Divisional Presidents Plans of action 2002-2006



Division 1 – Work and Org. Psychology (Pres. Virginia Schein)


Mission Statement: 2002--2006

Division of Work and Organizational Psychology

International Association of Applied Psychology.



     The Executive Committee of the Division of Work and Organizational Psychology (Division 1) of the International Association of Applied Psychology met in Singapore in July of 2002, at the XXVI International Congress of Applied Psychology.  The Executive Committee developed its mission and objectives for the 2002-2006 term of office and is pleased to present them to the members of Division 1.




    The Mission of Division 1 for 2002—2006 is to enhance communication and cooperation with, among, and for the members of the Work and Organizational Psychology Division around the world.




Communication With Members


1. Improve and expand communications to Division members about Division activities, member services, and member activities and interests.


      --  Update the current e-mail list of members


      --  Develop a Division 1 Newsletter to be circulated by e-mail, twice a year. This Newsletter will be more personal that the IAAP Newsletter, and include announcements, recent publications of members, requests for sabbatical opportunities, job and research opportunities, etc., as well as articles of interest.  The bi-annual Division 1 Newsletter will also include information placed in the IAAP Newsletter.


      --  Develop a “News Flash” E-mail system whereby urgent items are e-mailed    immediately to members. These items will include calls for papers and job and research announcements with immediate deadlines, requests from members visiting other countries to link up professionally with organizational psychologists in that region,etc.


     --  Increase frequency and form of communications to members.


2. Improve communication between the Executive Committee and the membership


     -- Design a Membership Survey to determine needs and attitudes of our members,          consider various ways to distribute and discuss survey results among the membership,  and implement outcomes


Communication Among Members


3. Expand communications among members, with a particular focus on underrepresented geographical areas, such as Latin America, Africa, and Eastern Europe


     -- Develop a Leader Links Program


         The Leader Links Program will gather the names of 5 to 10 leaders within certain geographical areas who are willing to help Division 1 link with other organizational psychologists in their region, spread the word about Division 1 and IAAP, such as forwarding on the Division 1 Newsletter by e-mail to colleagues, promote membership in Division 1, and serve as facilitators for on site Division 1 programs. The first three Leader Links will be in Latin America , Eastern Europe, and Africa.  The list of Leader Links will be placed on our the Website and additional calls for participants put out on both Newsletters


 4. Bring members together as a scientific community to discuss organizational psychological theory and research from a global perspective.


     -- Plan and organize a stimulating Division 1 Scientific Program for ICAP2006 in Athens, Greece . The Program of Division 1 will provide opportunities for leaders of regional associations, such as EAWOP, SIOP, and others to come together at ICAP2006 and develop linkages globally.


Communication For Members


5. Facilitate the communication of our members to the scientific community by enhancing our members’ ability to do research and publish in scientific journals.


     --  Develop a co-operative relationship with the Academy of Management that will allow our members access to RMNET, an internet service of the Academy research group network that provides research assistance to users.


     --  Implement an On Site Workshop Program designed to educate members regionally in publication procedures and research methodologies. Division 1 members will lead on site workshops on publishing skills and strategies.  Members of the Leaders Link Program will help in setting up arrangements and making contacts in the area for the workshop. A small cadre of Division 1 Workshop Volunteers will be formed who are able to donate their time and perhaps even the travel costs, especially in developing countries. Divisions 1 will defer some of the costs.


        The first Workshop will be held in Lisbon in 2003 as a jointly sponsored Division 1 and EAWOP Workshop. Doctoral students will be invited and Division 1 will sponsor 10 students at $50.00(US) per student.  These arrangements will also encourage student membership, one of IAAP’s objectives.


6. Increase membership by publicizing the activities of the Division and assist those from developing countries in affiliating with Division 1 and IAAP.


      -- Members of the Executive Committee will host a Roundtable Session at the 2003 Annual Meeting of SIOP to promote IAAP and Division 1 and recruit new members.


     --  The Mission and Objectives statement will be placed in the publications for SIOP and EAWOP and other associations


     -- The Division will subsidize 50% of the annual dues for 10 new members from developing countries on a yearly basis.



     The members of the Executive Commitee are: Virginia Schein, President, (USA); Jose Peiro, President-Elect, (Spain); Miriam Erez, Past President, (Israel); Rene Bouwen, Treasurer, (Belgium);  Filip Lievens, Secretary and Webmaster, (Belgium); Handan Kepir Sinangil, ICAP2006 Program Chair, (Turkey), Barbara Kozusznik, Membership Chair, (Poland); and Dick Ritchie, Newsletter Editor,  (USA).


