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Tatyana El-Kour has worn many hats in her career as international and media psychologist, nutrition and dietetics professional, clinician, public health officer, scientist, marketer, researcher, speaker, trainer, writer, manager, consultant, analyst, policy strategist and change agent. She is currently completing her doctoral studies at Fielding Graduate University while based in Jordan. Her active areas of research combine nutrition and media psychology-centered approaches to explore how our interaction with emergent technologies relayed in diverse media influence our health and nutrition behaviors. She is an experienced global health and nutrition strategist with over 18 years of experience in the United Nations, global healthcare and humanitarian organizations, medical and academic environments. She works as an independent expert consultant focusing on global health, media and international psychology, and health systems in emergency, early recovery, and development settings. Most recently, Ms. El-Kour’s work has been focused on the Syrian crisis while also strategically supporting the regional refugee integrated nutrition and psychosocial response in the Middle East. Ms. El-Kour holds a master’s degree in media psychology from Fielding Graduate University, a master’s degree in medical nutrition therapy and policy from Tufts University, a bachelor’s degree in general dietetics from Kansas State University, and a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and food technology from University of Jordan. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the prestigious 2018 Michael R Neal Legacy Award from Fielding Graduate University and the 2015 Leah Horowitz Humanitarian Award from Tufts University. For more information, visit www.tatyanaelkour.com


Judith Gibbons, Professor Emerita of Psychology at Saint Louis University, received her doctorate in physiological psychology from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1976. She was a post-doctoral fellow at both Einstein College of Medicine and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. In 1979 she started a faculty position at Saint Louis University where she served for 35 years, gradually shifting her teaching and research to developmental psychology, especially international studies of adolescents. She is the founding editor of the American Psychological Association Division 52 journal International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation, an associate editor of the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, a former president of the Interamerican Society of Psychology (SIP) and the Society for Cross-Cultural Research, and a former Fulbright scholar at the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. Her research interests include adolescent development in the majority world, especially in Guatemala, intercountry adoption, and gender roles. She has published journal articles and chapters on those topics, and three books, The Thoughts of Youth, Intercountry Adoption: Policies, Practices, and Outcomes and Women’s evolving lives: Global and psychosocial perspectives. Since 2000 she has lived half-time and since 2014 full time in Antigua, Guatemala with her husband, Raymond Senuk, three canine and two equine friends.


Joanna Maung is a doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of California-San Diego with a double major in psychology and sociology. Following the completion of her undergraduate program, Ms. Maung studied abroad at Beijing Language and Culture University. Ms. Maung’s interest in international issues and populations stems from her experiences learning and traveling overseas, as well as her upbringing as a second-generation Chinese/Burmese-American. Over the years, Ms. Maung’s career has been characterized by a deep desire to serve the needs of marginalized communities, particularly immigrants and refugees, through advocacy, practice, and research. Ms. Maung’s family history and volunteer experiences provided the inspiration for her dissertation project, a qualitative study that examined the strengths and adaptive capacity of Burmese refugee women resettled in the U.S. Midwest. Ms. Maung would like to express her thanks to her dissertation chair, Dr. Johanna Nilsson for her mentorship and unwavering support. She is also grateful to the Empowerment Program and Jewish Vocational Services, who helped build the meaningful relationships needed to sustain this research. This award is dedicated to the Burmese refugee community of Kansas City, who opened their homes and hearts to share their personal narratives of suffering, hope, and posttraumatic growth. Ms. Maung will be pursing her pre-doctoral internship at San Jose State University Counseling and Psychological Services in the fall of 2018. Her clinical and research interests include international issues and populations, resilience, identity development, strengths-based interventions, and trauma. More information about Ms. Maung’s work can be found at http://www.linkedin.com/in/joannamaung.


Amanda Tarullo is an Assistant Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University. Her research focuses on how early life adversity shapes children’s biological stress systems and brain development. Currently, she participates in interdisciplinary collaborations in Pakistan and South Africa to use neurocognitive assessments, including electroencephalogram (EEG), to determine the efficacy of early childhood interventions in low- and middle-income countries to protect children’s developing brains and cognitive abilities. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychopathology and Clinical Science from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, where she studied the neural and behavioral development of children internationally adopted from orphanages. She then completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Developmental Neuroscience and Behavior at Columbia University. She is an Associate Editor of Infant and Child Development and an Executive Board Member of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology.
For more information about Dr. Tarullo’s work: http://www.bu.edu/cdl/bee/

Anastasi Graduate Student Research Award

This award, named for Anne Anastasi, is for outstanding graduate student research, with priority given to research that focuses on psychometrics and differential psychology. The award is funded by a donation to Division 52 from the Anne Anastasi Foundation. Deadline April 15. 

