The Psychologists for Peace Interest Group invites submissions for the Psychologists for Peace Project Award.
The Psychologists for Peace Interest Group (PFP) Peace Project Award encourages a wider interest in research and practice related to peaceful means of resolving conflict, understanding and preventing aggressive behaviour and the fostering of harmonious relationships at global, inter-group and interpersonal levels.
The award is made annually to assist a student enrolled in an accredited fourth year psychology program or Masters by coursework psychology program in carrying out an empirical project on a peace related topic or disseminating its findings.
- The Psychologists for Peace Interest Group is responsible for the Award and for funding the Award.
- The Psychologists for Peace Interest Group will appoint a selection committee of at least three members from different states who have demonstrated interest and research expertise, to be responsible for recommending an appropriate Award recipient to the Board. One member of that committee will be the Award coordinator.
- Supervisors of projects entered for the Award will not be eligible to serve as members of the selection committee.
- The selection committee may recommend that more than one Award be granted if there are projects of sufficient merit and sufficient funds to support more than one Award.
- Candidates will be notified of the outcome of their nominations by early July.
- The names of successful candidates will be announced in InPsych along with the university and the name of the principal research supervisor and the title of the research project.
- Nominees need not be members of the Society.
- Students enrolled in an accredited fourth year psychology program or a Masters by coursework program, conducting or proposing to conduct an empirical project related to the purpose of the Award, are eligible to nominate.
- The supervisor/s of the project must agree to its nomination for the Award.
- Nominations will be called for annually by a notice in the February InPsych and by letters to Heads of Departments with accredited fourth year programs.
- Nominations must be received by the Award coordinator by the date set in InPsych and an acknowledgment will be sent on receipt of each entry.
- One (1) copy of the nomination should be submitted.
- The nomination should begin with a cover page showing the project title, the name and email address of the candidate and the name/s, and email address/s of the supervisor/s.
- The contents of the nomination should include the project title, a statement of its aim, a brief review of the most relevant literature, the research question to be investigated, a description of all relevant aspects of the methodology including the participant procedure and planned analysis, a budget and timetable, and a list of the most relevant references.
- The nomination should indicate how the project may contribute to the aim of the Award and the anticipated method of disseminating the findings.
- Each nomination should include a statement confirming the nominee’s willingness to provide one copy of the thesis reporting the award-winning project to the Psychologists for Peace Interest Group and the Board.
- The total length of the nomination should not exceed 1500 words.
- A copy of the curriculum vitae of the candidate including a statement from the supervisor supporting the viability of the project should be attached to the nomination.
In judging the nominations for the PFP Peace Project Award, the selection committee will have regard to:
- the scientific merit of the nominated project;
- the basis of the project’s potential contribution to theory or practice in the peaceful resolution of conflict, understanding and preventing aggressive behaviour or fostering harmonious relationships, whether at global, inter-group or interpersonal levels; and
- the academic record, experience and other qualifications of the nominee which may be relevant to the successful completion of the proposed project.
Value of the award
The successful candidate for the PFP Peace Project Award will receive an award of $500.
Closing date: 3 December 2012
Entries must be lodged with the coordinator of the project:
Dr Susie Burke
Australian Psychological Society
PO Box 38, Flinders Lane
Electronic or hard copies are acceptable. An acknowledgment will be sent on receipt of each entry.
"Visual Markers and Social perceptions of religious groups"
||Ms Lisa Yu
“The Dark Side of Self-control: Can Self-control Training Decrease and Increase Aggressive Behaviour?”
Miriam Capper, University of New South Wales
“Practicing Self-Control Decreases Reactive Aggression in Aggressive Individuals”
Thesis supervisor: Dr Tom Denson
Rishani Panawennage, La Trobe University
“Intergroup Forgiveness after the Prolonged Conflict in a Sri Lankan Sample”
Thesis supervisor: Dr Eleanor Wertheim
Joanne Frare, Southern Cross University for Honors thesis entitled "Patriotism or Nationalism: Investigating Australian National Identity and Flag Display Behaviour" (supervised by Dr Gail Moloney)
Tim Howle, Australian National University for Honors thesis entitled "The Differential Impact of Ethnic Threat and Ecological Threat on Ethnocentrism and Prejudice" (supervised by Dr Boris Bizumic)
||Irene Giaprakis, School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University for Honours research entitled "The contribution of emotional intelligence and its components in the prediction of forgiveness" (supervised by Professor Eleanor Wertheim)
||Peggy Koutsos, School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University for postgraduate diploma research entitled “Paths to interpersonal forgiveness: The role of personality, dispositional forgiveness and situational forgiveness”
||Luisa Rossi for 'The Relationship between Language Skills and Outcomes of the PATHS Curriculum'
||Andreia Azevedo, School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, for a project entitled "Adolescents’ value orientations and preferred strategies for resolving disagreements involving different student groups"
||Helena Culbertson and Ashley Carl
||Jackie Bornstein and Anne Matuszek
||Elizabeth Le Clercq
||Andrew Hamilton and Albert Dinelli
||Michelle Fleming and Michael Virgen
||Adina Kotler, Tamara Noy, Heather Siddons, Brianna Harrison and Janet Ruffles
||Therese Meallin and Michelle Versluys
||Tony Pastore and Lana Strogonow