Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology by a Senior Professional

Professor Peter Salovey is a particularly deserving recipient of the 2015 award for Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology by a Senior Professional from the Society for Health Psychology. In fact, the organization has been delinquent in not bestowing this award on him previously, in light of his myriad contributions to Health Psychology. Fortunately, this oversight is remedied today. It’s actually easy to see why he … Continue reading Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology by a Senior Professional

Call for Awards Nominations

The Society for Health Psychology (APA Division 38) gives four awards each year for outstanding contributions to the field. One goes to a “senior” researcher member (i.e., someone who received her or his terminal degree > 10 years ago); one goes to an “early career” researcher member (i.e., someone who earned his/her terminal degree within the past 10 years); one goes to a clinical service … Continue reading Call for Awards Nominations

Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Health Psychology

I am very pleased to present the 2015 award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Health Psychology to Dr. Mark Vogel. Dr. Vogel is Associate Professor of Family Medicine and an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine. A fellow of the Michigan Psychological Association, Dr. Vogel is widely respected for his early, sustained and effective leadership supporting clinical health … Continue reading Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Health Psychology

Apportionment: Be the Change You Want to See

Every November, APA asks you to “apportion” 10 votes to some combination of divisions and state associations.  The votes that are allocated determine the number of Council Representatives for each division and state association.  The Society for Health Psychology (Division 38) is one of the largest divisions in APA — with one of the lowest “voter turn-outs.”   The Council of Representatives is one of APA’s … Continue reading Apportionment: Be the Change You Want to See

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Career Advice from Health Psychologists

Amanda Mia MarÍn-Chollom, MA, Mphil Matthew Jasinski, MA Student Council Diversity Committee As graduate students, many of us often feel that we do not get enough exposure to the different health psychology career paths outside those of our immediate advisors, who are usually tenure-track psychology research professors. Yet, a doctorate in psychology with a health focus is a versatile degree that can lead to a … Continue reading Career Advice from Health Psychologists

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Happy Birthday to 38!

As some of you may know, 2016 will be the 38th year of Division 38. In recognition of this moment, we will be holding a range of anniversary activities over the next year, culminating in a celebration at the 2016 Convention in Denver, CO. To help organize the anniversary activities, we have formed an Anniversary Task Force (chaired by Adrienne Williams). If you have ideas … Continue reading Happy Birthday to 38!