Division 2 – Assessment and Evaluation





Rocio Fernandez Ballesteros has suggested journals (as past presidents of Division 2)




Division 3 – National Development





Division 4 – Environmental Psychology (Pres. David Canter)




Division of Environmental Psychology




Broadening Horizons for Environmental Psychology within IAAP


David Canter



IAAP is the oldest professional association for psychologists. This is a salutary reminder that it was those involved in the application and profession of psychology, not those only involved in solely academic pursuits, who early recognised the benefits of international contacts. Today such international networks are clearly of even more significance for those who are interested in the applications of their discipline. This is no more true than in relation to the physical environment. How can we possibly disentangle the significance of the environment for psychological processes without sharing with each other the many ways in which the environment is modified, utilised and assigned significance in different contexts? There is a self-reflective necessity to Environmental Psychology in that we need to understand how the environmental context does itself modify the human transactions with that environment.


Two very different examples have recently brought this home to me.  A paper recently accepted for the Journal of Environmental Psychology, written by Carol Werner in Utah, dealt with local attempts to reduce the noxious chemicals that are used daily by people to keep their gardens looking as immaculate as in the popular magazines.  When I was reviewing this paper I was struck by how much of the activity Carol described reflected a particular style of life in the suburban reaches of the central states of the USA. Where I live, in the middle of Welsh sheep farming country, the tidy grass lawn (or 'yard' as it is translated into American) is very rare and any agricultural chemicals are used directly in the service of commercial farming.


However, the sound psychological principles underlying the action research project that Carol describes, which she set in motion to change people's environmentally threatening behaviours, could well be relevant to change the behaviour of my neighbours. But the details of how the process operates would be very different. I have no local scout troop I can draw upon to help as she had, nor would neighbourhood groups be much use in an area where many neighbours live a kilometre or more from each other. I'd also have to get some command of the Welsh language and involve the National Farmers' Union.  If ever I were able to get such a study moving it would doubtless challenge many of the psychological principles that were so elegantly at the core of Carol's study. But an enormous amount would be learnt about the application of these principles in such a different context.


A second more dramatic example also comes to mind.  In the terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre about 14,000 people were able to evacuate the Twin Towers and adjacent buildings. So although the loss of life was truly horrific and the traumatic consequences of the attack for the world at large have yet to be fully appreciated, nonetheless within these terrors there is the success story of the effective use of the buildings’ escape provisions.  The evacuation of these buildings under such psychological pressure therefore provides unique information about how people cope with such a threatening environment and the mechanisms that are brought into play to deal with the circumstances. Without doubt building regulations around the world will draw upon any findings from studies of the evacuation of the World Trade Centre. Therefore the understanding of the person-environment transactions that characterise those events in New York are relevant to many applied psychologists throughout the world.


IAAP is uniquely placed to facilitate the interactions between applied psychologists that will support the developing understanding that is illustrated by my two brief examples.


My own research activity, in the area I have called Investigative Psychology, daily reminds me of the benefits and significance of international sharing of research approaches, models and results.  Crime and its investigation is a dominant aspect of the news everywhere in the world. Yet until very recently the only recognised psychological contributions were about the treatment of offenders and the value of various forms of punishment or rehabilitation. However an environmental psychology perspective quickly reveals many other forms of contribution that we can make to other considerations of crime, especially its detection and prosecution.


Crimes after all are, in the great majority of cases, location specific transactions that derive from the familiarity and environmental experiences of offenders. They also need to be investigated in real time and space. In other words, the environmental models of criminal activity that law enforcement agencies have provide the framework for their preventive and investigative actions. Criminologists have carried out a few studies looking at how criminals decide where to offend. There is also a growing utilisation of geographical information systems to guide police activities. But, as Gloria Laycock, the Director of the newly established Institute of Crime Science at University College London, has pointed out, much of current work using geographical information systems to deal with crime is merely 'blobology'; the drawing of dots on maps with little understanding of what psychological process have given rise to those 'blobs'.


It therefore seems to me that there are large areas of criminal investigation and crime prevention that are comfortably within the skills, models and methodologies of environmental psychology.  More importantly than that, the challenge of contributing to significant real world decisions, of being involved in a psychology that focuses on solving problems and not just unpacking them, an 'Investigative Environmental Psychology', is an appropriate challenge for us to face in these early years of our new millennium. It is a challenge that truly has international proportions and one that IAAP is uniquely placed to help face.


Over the next four years I will address these challenges in the role of president of the IAAP’s Environmental Psychology division.  In this, I will build on the fine precedent set by the former division president, Tommy Gärling, who has done an admirable job of leading the division over the past four years. Tommy will provide an important element of continuity for the division over the coming four years in his role as past-president. As the division’s new president-elect, Bob Gifford will also help to ensure continuity in leadership over the coming years. Providing essential support, Terry Hartig will continue serving as secretary/newsletter editor during the next four years, and Einar Strumse as treasurer. Also, to strengthen our communication and outreach capabilities, we have created a new position within the division executive, that of webmaster.  Matthias Gustafsson has agreed to take on this role. 


Acting in our respective capacities, we will work toward several new and standing objectives over the next four years, in addition to the objectives I have indicated above.  They include the following:


·        To facilitate communication among members, potential members, and the public


We will continue to develop the division homepage (www.psy.gu.se/iaap/envpsych.htm), increasing its value as a resource for environmental psychologists.  We will also encourage other organisations to include a link to our website in their homepages.


