The Darkest Hour, The Finest Moment

Frank Farley, PhD frank.farley@Temple.edu Review of Darkest Hour Director: Joe Wright Darkest Hour is essentially a docudrama with Hollywood cachet. Its an actors’ movie, focusing heavily on speeches and interactions among forceful political and military figures in close quarters. It documents the drama preceding the Battle of Britain, and the incredible power of Prime Minister…

The Media Moment

Anita Foeman, PhD (with Bessie Lawton, PhD) West Chester University of Pennsylvania AFoeman@wcupa.edu A little more than a year ago, our Public Relations Director pitched a story to the Washington Post about a project that had been underway for more than a decade at West Chester University. In a time of toxic race relations, my…

Mutual Radicalization: A Danger We Can Overcome

Fathali M. Moghaddam, PhD* Georgetown University moghaddf@georgetown.edu I was in Tehran, Iran, in 1979 when Khomeini’s fanatical followers invaded the American Embassy and took 52 American diplomats as hostages. This illegal invasion was part of a long series of extremist events, which many Americans and Iranians saw as actually starting with the CIA orchestrated coup…

Working With Mainstream Media

Kim I. Mills Senior Communications Advisor, American Psychological Association kmills@apa.org On a trip to Costa Rica a few years ago, Ramani Durvasula, a psychology professor at Cal State, Los Angeles, took her daughters ziplining. While the group was getting set up, Durvasula noticed some people staring at her and then shyly asking if they could…

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…