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Frank C. Worrell is a Professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley (https://gse.berkeley.edu/people/frank-c-worrell), where he serves as Director of the School Psychology Program, Faculty Director of the Academic Talent Development Program, and Faculty Director of the California College Preparatory Academy. He also holds an affiliate appointment in the Social and Personality Area in the Psychology Department, and was a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland (2014–2017). His areas of expertise include academic talent development/gifted education, at-risk youth, cultural identities, scale development and validation, teacher effectiveness, and the translation of psychological research findings into school-based practice. Dr. Worrell served as Editor of Review of Educational Research from 2012 to 2016 and as a Member at Large (2016 – 2018) on the Board of Directors of the American Psychological Association (APA). He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the American Educational Research Association, and five divisions of APA, and an elected member of the Society for the Study of School Psychology and the National Academy of Education. Dr. Worrell is a recipient of UC Berkeley’s Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence, the Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Association for Gifted Children, and the Distinguished Contributions to Research Award from Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race) of APA. Dr. Worrell has ongoing international collaborations in Germany, Iran, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Slovenia, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

Denmark/Reuder Award for Outstanding International Contributions to the Psychology of Women and Gender

The Florence L. Denmark and Mary E. Reuder Award for Outstanding International Contributions to the Psychology of Women and Gender award recognizes outstanding psychologists who have made international contributions to further the understanding of women and/or gender. Deadline April 15.

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Division 52 / Psi Chi International Conference Travel Grant

APA Division 52 and Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, jointly offer an APA Convention Travel Grant to Psi Chi students who live outside the US and attend and present research at the APA annual convention. Deadline April 15.

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Henry David International Mentoring Award

The Henry David International Mentoring Award is presented annually to a member or affiliate of Division 52 who plays an exceptional mentoring role in an international context. Deadline April 15

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Outstanding Early Career Psychologist Award

The ECP Awards are granted to early career psychologists of Division 52 who have made significant contributions to the field of International Psychology. One award is given to a psychologist from the United States, and one is given to a psyhologist from outside of the United States. Deadline April 15.

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Outstanding International Psychologist

The Outstanding International Psychologist Awards recognize outstanding contributions to international psychology through significant research, teaching, advocacy, and/or contributions to international organizations. An award is given to a psychologist from the United States and to a psychologist from outside the United States. Deadline April 15.

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Student International Research Award

Division 52, International Psychology, offers the International Research Award to encourage and recognize promising undergraduate and gaduate student research in international psychology. Deadline April 15. 

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Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award

The Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award is presented to the author(s)/editor(s) of a recent book that contributes to psychology as an international discipline and profession and that adds to our understanding of global phenomena and problems from a psychological point of view.
Deadline October 15.

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Silvia Sara Canetto (Ph.D., Clinical Psychology and Gerontology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, USA; M.A., General Psychology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; Doctor of Physiological Psychology, University of Padova, Italy) is Professor of Psychology in Colorado State University’s (CSU) Department of Psychology, where she is core faculty in the counseling and in the applied-social- and health-psychology programs. At CSU she also has Affiliate Status in the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research, the International Development Studies, Program, and the Human-Development-and-Family-Studies Department.

Silvia was born, raised and educated in Italy. She came to the United States for a third graduate degree. She was a legal alien in this country for many years before becoming a U.S. citizen. Therefore, the United States are the exotic site of her international cultural studies (of Americana culture); and home.

Her research focuses on cultural scripts of gender and suicidal behavior; and on cultural scripts of gender, science and engineering. She also studies culture and women’s human rights. She teaches, with an accent, courses on women, men and gender; and on lifespan developmental psychology, all from a transnational/intersectional perspective.

She is author of over 200 publications. One of her articles, entitled “The gender paradox in suicide” is the third top cited article in Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. She received the American Association of Suicidology’s Shneidman Research Award for outstanding early contributions to suicidology. She has also been elected "Fellow" of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Gerontological Society of America.


Emily Duggan is a clinical psychology and neuropsychology doctoral candidate at the University of Victoria, completing her internship this year at the Charleston Consortium Internship Program. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Boston University and a Master’s Degree in clinical psychology from the University of Victoria. She is also a former recipient of the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (the Canadian equivalent of the Rhodes Scholarship) granted through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. Ms. Duggan’s primary research program is aimed at developing valid and reliable psychometric neuropsychological tools and frameworks, particularly in the areas of intelligence, executive functioning, creativity and cross-cultural assessment in neuromedical and normative populations. With international psychology integral to the work she does, Ms. Duggan is a team-leader of a multinational project examining epidemiologic associations between cognition and physical function in aging. Last year, she completed a research consulting internship in the field of industrial-organizational neuropsychology in Cali, Colombia and her doctoral research comprises series of projects contributing to intelligence assessment and screening in Latin America. Outside of her research and clinical work, Ms. Duggan devotes herself to the mentorship of women in science and is an accomplished musician. After completing a post-doctoral neuropsychology fellowship, Ms. Duggan plans to work as a clinical and research neuropsychologist in an academic medical center continuing her cross-disciplinary work in differential neuropsychology and higher-order cognitive abilities.