·        To increase communication with related organisations


In the coming years we will continue to communicate and cooperate with organisations whose interests and missions are related to those of the IAAP Environmental Psychology division, such as the International Association of People-Environmental Studies (IAPS) and the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA). In this, we will seek to further clarify the division’s identity, both as a home for the scientific core of environmental psychology and as a vital channel for exchange between environmental psychologists and other applied psychologists.


·        To promote contributions of an explicitly environmental psychological character to Applied Psychology: An International Review (APIR)


Although some articles with an environmental psychological character have come out in APIR during the past 4 years, our subdiscipline remains underrepresented in that journal.  We want to further improve the representation in APIR of research activity by our division’s members.


·        To build high-quality conference programs offering the latest developments in scientific environmental psychology


Tommy Gärling will serve as the division’s program chair for the next International Congress of Applied Psychology, scheduled to take place in Athens, Greece in early July, 2006  (see http://www.iaapsy.org/26icap.html).  Planning for the division’s program has already begun.


We will also seek to to co-sponsor symposia within the conferences of organisations such as IAPS, the meetings of regional environmental psychology groups, and specialty conferences on topics to which environmental psychology can contribute (e.g., environmental psychology and the arts). We welcome your suggestions in this regard.


·        To establish the division as a resource in support of the development of international research collaborations


This objective follows from those stated above, but it deserves mention in its own right.  As the example at the beginning of this editorial indicated, the development and application of theories in environmental psychology stand to gain from collaborations by people who can apply psychological principles in different contexts. The division can well serve as a gathering point for people seeking to develop such collaborations.


·        To recruit new members and retain existing members


Finally, we will continue with efforts to increase the size of the division and improve the quality of services provided. We welcome your assistance in this - please help to strengthen the division by bringing in new members. You can find membership application forms at the IAAP website, http://www.iaapsy.org/.




Division Activities During the 25th International Congress of Applied Psychology


Showcasing some of the recent theoretical, empirical and practical developments in environmental psychology, the division program at the IAAP Congress in Singapore included the following highlights: 


·        presidential address by Tommy Gärling of Göteborg University, Sweden, “Forecasting psychological consequences of car-use reduction: A challenge to an environmental psychology of transportation”;


·        invited address by Birgitta Berglund of Stockholm University, Sweden, “Towards a system for labelling soundscapes supportive for health”;


·        invited address by Robert Gifford of the University of Victoria, Canada, “Managing natural resources: A matter of life and death”;


·        invited address by Barbara Tversky of Stanford University, USA, “Multiple spaces.”


The program also included several symposia.  These dealt with a variety of topics, including the following:


·        environmental and developmental psychology (convened by Gary Evans, Cornell University);

·        people’s relations to water in the light of sustainable development (convened by Gabriel Moser, Universite Rene Descartes, France);

·        cooperation in resource dilemmas (convened by Anders Biel, Göteborg University);

·        perspectives on conservation behavior, factors that promote it, and approaches to its measurement (convened by Florian Kaiser, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands);

·        determinants and correlates of proenvironmental behavior (convened by Osamu Iwata, Osaka Shoin Women’s University, Japan)

·        facilitating pro-environmental behavior change (convened by Linda Steg, University of Groningen, The Netherlands), and;

·        restorative environments (convened by Terry Hartig, Uppsala University). 


Sessions for independently submitted papers and posters rounded out the program.  Across all types of presentations, environmental attitudes and behaviors received the most attention.  In this area of concern we clearly distinguish ourselves from other divisions in the IAAP. The division program included contributions from Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, The Netherlands, and the USA.




The ENABLE-AGE Project


The international research project "Enabling Autonomy, Participation, and Well-Being in Old Age: The Home Environment as a Determinant for Healthy Ageing" (ENABLE-AGE) was initiated in 2002. The project is funded by the European Commission and has a duration of three years. The main aim of the project is to examine the home environment (objective living arrangements, housing-related behaviour, home experience) as a determinant of autonomy, participation, and well-being in very old age in a longitudinal perspective in five European countries (Sweden, Germany, United Kingdom, Hungary, Latvia).


The project explicitly considers subjective and objective person-environment relationships as important determinants of healthy aging. A macro-level update on housing policies will support the project process, integrated with the knowledge generated by a survey (N = 2,000) and in-depth studies (N = 200). A wide range of proven measures will be administered at home-visits with very old single community-dwelling elders (80-90 years old), randomly sampled in partner countries. The design is longitudinal, comprising two measurement points with a one-year interval. To assess the immediate social and physical home environment, different medical and occupational, sociological, psychological, and eco-gerontological methods will be used. The involvement of west and east European countries makes it possible to partially compare housing in old age between different societal systems, for instance to juxtapose countries with already existing norms and regulations on accessible housing with two eastern European countries that have different levels of legislative development. For further details and contact information, see http://www.enableage.arb.lu.se/





Upcoming Conferences


·        3rd Environmental Psychology in the UK Conference, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, 23-25 June, 2003.  See http://www.envpsy.org.uk/EPUK/index.html


·        5th Biennial Meeting of the Division of Environmental Psychology within the German Psychological Association (DGPs), Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, August 31 – September 3, 2003. Further information and a Call for Papers can be found on the Internet at http://www.tm.tue.nl/jfschouten/dgp/. The Congress language will be English (German is an option for student papers).


