By John Berry, and Michael Frese, Co-Chairs
At the Board of Directors Meeting in
The co-chairs developed a set of topics that concern a wide range of issues that we believe are not now being addressed by applied psychology. These topics are listed below, where we indicate the current set of working groups and their coordinators.
These working groups have been asked to identify the psychological aspects of the topic, review what is known about the topic in the existing literature, and if possible, propose best policies and practice. They should also attempt to outline routes for advocacy and practice, where the knowledge base is deemed to be adequate. If not adequate, the working groups were asked to identify areas of enquiry and research that are needed in order to provide a better foundation for advocacy and action.
Following are the working groups that have been established , and are active:
1. Active Ageing, Rocio Fernandez-Ballesteros
2. AIDS/HIV Prevention,
Susan Pick (
David Canter (
Violence, Clark McCauley (
5. Health, Stevan Hobfoll (
6. Human Capital,
Milton Hakel (
David Sam (
8. Indigenous Peoples,
Linda Waimare Nikora
9. Status of Women,
10. Unemployment, Thomas
11. Quality of Life, Juan Jose Sanchez
We look forward to receiving suggestions for other areas of applied psychology that may have policy relevance.