Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award


Announcement and Criteria
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.  

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‚Äôs potential contribution to global psychology.  Copyright must be 2008.  Nominations may not include fiction and biographies.
Specifics of the Award
Winners will be announced by early 2010, presented with a certificate, and invited to give an address at the August APA 2010 Convention in San Diego, CA.  They will receive full payment of the convention fee and a stipend of $500 to help fund their attendance at the convention.
All nominations, accompanied by the 2-page letter, and three copies of the book, must be made by September 1, 2009, 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
(718) 489-5437
e-mail: rgoodstein@stfranciscollege.edu
In judging the contribution of each book, the following set of guidelines may be considered:
    • How creative and novel are the ideas expressed in the book?
    • How large and significant a contribution does the book make to psychology as a global discipline and profession? 
    • Are the book‚Äôs contents international or global in nature? 
    • Is the book scientifically rigorous and logically sound?  Are its theoretical bases well supported and translatable into sound and ethical practice?
    • 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?
    • Does the book maintain a clear focus on psychology as a science and practice?

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.
Richard S. Velayo, Ph.D.
Uwe P. Gielen, Ph.D. (ex officio)

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

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



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