·        18th Conference of the International Association for People-Environment Studies, 24-27 July, 2004, Vienna, Austria.  See http://www.bwk.tue.nl/iaps/.






If you have not been receiving periodic e-mail messages regarding developments within the Division, please do not delay in sending your e-mail address to Terry.Hartig@ibf.uu.se.


We welcome newsletter items and website addresses of interest to those working in environmental psychology. Send them to Terry.Hartig@ibf.uu.se.




Division Officers


David Canter, president

Centre for Investigative Psychology, Department of Psychology, Eleanor Rathbone Building, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZA,  United Kingdom

Phone: (voice) +44 151 794 3910; (fax) +44 151 794 3938

E-mail: canter@liverpool.ac.uk


Robert Gifford, president-elect

Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, P.O. Box 3050, Victoria, B.C. V8W 3P5,
Phone: (voice) +1  250 721 7532; (fax) +1 250 721-8929
E-mail: rgifford@uvic.ca

Tommy Gärling, past-president

Department of Psychology, Göteborg University, Box 500, SE-40530 Göteborg, Sweden

Phone: (voice) +46 31 773 1881; (fax) +46 31 773 4628

E-mail: Tommy.Garling@psy.gu.se


Terry Hartig, secretary/newsletter editor

Institute for Housing and Urban Research, Uppsala University, Box 785, SE-80129 Gävle, Sweden

Phone: (voice) +46 26 420 6532; (fax) +46 26 420 6501

E-mail: Terry.Hartig@ibf.uu.se


Einar Strumse, treasurer

Faculty of Health and Social Studies, Lillehammer College, N-2626 Lillehammer, Norway

Phone: (voice) +47 61 28 80 50; (fax) +47 61 28 81 90

E-mail: Einar.Strumse@hil.no


Matthias Gustafsson, webmaster

Department of Psychology, Göteborg University, Box 500, SE-40530 Göteborg, Sweden

Phone: (voice) +46 31 773 4269; (fax) +46 31 773 4628

E-mail: mathias.gustafsson@mangrove.psy.gu.se


Division 5 – Educational & School Psychology







Division 6 – Clinical & Community Psychology (Pres. Sanchez-Sosa)



Von: Juan Sanchez Sosa, President Division 6 – Report                                  2.7.2003


Dear Michael,


Sorry for taking so long to reply to you messages. As it turns out, several international travel commitments initially planned for March and April had to be postponed due to both the SARS epidemic and other travel security concerns. My office had to re-schedule several such commitments and I have been away repeatedly for weeks at a time.


Indeed, I have been active regarding our IAAP Singapore agreements as well as those which followed through e-mail. Let me briefly list some such activities as a progress report. Please feel free to edit it as you see fit and contact me should you require additional information. I indeed received the leaflets sent by your office. They are being distributed among colleagues who are most likely to help us pursue IAAP’s current plans.


In the first week of May, 2003, during a meeting held at the Federal University of Mato Grosso (Brazil) the Association of Schools and Institutes of Psychology of Latin America (AFEIPAL for its initials in Spanish) was founded. The meeting was attended by over 30 university presidents (or their representatives) and deans or departmental chairs of psychology from 18 countries. IAAP, through its division 6 was a key promoter of the initiative and the Division President was elected Secretary General of the newly founded association for a four-year term. The upcoming meeting of AFEIPAL Executive Council in Lima, Peru will be held on July 14th and 15th, 2003, on occasion of the Congress of the Inter-American Psychological Society.


Shortly after our Singapore election, the president of Division 6 completed a joint project on therapeutic adherence sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO). The project involved contributing to a chapter on the behavioral principles affecting therapeutic adherence in chronic conditions. The book containing the chapter has been recently published and is being distributed worldwide by WHO itself.


The Division had an active role during the "Competencies: Future Directions in Education and Credentialing in Professional Psychology" Conference held in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, in November, 2002. The conference gathered about one hundred experts by invitation, on such areas as professional practice and regulation, curriculum development in professional psychology, and professional training in the health area. The conference’s outcomes are very likely to contribute to future developments in the field of training professional psychologists in several countries.


