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AAJP June 2015 Table of Contents

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The Asian American Journal of Psychology (AAJP) Editorial Board is pleased to share the Table of Contents for AAJP’s June 2015 issue.

ASIAN AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY
Table of Contents – June 2015

Perceived Discrimination, Intergenerational Family Conflicts, and Depressive Symptoms in Foreign-Born and U.S.-Born Asian American Emerging Adults                                
Hsiu-Lan Cheng, New Mexico State University; Shu-Ping Lin, Tamkang University, New Taipei City, Taiwan; Chu Hui Cha, New Mexico State University

Predicting Performance Outcomes From the Manner of Stereotype Activation and Stereotype Content
Margaret Shih, University of California-Los Angeles; Daryl A. Wout, John Jay College, City University of New York; Mariam Hambarchyan, Stanford University, Graduate School of Business

Exploring Effects of Social Justice Youth Programming on Racial and Ethnic Identities and Activism for Asian American Youth
Karen L. Suyemoto, University of Massachusetts Boston; Stephanie C. Day , University of Houston, Clear Lake; Sarah Schwartz, University of Massachusetts Boston

Racial Microaggressions and Asian Americans: An Exploratory Study on Within-Group Differences and Mental Health    
Kevin L. Nadal, Yinglee Wong, Julie Sriken, Katie Griffin, & Whitney Fujii-Doe, John Jay College of Criminal Justice – City University of New York

Fostering Social Support, Leadership Competence, Community Engagement, and Resilience Among Samoan American Youth   
Christine J. Yeh, University of San Francisco; Noah E. Borrero; University of San Francisco; Catherine Lusheck, University of San Francisco; Luis Placencia, University of San Francisco; Saline Kilano, Samoan Community Development Center; Maryangel Mase, Samoan Community Development Center; Tautalatasi Suesue Jr., Samoan Community Development Center; Patsy Tito, Samoan Community Development Center

Ethnic Identity as a Moderator Against Discrimination for Transracially and Transnationally Adopted Korean American Adolescents
Joyce P. Lee, Richard M. Lee, Alison W. Hu, & Oh Myo Kim, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Normative Changes in Meaning in Life and Links to Adjustment in Adolescents From Asian American Backgrounds
Lisa Kiang, Wake Forest University; Melissa R. Witkow, Willamette University

Relationship Between Perceived Neighborhood Environment and Depressive Symptoms in Older Korean Americans: Do Chronic Disease and Functional Disability Modify It?
Nan Sook Park, University of South Florida; Yuri Jang, The University of Texas at Austin; Beom S. Lee, University of South Florida; David A. Chiriboga, University of South Florida

Feasibility of Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Incarcerated Mixed-Ethnic Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Youth
Thao N. Le, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Jeff Proulx, Oregon State University

Korean American Adolescent Ethnic-Identity Pride and Psychological Adjustment: Moderating Effects of Parental Support and School Environment
Tzu-Fen Chang, Michigan State University; Eun-Jin Han, Michigan State University; Jin-Suk Lee, Chonbuk National University; Desiree B. Qin, Michigan State University 

Internalized Oppression: The Psychology of Marginalized Groups Edited by E.J.R. David – Book review
Jennifer Abe, Loyola Marymount University

2015 AAPA Convention registration now open!

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Hello, All,

We are excited to announce that registration for this year’s Asian American Psychological Association Convention in Toronto, ON is now open! The AAPA Convention will take place on August 5, 2015 (the day before APA) on the Victoria University (in the University of Toronto) campus. There are two registration portals, one for members and one for non-members. The registration portals include important information about this year’s convention, banquet, travel awards, etc. Register now to take advantage of the early bird rates: http://aapaonline.org/convention/registration/

Early Bird Registration (ends June 30th, 2014):
Professional member/non-member: $115/140
Student member/non-member: $50/60

Regular Online Registration (ends July 21st, 2014):
Professional member/non-member: $140/165
Student member/non-member: $60/$75

Onsite Registration:
Professional member/non-member: $150/175
Student member/non-member: $70/85

For questions and concerns about the Convention, please contact the Convention co-chairs:
Monique Shah Kulkarni – moniqueshah@utexas.edu
Nori Lim – noriel.lim@emory.edu

For questions and concerns about registration, please contact the registration co-chairs:
Joe Nee and Ankita Krishnan – aapaconventionreg@gmail.com

We hope to see you there!

Best,
AAPA Convention Team

Call for Nominations: due April 15th

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Please submit your nominations for the following awards and recognition of AAPA member contributions:
1) Early Career Award for Distinguished Contribution to Research,
2) Early Career Award for Distinguished Contribution to Service,
3) Distinguished Contributions Award,
4) Lifetime Achievement Award, and
5) AAPA Fellows
All applications are due by April 15, 2015, by 5pm EST.
Please see below for descriptions of each award. You can contact Kevin Nadal with any questions and submissions <kevin.nadal@aapaonline.org>.

