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Congratulations to our 2021 AAPA award winners

By Announcements, Awards, Convention, News

Please view full bios and bio pics HERE

Stephen C. Rose Scholarship – Jean Abigail Saavedra

Project: “The Psychological Impacts of Ethnic Studies Courses on Asian American College Students”

Dissertation Research Grant –Xiaoli Zong

Dissertation Title: “Experiences of racial discrimination and Chinese American children’s adjustment:The roles of parenting, ethnic-racial identity and acculturation”.

Early Career Contributions to Service – Koko Nishi, Ph.D.

Early Career Contributions to Research – Priscilla Lui, Ph.D.

Distinguished Contributions to Leadership/Service – Nita Tewari, Ph.D.

Distinguished Contributions to Research – Meifen Wei, Ph.D.

Congratulations to our 2021 AAPA Convention Poster winners

By Announcements, Awards, Convention, DoS, News

Category 1: Social Justice Work:

Winner: Intergenerational Impacts of the WWII Incarceration on Fourth-Generation Japanese Americans: A Qualitative Investigation by Nidhi A. Tigadi, University of Michigan Department of Psychology, Mia Eunjin Shin,  University of Michigan Department of Psychology, Donna K. Nagata,  University of Michigan Department of Psychology
Runner Up: Frequency of Racial Microaggressions Predicts Poor Mental Health Outcomes in Filipino/a/x Americans by Janelle Salcedo, , University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Aldo Barrita, University of Nevada, Las VegasGloria Wong-Padoongpatt, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Category 2: An Emic Approach to Mental Health Assessment and Treatment

Winner: Examining BIPOC Student Responsibilities in Higher Education by Ravneet Kaur Dhaliwal, Pacific University, Jane M. Tram, , Pacific University
Runner Up: Impacts of Covid-19 on Asians and Asian Americans by Stephanie Chin,  University of Louisville; Jojo Yao, University of Louisville; Dr. Laurie McCubbin, University of Louisville

Category 3: Our Unique Intersecting Identities

Winner: We Deserve to Learn about Ourselves: The Voices among Women of Color Students in Predominantly White Institutions by Riya Nakum, B.A.,  Bates College & Yunkyoung Garrison, Ph.D.,  Bates College

Runner Up: What do therapists need to know to provide culturally-competent care for Muslim American youth? by Sherry C. Wang, Aysha Raja, Abha Sharma, & Sabreen Azhar, Santa Clara University

Registration open for 2021 AAPA Virtual Convention

By Announcements, Convention, News

Registration is now open for the 2021 AAPA Virtual Convention, *Expanding
our Banyan Tree: Unity, Inclusivity, and Intersectionality in Scholarship*!
Convention information can be found at:
https://whova.com/portal/registration/aapan_202110.
 
If you have any questions about registration, please email:
convention.registration@aapaonline.org.
 
Pre-Registration fees for this year are as follows:
 
– Professional members: $45* one day | $90* three days (i.e., full
convention)
– Professional non-members: $60* one day | $120* three days
– Postdoc members: $30* one day | $60* three days
– Postdoc non-members: $40* one day | $80* three days
– Student members: $20* one day | $40* three days
– Student non-members: $25* one day | $50* three days
– Retirees: $40* one day | $80* three days
– Family & guests: $20* one day | $40* three days
 
*There will be an additional processing fee charged by “Stripe.” The
additional fee is shown in grey right next to the ticket price on the
Registration page.
 
Online registration will close on *Friday, September 10th, 2021 at 11:59 pm
PST*. Ticket prices are subject to increase if you register late. Early and
on-time registration is greatly supportive of our convention team.
 
*To presenters of accepted poster(s) and/or session(s)*, we would like to
have your confirmation of presentation by *August 6th, 11:59 pm PST*, and
registration for the convention by September 10th, 11:59 pm PST. Failure to
do so may impact the status of your acceptance.
 
*Note: If you are a member intending to volunteer, WAIT to register.
Volunteers attend free on the days that they volunteer, and they will
receive a code for registration directly from the volunteer committee.*

AAJP June 2021 Article Spotlight: Joel Wong and Keiko McCullough wrote “The Intersectional Prototypicality Model: Understanding the Discriminatory Experiences of Asian American Women and Men”

By AAJP, Announcements

This June’s Asian American Journal of Psychology’s feature article is written by Joel Wong and Keiko McCullough, who provided information about their research and writing the article below. Check out the journal for the full article.

https://psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2Faap0000208 and here is the link for the ToC for the June issue: https://psycnet.apa.org/PsycARTICLES/journal/aap/12/2

Writing this article was profoundly meaningful for both of us because of our lived experiences as Asian Americans. Although we cited research and theories in support of the Intersectional Prototypicality Model, this model also reflects our personal experiences as well as those of many other Asian Americans. We included practical examples, such as Jeremy Lin’s experiences of being a hypo-prototypical professional basketball player, the omission of Asian American women from a 2019 Monitor on Psychology article featuring women of color researchers, the representation of Asian women in pornography, and the challenges that Asian American men face as dating partners. We hope our article will draw attention to the dual constructs of hypo-prototypicality (being perceived as less representative of a social group or role) and hyper-prototypicality (being perceived as having exaggerated attributes of a prototypical group member) as well as how they shape the types of discrimination committed against Asian Americans.

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Joel Wong is a Professor of Counseling Psychology and Chair of the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at Indiana University Bloomington. His research interests include Asian American mental health, the psychology of men and masculinities, and positive psychology (the psychology of gratitude and the psychology of encouragement). Dr. Wong is a fellow of the Asian American Psychological Association and of the American Psychological Association (Division 17, 45, and 51).

Keiko M. McCullough is a Doctoral Candidate in Counseling Psychology at Indiana University Bloomington. Her research primarily investigates the intersections of race, gender, and media using both quantitative and qualitative methods. She has served as the student representative of the American Psychological Association’s division of the Psychology of Women and the Asian American Psychological Association’s division of Asian Americans with Multiple Heritages.