During a conference on Combined and Integrated programs in Psychology, held at James Madison University (Virginia, USA) in January, 2003, we established contact with two influential members of the Clinical Psychology international community: professors Larry Beutler, Editor of the Journal of Clinical Psychology and John Norcross, President of the International Society of Clinical Psychology. The exchange led to follow up proposals regarding closer links with IAAPS’s Div. 6 and we are to meet again during the August APA and ISCP meetings in Toronto. In addition to having been scheduled as keynote speaker at the ISCP meeting, the president of Div. 6 has been invited to write an article on the combined and integrated approach to clinical training in the international scene. The article is one of a series on the topic to be published as a special issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychology. I will, of course, credit IAAP in the chapter.


The Division is currently building a directory of key clinical psychologists worldwide in addition to those provided by IAAP’s General Secretariat. The next step in this direction will involve contacting them along the lines of IAAP’s President model letter and promoting exchange and joint projects with IAAP’s Div. 6 members as a part of its membership drive.


The president of IAAP’s Division 6 was invited to collaborate with the Global Higher Education for Sustainability Partnership (GHESP) during the UNESCO WCHE+5 meeting held in Paris in late June. The principal participants from the health area of GHESP have offered to send IAAP’s Div. 6 the progress reports related to health in order to establish exchanges on research and applied work interfacing sustainable development and human behavior.


Juan Sanchez Sosa



Division 7 – Applied Gerontology (Pres. Rocio Fernandez-Ballesteros)



Report Division 7 by Divisional President Rocio Fernandez-Ballesteros

Jan 2003



Dear Michael

I apologize for not answer your letter yet. As I wrote, I was in Mexico for

two months (November and December) and when I returned to my office I have

had thousands of tasks.

Also, before answer your letter it was important to ask  for advise to

Frances Cubertson who is the past President. I also should wait until Jose

Maria send me the list of our Division member. I forwarded you the letter I

sent to all Division 7 members asking them to help me in the goal to get

more members and to try to plan our activities. I did not receive any

response yet.

All these actions means that I should wait until I receive more input from

the Division before Plannig what to do in the next two years.

Let me list my reactions to your very demanding proposal:

-Last Agust, I promote in Colombia, during the Iberoamerican Congress of

Psychology the IAAP (I remind you that this was even without support).

-I sent to you my idea for increasing the social relevant topics (bytheway,

I did not receive any reaction from you).

-I am preparing the list of thorse prominent psychologist on the field of

gerontology and I will send them a letter in the forthcoming month.

-Next February, I have been invited to the World Forum on Health: An ageing

society which take place in Dallas (USA) there are a very selected audience

from all over the world. I will promote the Division there

-Next July will take place the European Congress of Gerontology and I plan

to promote the IAAP Division 7 there.

-A group of European psycho-gerontologist are planning to start a journal

the European J. on Ageing. Since I am one of the promoter it could be

possible that I get some discount for our Division.

This is all at the moment!





Prof. Dr. Fernandez-Ballesteros

Dept. of Psychobiology and Health Psychology

Faculty of Psychology

Autonoma University of Madrid

28049-MADRID (Spain)

Phone: 34-91-3975181

Fax: 34-91-3975215

e-mail: r.fballesteros@uam.es



Division 8 – Health Psychology (Pres. Ralf Schwarzer)



Report Division 8 Health (Ralf Schwarzer)


Dear Michael,

Attached is a list of 53 persons whom I have just written a letter
to join Div 8 of IAAP.

Happy holidays.

Prof. Dr. Ralf Schwarzer, Freie Universität Berlin, Psychologie,
Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin,Germany, FAX +49(30)838-55634
Raum JK 25/115
E-mail: health@zedat.fu-berlin.de
Personal Website: http://www.RalfSchwarzer.de/




Result of Circular sent 19.12.02

1.        Abraham, Samuel Charles



2.        Appels, Ad



3.        Aro, Arja R.



4.        Basler, Heinz-Dieter



5.        Baum, Andrew



6.        Bengel, Jürgen



7.        Bishop, George D.



8.        Brähler, Elmar & Maier, Heiner



9.        Carver, Charles S.



10.     Chamberlain, Kerry


out of office till Jan. 8, 03

11.     Cohen, Sheldon



12.     Coyne, James



13.     Croyle, Robert T



14.     Eid, Michael


Trier failed/resent Landau 19.12.02

15.     Eiser, Christine



16.     Fernandez-Ballesteros, Rocio



17.     Flor, Herta



18.     Fuchs, Reinhard



19.     Hasenbring, Monika



20.     Jerusalem, Matthias



21.     Johnston, Derek W.




22.     Johnston, Marie

m.johnston@st-and.ac.uk /


failed / resent: 20.12.02

[service unavailable]