AAPA Early Career Award for Distinguished Contribution to ServiceThe AAPA Early Career Award recognizes distinguished contributions to
the field of Asian American Psychology from a psychologist early in
his or her career. The candidate may not be more than 8 years
post-Ph.D. at the time of nomination. The awardees are honored during
the Awards Banquet at the annual AAPA Convention.

This award will be given to an early career psychologist who has
demonstrated outstanding achievement in the areas of practice,
advocacy, or leadership in applied (non-academic) settings.

A qualified candidate must demonstrate achievement in one or more of
the following areas: (a) innovative and outstanding delivery of
psychological services to Asian Americans ; (b) development of
programs, procedures, or technical skills in mental health, intergroup
relations, and Asian American welfare; (c) activities related to
furthering Asian American interests through legislative, legal,
political, or organizational involvement (including student and
community organizations); (d) leadership in local, state, or federal
organizations that serve the public interest of Asian Americans; (e)
other advocacy work on behalf of Asian Americans (e.g., providing
pro-bono work to Asian Americans whose access to services may be
limited).

Required materials:

1.       A formal letter of nomination must describe: (a) the
qualification of the for the award and (b) details of the specific
contributions to practice, advocacy, or leadership that merit the
award. Self nominations are welcome.

2.      At least one letter of recommendation (in addition to the
nomination letter). The committee will accept up to 2 letters of
recommendation.

3.      Nominee’s CV

All materials must be received by the Awards Committee Chair: Kevin
Nadal, Ph.D. <kevin.nadal@aapaonline.org> by April 15, 2015, by 5pm.

AAPA Early Career Award for Distinguished Contribution to Research

The AAPA Early Career Award recognizes distinguished contributions to
the field of Asian American Psychology from a psychologist early in
his or her career. The candidate may not be more than 8 years
post-Ph.D. at the time of nomination. The awardees are honored during
the Awards Banquet at the annual AAPA Convention.

This award will be given to an early career psychologist who has
demonstrated outstanding achievement in research and scholarship.

A qualified candidate must demonstrate outstanding contribution in one
or more of the following areas: (a) development or advancement of
psychological theories in Asian American psychology; (b) noteworthy
research contributions that further the knowledge base of Asian
American psychology.

Required materials:

1.       A formal letter of nomination must describe: (a) the
qualification of the for the award and (b) details of the specific
contributions to research and scholarship that merit the award. Self
nominations are welcome.

2.      At least one letter of recommendation (in addition to the
nomination letter). The committee will accept up to 2 letters of
recommendation.

3.      Nominee’s CV

All materials must be received by the Awards Committee Chair: Kevin
Nadal, Ph.D. <kevin.nadal@aapaonline.org> by April 15, 2015, by 5pm.

AAPA Distinguished Contributions Award

AAPA formally recognizes members who have made Distinguished
Contributions to psychological issues relevant to Asian American and
Pacific Islander Americans. The awardees are honored during the Awards
Banquet at the annualAAPA Convention.  A qualified candidate must have
demonstrated distinguished contribution in one or more of the
following areas:

1.  Scholarship: contributions to the development of conceptual
psychological schemes or theories; applications of research and
theories; the integration of knowledge to provide greater
understanding of Asian Americans.
  2.  Practice: innovations and outstanding applications of the
knowledge base in Asian American psychology; the development of
programs, procedures, or technical skills in mental health, intergroup
relations, and Asian American welfare.
  3.  Leadership: activities related to furthering Asian American
interests through legislative, legal, political, or organizational
involvement; leadership in local, state, or federal organizations.

Required materials:

1.      A formal letter of nomination must describe: (a) the
qualification of the for the award and (b) details of the specific
contributions to research and scholarship that merit the award. Self
nominations are welcome.

2.      At least one letter of recommendation (in addition to the
nomination letter). The committee will accept up to 2 letters of
recommendation.

3.      Nominee’s CV

All materials must be received by the Awards Committee Chair: Kevin
Nadal, Ph.D. <kevin.nadal@aapaonline.org> by April 15, 2015, by 5pm.

AAPA Lifetime Achievement

The AAPA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes distinguished and
exemplary long-term contributions to the field of Asian American
Psychology from a senior level psychologist.   Long-term is defined as
a career spanning no less than 25 years.  The areas of contributions
for this award are similar to those for the Distinguished
Contributions Award, namely Scholarship, Practice, and Leadership.
The awardees are honored during the Awards Banquet at the annual AAPA
Convention.

