gregerson@aol.com Clad in a golden skating skirt and glittery top, award-winning figure skater Gracie Gold flew past, shirring ice in our direction as she triple looped. An overhead jumbo-tron broadcast such skaters’ gliding images at the 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships where our family celebration spread out members in rink-side seats. Comparing…

APA Council of Representatives: A Report

Christopher J. Ferguson, PhD cjfergus@stetson.edu I attended my first Council of Representatives meeting in February 2017 with the honor of representing Division 46. What follows are some highlights from the February Council meeting.  I’ll focus on some of the “big ticket items” I suspect are of most interest to members. For those that may not…

V. Krishna Kumar

From the Editor: The Art of Protesting

V. Krishna Kumar, PhD kkumar@wcupa.edu Gandhi was clear about how to protest; unfortunately his message of non-violence is not currently heeded even in his own country. On January 21, 2017, the Women’s March on Washington mobilized people around the world to protest peacefully after Trump was inaugurated as President of the United States of America. …