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American Psychological Association
To: Division Presidents and Presidents-elect
From: Sarah Jordan
Date: May 8, 1995
Subject: Division Information on APA's World Wide Web and Gopher Servers
The American Psychological Association is developing information that will be available through PsychNET (TM), APA's Internet service.Currently, the material on APA's World Wide Web and gopher servers is mainly related to psychological science, but in the near future APA will be adding much more information on the rest of the field of psychology as well as the APA. Part of that information will be a presentation of each of APA's forty-nine divisions, their officers, publications, and activities that will hopefully encourage psychologists and psychology students to become active in divisions.
In order to provide the correct and up-to-date information for your division, I ask that you review the attached page of information, which was compiled using the APA Member's Guide to Divisions, division executive committee rosters and division annual reports. The categories included are meant to provide for consistency across divisions in the information presented.But I would also like to provide as much information as necessary for the viewer to get a good sense of the areas of interest addressed by the division. So, please feel free to include other information that you feel is appropriate for your division's listing.
In addition, if your division already has a World Wide Web page or gopher site on the Internet, please indicate its location so we can provide a link to that site.
Here are a few things to look at as you review and revise your listing:
1) The frrst paragraph, which explains the division's mission, was derived from the APA Member's Guide to Divisions. This blurb” was necessarily limited in length so as to fit the format and space allowed in the APA dues packet.Your Web page does not have the same limitations, therefore, you may wish to add information in this section regarding the division's mission, special projects and activities that may not be covered under another
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category in the listing. For example, you may wish to explain in more detail the areas of psychology or interest covered by your division or inform the reader of work being done by a division task force or committee.
2) Please check to see that the officer's names, division journal and newsletter names, and editors' names are all correct.Also check to see if the number of issues per year for each of these publications is indicated correctly.
3) "Division-Sponsored Publications” If your division has materials in print that are the result of a special division project, please list the name of the volume along with the authors' or editors' names. Also listed in this section would be audio or videotapes that the division has created. If your division co-sponsors a journal with another group, and offers it at a discount to your division members, please list that here as well.
4) "Division Sections and Chapters” This should be a full listing of all sections and chapters of the division.
5) "Division Meetings” If your division offers programming at meetings other than the APA annual convention or has plans to sponsor or co-sponsor a conference, please add that information under this category.
6) "For Additional Information Contact”Each division should have a contact who will respond to or field questions received through the Internet.This person should preferably have an email address so that the person viewing the information can use email to seek further information or request an application for membership.
7) "See Also” This category will provide information to the view on other Internet sites from which they can obtain additional information about the division.
I appreciate your help in getting this new project off to a good start. Please send your revised material to Sarah Jordan in the Division Services Office at the APA address, by fax to (202) 336- 6091, or by email to SJJ.APA@EMAIL.APA.ORG. Our target date to get the information added to PsychNET is June 5, 1995. Please send us your revisions by May 26,1995 to allow us time to format the information received.
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Division Administrative Offices
Division 40 - Clinical Neuropsychology provides a scientific and professional forum for individuals interested in the study of the relationships between the brain and human behavior.As such, Division 40 promotes interdisciplinary interaction among various interest areas including physiological cognitive, developmental, clinical rehabilitation, school, forensic and health psychology. The exchange of ideas in facilitated by the Division's encouragement of scientific research, education and practice. Members receive (twice a year) the Division of Clinical Neuropsychology Newsletter 40 in which pertinent divisional issues and information are published.In addition, the Division present student awards for distinguished scientific research at the APA annual convention.
President Carl Dodrill, PhD University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
secretary: Ann Marcotte, PhD Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket, RI
Newsletter: Division of Clinical Neuropsychology Newsletter 40 (two issues per year)
Editor: Roberta F. White, PhD VA Medical Center, Boston, MA
Division-Sponsored Publications:The Clinical Neuropsychologist (# per year)
Division Meetings: APA Annual Convention, New York City, August 11-15, 1995
For Additional Information Contact:
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