23.     Klauer, Thomas



24.     Knäuper, Bärbel



25.     Kohlmann, Carl Walter



26.     Krohne, Heinz-Walter



27.     Kulik, James A.



28.     Manne, Sharon



29.     Marteau, Theresa M.

t.marteau@umds.ac.uk /


failed /

resent 19.12.02

30.     McGee, Hannah



31.     Michie, Susan

s.michie@umds.ac.uk /


failed /

resent 19.12.02

32.     Norman, Paul



33.     Perrez, Meinrad




34.     Petermann, Franz



35.     Renner, Britta



36.     Seiffge-Krenke, Inge



37.     Sieverding, Monika



38.     Steptoe, Andrew



39.     Stroebe, Wolfgang



40.     Sutton, Stephen



41.     Taal, Erik



42.     Traue, Harald C.



43.     Vingerhoets, Ad L.



44.     Vries, Hein de



45.     Wallston, Kenneth



46.     Wardle, Jane



47.     Weber, Hannelore



48.     Weidner, Gerdi



49.     Weinman, John



50.     Weinstein, Neil D.



51.     Wills, Thomas Ashby



52.     Zank, Susanne



53.     Zeidner, Moshe





Division 9 – Economic Psychology (President Christine Roland-Levy)



Report Division 9 (Christine Roland-Levy)              27 June 2003


Dear Michael,


I am so sorry for not replying earlier, but I am not forgetting my tasks related to IAAP.


As I said in Singapore, in terms of plans for the future, the idea is to build much closer links between IAAP, Division 9, and IAREP, the International Association forResearch in Economic Psychology.


In order to do this, I wrote a message in that direction in IAAP Newsleter, and one will be published in IAREP Newsletter.

I have also contacted the President of IAREP (Pr Erich Kirchler) in order to

organise to have some kind (which still needs to be defined) of a joint conference in Athens in 06, as it was discussed in Singapore with you and the Organizing Committee of Athens. This might imply that we have a few more slots during IAAP Conference than what we are allowed to... And I am copying this message to

Now, no decision can be taken before early September, which is the time of IAREP's Annual Conference in New Zeland.

This point is on the agenda of the General Assembly which will take place during the conference.

I also intend to contact many more than 30 prominent people in the field via direct contact during that meeting.


In terms of Journal, as I mentioned in Singapore, one could try with the Journal of Economic Psychology (Elsewier)...


Yes, I have received and distributed the leaflets, but in fact it would be very convenient if I could have more to display in Christchurch, NZ. Do you think it would be possible to have some sent to my home address (13 rue Beccaria, F-75012, Paris, France) as the University will soon be closed until too late...


I met Jose Prieto recently in Paris, and I am copying this mail to him as it seems that there is a problem with my email address in his files; I still have not received the list of the members for Division 9, and I need it in order to contact the members & potential new members.

During that meeting with Jose, we discussed one of the other points you were

refering to in one of your letters to the presidents; the theme of applied

psychology which I (along with other members) could focus on during the Conference in 06. During his stay in Paris, there were quite a few (!) protest about the new policies in terms of retirement, and he suggested that this could be the theme to work on as it seems to be useful for quite a few European countries going through the same difficulties now, as well as for many other countries, including Developing coutries, but not only, who have very little (or no) protection in terms of old age pension... What do you think of this idea?


Unfortunately I will be in Vienna next week (for a special work shop organized by IAREP, & I will discuss the above mentioned points there, but no decision can be taken). I will not be able to attend the Psych. conference as I have to leave Vienna before for juries in Paris... Therefore we will not be able to meet then.


Am I forgetting anything important? I am not sure as I am overloaded with papers to

correct and so on at this time of the year...


Best regards,



Christine Roland-Lévy

President of Division 9


Christine Roland-Levy

GRASP, Institut de Psychologie

Universite Rene Descartes Paris 5

71 ave. Edouard Vaillant

92774 Boulogne cedex

+33(0)15520 5705 +33(0)142 86 3325/26





Directrice du Centre Technique de Langues, CTL

45 rue des Saints Peres, 75270 Paris cedex 06



Division 10 – Law Psychology (President Günter Koehnken)







Division 11 – Political Psychology (President Diane  Bretherton






Division 12 – Sport Psychology (President Marit Sorensen)



Report Division 12 (Sport – Sorensen)                July 2003



Dear Michael Frese


I apologize for being slow in responding to your initiatives.

It has been a hard year, but , the situation will get better from

now on and give me more time to attend to IAAP matters.


Attached are our plans for the next two years,

in them you'll find suggestions for a journal that  we think is good to

get a discount on for our members, as well as the around 30 names we are

sending special invitations to.


As mentioned there, we would like to set up a web-page for division 12 .

Could this be done through the IIAP web- site, or would we have to establish

our own?

Who should I contact with content if the IAAP option is possible?


WE would also like to suggest Glyn Roberts for an award, as it is thanks to


that the division 12 is established, but I will  contact Prof. Fleischman

about this

and find out what award would be suitable.

I will also come back with an application for some funding for an

educational workshop

for low income countries in conjunction with the next congress.