The award is given only occasionally, and to-date there has been only
8 recipients of this prestigious award from the Association. The past
recipients (and year of award) are: Derald Wing Sue & Stanley Sue
(1993), Richard Suinn (1999), Patrick Okura (2000), Reiko Homma-True
(2003), Alice F. Chang (2004), Frederick T. L. Leong (2013), Gordon
Nagayama Hall (2013), and Larke Huang (2014).

Required materials:

1.      A formal letter of nomination must describe: (a) the
qualification of the for the award and (b) details of the specific
contributions to practice, advocacy, or leadership that merit the
award.

2.      At least one letter of recommendation (in addition to the
nomination letter). The committee will accept up to 2 letters of
recommendation.

3.      Nominee’s CV

All materials must be received by the Awards Committee Chair: Kevin
Nadal, Ph.D. <kevin.nadal@aapaonline.org> by April 15, 2015, by 5pm.

AAPA Fellows

Fellows shall be Members (Professional, Lifetime, or Honorary
Lifetime) of the Asian American Psychological Association who have
made unusual and outstanding contributions to the Association. The
minimum requirements for Fellow status shall be (a) a doctoral degree,
(b) prior status as a Member for at least one year, (c) five years of
acceptable professional experience subsequent to the granting of the
doctoral degree, and (e) evidence of unusual and outstanding
contribution or performance in the field of Asian American psychology.

Candidate contributions are examined in terms of scholarship and
impact on the field of psychology and its advancement. Impact is
evaluated in terms of: (1) Unusual, positive, long-term effects; and
(2) Significant impact in a single area OR broad impact over a number
of areas. AAPA Fellow candidates are usually members of AAPA for at
least two years and preferably have completed their doctoral degree
more than 10 years prior to nomination.

All materials must be received by the Awards Committee Chair: Kevin
Nadal, Ph.D. <kevin.nadal@aapaonline.org> by April 15, 2015, by 5pm.

Call for Papers on Asian Americans & Positive Psychology

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CALL FOR PAPERS:

Dear Colleagues,

We are soliciting manuscripts to be featured in a special issue of the Asian American Journal of Psychology with the theme being “Asian Americans and Positive Psychology.”

The general focus will be on how positive psychology has impacted the study of Asian Americans, and how the study of Asian Americans has impacted positive psychology. We are particularly interested in works that offer new or innovative perspectives on a number of important topics,

  • including the importance of Asian Americans to positive psychology,
  • the usefulness of measuring unique Asian American strengths,
  • examining models of positive psychology for Asian Americans, and
  • the application of positive psychology practice/interventions in working with Asian Americans.

Although we are open to considering all types of scientific submissions, we are particularly interested in those that have a strong empirical basis.

Deadline for submissions is July 31, 2015.

All submissions for the special issue will undergo the same review process as any other manuscript submitted to Asian American Journal of Psychology. Submit manuscripts though the Manuscript Submission Portal.

Drs. Edward Chang and Paul Kwon will serve as Co-Editors for this special issue.

Because there may be other special issues in progress, it is important to appreciate that it may take a year or more before this special issue is published. Please feel free to contact any one of us (emails listed below) if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Edward C. Chang, Ph.D.,
Professor of Psychology
University of Michigan
changec@umich.edu

Paul Kwon, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Psychology
Washington State University
kwonp@wsu.edu

Bryan S. K. Kim, Ph.D.
Editor, Asian American Journal of Psychology
bryankim@hawaii.edu

The link for the Call for Papers and submission portal can be found at: http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/aap/call-for-papers-asian-americans-positive-psychology.aspx 

AAJP’s March Feature Article: “An Exploration of How Asian Americans Respond on the Personality Assessment Inventory”

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Asian American Journal of Psychology, Vol 6 No 1 , (March 2015) Feature Article: “An Exploration of How Asian Americans Respond on the Personality Assessment Inventory” by Jenss Chang (Azusa Pacific University) & Steve R. Smith (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Chang

Dr. Jenss Chang has had a long time interest in psychological testing and increasing awareness around cultural issues for not only Asian immigrants, but also Asian Americans born in the U.S. Her initial interests on the impact of culture on psychological testing were sparked by her curiosity about how her Asian immigrant parents might respond on assessments normed and standardized with primarily White samples. How might cultural beliefs influence how Asian immigrants, like her parents, respond on personality inventories like the PAI? What are the implications that clinicians should be aware of in interpreting test scores for diverse AsianAmericans?

Drs. Chang and Smith’s original article is available for free download for a limited time at http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/aap/sample.aspx  courtesy of the American Psychological Association Publications.

(Feature written by Fanny Ng for Asian American Psychological Association)

 

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