Ursula Gielen Book Award

APA Division 52 Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award (2016)

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The mission of Division 52 is to advance psychology internationally as a science and profession, and through education and advocacy. In support of this mission, the Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award is presented to the author(s) or editor(s) of a recent book that makes the greatest contribution to psychology as an international discipline and profession, or more specifically, the degree to which the book adds to our understanding of global phenomena and problems from a psychological point of view. Examples include psychological interventions at the micro- and macro- levels, multinational organizations, questions of mental health, pedagogy, peace and war, gender roles, contributions of indigenous psychologies to global psychology, textbooks that integrate theory, research and practice from around the globe, edited volumes integrating contributions from scholars around the world, and overviews of international and global psychology.

Inclusions and Exclusions
Nominations may include authored or edited volumes in any language. All submissions must be accompanied by a 2-page letter in English making a case for the book’s potential contribution to global psychology. Copyright must be 2015. Nominations may not include fiction and biographies.

Specifics of the Award
Winners will be announced in Spring 2016, presented with a certificate, and invited to give an address at the August 4-7, 2016 APA Convention in Denver. They will receive one full payment of the convention fee and a stipend of $500 to help fund their attendance at the convention.

In judging the contribution of each book, the following set of guidelines will be used:

  1. How creative and novel are the ideas expressed in the book?
  2. How large and significant a contribution does the book make to psychology as a global discipline and profession?
  3. Are the book’s contents international or global in nature?
  4. Is the book scientifically rigorous and logically sound? Are its theoretical bases well supported and translatable into sound and ethical practice?
  5. What is the literary quality of the work? Is it interestingly and well written? Is the audience for whom it is written explicitly stated and does it reach that audience?
  6. Does the book maintain a clear focus on psychology as a science and practice?

All nominations, accompanied by the 2-page letter, and three copies of the book, must be made by October 1, 2015, and sent to:
Renée Goodstein, Ph.D.
Chair, Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award
Psychology Department
St. Francis College
180 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA
(718) 489-5437
e-mail: rgoodstein@stfranciscollege.edu

About Ursula Gielen

Ursula Gielen (1916-1997, Germany) was vitally interested in the well-being of indigenous, persecuted, and poor people around the world, with a special emphasis on women and children. Her legacy and commitment to international concerns and human welfare continues through her children: Ute Seibold, a former foreign language secretary in Switzerland; Uwe Gielen, an international psychologist in the United States; Odina Diephaus, a former interpreter with the European Parliament in Belgium and France; and Anka Gielen, a counseling psychologist in Germany.

Committee Members:
Renée Goodstein, Ph.D., Chair
Florence L. Denmark, Ph.D.
Juris G. Draguns, Ph.D.
Michael J. Stevens, Ph.D.
Harold Takooshian, Ph.D.
Uwe P. Gielen, Ph.D. (ex officio)

Ursula Gielen Book Award Winners

2008 Award: Families Across Cultures: A 30-Nation Psychological Study. Editors: James Georgas (University of Athens, Greece), John W. Berry (Queen’s University, Canada), Fons J. R. van de Vijver (Katholieke Universiteit Brabant, The Netherlands), Cigdem Kagitcibasi (Koc University, Turkey), and Ype H. Poortinga (Katholieke Universiteit Brabant, The Netherlands).

2009 Award: Culture and Leadership Across the World: The GLOBE Book of In-Depth Studies of 25 Societies. Editors: Jagdeep S. Chhokar (Indian Institute of Management, India), Felix C. Brodbeck (Aston University, UK) and Robert J. House (University of Pennsylvania, USA).

2011 Award: International Handbook of Cross-Cultural Counseling: Cultural Assumptions and Practices Worldwide.  Editors: Lawrence H. Gerstein (Ball State University, USA), P. Paul Heppner (University of Missouri, USA), Stefanía Ægisdóttir (Ball State University, USA), Seung-Ming Alvin Leung (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), and Kathryn L. Norsworthy (Rollins College, USA).

2012 Award: Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World.  Editors: Dana C. Jack (Western Washington University, USA), and Alisha Ali (New York University, USA).

2014 Award: Schwalb, D. W., Schwalb, B.W. et Lamb, M.E. (2014). Fathers in Cultural Context . Routledge, NY and London.

2015 Award: The Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity: Editors: Verónica Benet-Martínez (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain) and Ying-Yi Hong (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore).

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