Best regards from


Marit Sørensen



Division 12 – sport psychology



Plan of action 2003 – 2005


1.                Activities.

a) It is first and foremost important to continue to upgrade number of participants and quality of the program at the next  Congress in Athens. Our division was well represented in Singapore ( 5th largest group!), and we would like to keep this trend .


b) In order to compose a good program, the scientific committee will be headed by the president, together with the president elect and the past president. We will consult with representatives from various fields and parts of the world.


c) In order to stimulate participation from other sport psychology organisations, we will invite  two other major international sport psychology organisastions, ISSP and FEPSAC to organise symposia in their own names.


d) In order to stimulate cross – divisional activity within IAAP, we will try to get keynote speakers that might interest also other divisions, e.g. health psychology and transport.


c) We would like to continue active reporting in the Newsletter. We  still have an excellent newsletter editor, Yuri Hanin, who has been very productive, so Division 12 is well presented in the Newsletter.


d) We want to set up  a web- page for division 12, linked to IAAP.


e) We also want to profile IAAP and the next congress at other sport psychology meetings e. g  have an information boot  at  the upcoming FEPSAC  congress in Copenhagen this summer ( July 22 – 27).


f) In order to stimulate sport psychology in low income areas, we are planning a satellite educational workshop in conjunction with the next congress, and apply for funding from IAAP. Keynote speakers and other members will be asked to contribute.


g) Further, we will stimulate our members to submit articles to the IAAP journal, and investigate if any special issue in sport psychology is of any interest.


h) An Encyclopedia of Applied Sport Psychology in 4 volumes is under way under the editorship of Yuri Hanin.


2.                Membership drive .


Some of the general activities will probably also stimulate membership.  However, we will also try some specific measures to increase visibility and generate more members:


a)      Make an “Division 12 – IAAP “advertising  slide” – or powerpoint presentation that people can download from our web – page or receive on request. Members of the board and regional representatives (and as many as possible more) should include  this slide in their presentations held at other meetings


b)      We will also make requests at other business meetings to have a  minute for reminder and advertising of  IAAP. This was done at the FEPSAC meeting 22-27th of July



c)      Suggest to IAAP that it may be an idea to approach Elsevier Publishing house for reduced rates for members on  The FEPSAC ( European) journal : Psychology of sport and exercise. There may be other journals of interest for other divisions there, too.


d)      If there is an agreement of reduced rates for a journal, IAAP should ask to be allowed to have a small “News-corner” in the journal.


e)      Letters are being sent to 30 prominent and active people in the field of Sport Psychology – some of them will be delivered personally  at the next  large Sport Psychology meeting in July in Copenhagen (FEPSAC).


f)        List of members to send IAAP invitation to:

The names we will send the letters to are the following in alphabetical order



Abernathy, Bruce, Australia

Biddle, Stuart, Loughborough, England

Cruz, Jaume, : Barcelona, Spain

Dishman, Rod, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Duda, Joan ; Birmingham, England

Feltz, Debbie, USA

Goudas, Marios, Greece

Gould, Dan Greensboro, USA

Hackfort, Dieter, Germany

Hardy, Lew, USA

Henschen, Keith, Utah, USA

Landers, Dan, Arizona, USA

Lidor, Ronnie, Israel

McAuley, Eddie, Illinois, USA

McCullagh, Penny, California State, USA

Neideffer, Bob. USA

Parfit, Gaynor, Bangor, UK

Orlick, Terry, Ottawa, Canada

Sarazan, Philipe

Scanlan, Tara, California, USA

Serpa, Sidonio, Portugal

Stambulova, Natalia, Sweden

Stelmach, George, Arizona, USA

Summers, Jeff, Australia

Thomas, Jerry, USA

Treasure, Darren, Arizona, USA

Vallerand, Bob, Canada

Van Raalte, Jydy, Springfield, USA

Van den Auweele, Yves

Wylleman, Paul, Netherlands

Yoo, Jin, Chung-Ang, Univ. Seoul, Korea

Zervas, Yannis, Athens,Greece




Division 13 – Traffic Psychology (President Raphael Huguenin)


Report Division 13 (by Rafael Huguenin)                    Feb 2003


Dear Colleague

Referring to your e-mail of January 16, I can inform you about the plans I have in order to increase the activity and the membership of IAAP Division 13.

Please accept my apologioes for not having answered earlier. Private and occupational reasons hindered me to work more for IAAP.

ad a): General plan of action

*     Finalization of the Proceedings of the last International Conference for Traffic and Transport Psychology, ICTTP2000. Editor:Elsevier

*     Preparation of the next International Conference for Traffic and Transport Psychology, ICTTP2004, which will take place in Nottingham, September 04.

*     A letter (see attachment, based on your proposal) will be send very soon to all those traffic psychologists who I know and who are not IAAP members yet (see ad b).

In addition I will ask the colleagues of the EC and the regional representatives of Division 13 to do the same.

*     We are cooperating with EFPA/Task Force Traffic Psychology and we will intensify the efforts for common projects in the field.

*     Revision of the web-site of Division 13

*     Activation of the e-mail-Conference of Division 13

*     I intend to establish a European Chapter of Division 13


ad b): Letter will be sent

- in order to forward it to

*     Renge/Asia

*     Sivak/USA

*     Kouabenan/Africa

*     Dias/South America

*     Glendon EC/Australia

*     Steg/EC

*     Chapman/EC

*     Groeger/EC


- to potential new members

*     see attachment


ad c): Discount for Journal: Transport Research, Part F: Traffic Psychol. & Behaviour


Yours sicerly (und mit besten Grüssen)

R.D. Huguenin




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Psychologists working in the field of Traffic Psychology who are not IAAP members


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Dr. phil. Raphael Denis HUGUENIN

Vizedirektor der

Schweizerischen Beratungsstelle für Unfallverhütung bfu


Laupenstrasse 11, CH-3001 Bern

Tel. 031/390 22 00 Fax 031/390 22 30







Division 14 – Applied Cognitive Psychology (President Alan Lesgold)





Division 15 – Student Division (President Pedro Neves)






Division 16 – Counselling Psychology (President Frederick Leong)



Plan of action Division 16 (Leong)                         Aug 2003



Dear Professor Frese:


My sincere apologies for the long delay in responding. Attached is the

Division 16 Plans and Objectives statement. This has been an usually hectic

and difficult year for me. In addition to having had surgeries on both

hands  for "trigger finger" (each surgery required 6 weeks of

rehabilitation), my department here at Ohio State University has been

systematically down sizing the counseling program. This has required me to

interview for other positions but I am happy to inform you that I will be

taking the position as the Director of the Counseling Psychology program in

the psychology department at the University of Tennessee (see my signature

card below for new contact information at U of Tenn). The last several

months has been devoted primarily to selling the Ohio house and finding a

new one in Knoxville while finishing up students' theses and dissertations!


Please contact me (email: fleong@utk.edu)  if you have any questions about

the Plans and Objectives statement. I would like to bring your attention to

item 9 in the Future Plans section and hope that you will support the idea

of including Counseling Psychology in the IAAP Handbooks that you are



I will remain extremely busy with the transition (unpacking, new job as

Director) but look forward to working with you to advance international

psychology in IAAP.



Fred Leong



International Association of Applied Psychology


Division of Counseling Psychology (Division 16)


Plans and Objectives for 2003-2005


Primary Objectives


1.         To establish a stable executive committee for the new division


2.         To present a successful program at the 2006 ICAP in Athens


3.         To increase the division membership to 100 by the time of the 2006 ICAP


4.         To increase the visibility and presence of Counseling Psychology in international




Tasks Accomplished


1.                  Selected the President Elect (Mark Savickas) and members of the Executive Committee


2.                  Submitted a letter to the APA Division 17 (Louise Douce) president to invite collaboration and suggest nominations for presenters at the next Congress. President Frese was sent a copy of that letter. She never responded. I will resubmit to the new Division 17 President (Derald Sue) after the APA convention when he starts his term of office.


3.                  Attended the globalization meeting that was organized by Division 17 President (Louise Douce) as part of her presidential project.  At that meeting recruited members for Division 16 and also encourage others to attend the 2006 Congress in Athens.


4.                  Organized a symposium at the International Congress of Psychology in Beijing as an organizational meeting for counseling psychologists for the Athens Conference.


5.                  Wrote an article for the International Forum of The Counseling Psychologist about the internationalizing of counseling psychology and mentioned the formation of Division 16 in IAAP.



Future Plans



1.                  Will present an invited lecture on Internationalizing Counseling Psychology in the United States at the 2003 APA convention in Toronto (invited by the APA Committee on International Relations in Psychology). Will announce the formation of the new IAAP Division 16 at the presentation.


2.                  Will E-mail various counseling list serves about the formation of Division 16 and encourage them to join IAAP and the Division.


3.                  Will be e-mailing to the Division 17 Executive Committee recruiting members and also future officers of the IAAP Division 16.


4.                  Will write an article for the upcoming Division 17 newsletter about the new division.


5.                  Will continue to recruit members especially from the Fellows of APA, Canadian Psychological Association and the various counseling organizations in different countries.  The membership of Division 17 is already up to 48 and the plan is to have doubled that number by the time of the 2006 Congress in Athens.


6.                  Will establish a email listserv for the Division 16 executive committee and 2006 program committee for communication and planning.


7.                  Will be organizing the program (keynote speakers, invited symposium, etc) for the 2006 International Congress of Applied Psychology with my executive committee.


8.                  Will serve as the Section Editor for Counseling Psychology for the Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology with Charles Spielberger as Editor-in-Chief (Past President of IAAP)


9.                  Will encourage President Frese to include Counseling Psychology as a component of the Handbooks being planned by IAAP.



Submitted by:


Frederick T. L. Leong, Ph.D.

President of the Division of Counseling Psychology (16)

International Association of Applied Psychology

Department of Psychology

307 Austin Peay Building

University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-0900


Office Tel:  865-974-8796
Office Fax:  865-974-3330
Email: fleong@utk.edu
Webpage: http://psychology.utk.edu/people/leong.html

August 4, 2003.