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Institute for International & Cross-Cultural Psychology | St. Francis College

Institute for International & Cross-Cultural Psychology

Building Global Bridges Through Psychology

The Institute for International and Cross-Cultural Psychology (IICCP) sponsors research and publications in international and cross-cultural psychology; promotes, develops and implements workshops, symposiums, lectures and conferences at St. Francis College; involves students in cross-cultural research and the institute’s programs; fosters a sense of involvement in the cultural richness of the St. Francis College community; and creates network ties with other interested psychological institutions in the USA and abroad.

Between 1998 and 2021 the Institute supported the writing and editing of numerous publications in international psychology including 24 books that have appeared in 5 countries.

Uwe P. Gielen, Ph.D. (Executive Director)
Sunghun Kim, Ph.D. (Director of Research Projects)

Who we are

ABOUT IICCP

Founded on March 6, 1998, IICCP’s mission is to foster the internationalization of the science of psychology. This translates into the following objectives at the international and local levels: (1) to promote cross-cultural awareness at St. Francis College by developing classes, workshops, symposia, and conferences; (2) to foster a sense of appreciation of the cultural richness in the St. Francis College community; (3) to involve students in cross-cultural research; (4) to sponsor research and publications in international and cross-cultural psychology; and (5) to create a network of ties with other interested psychological institutions in the U.S. and abroad. Members of the institute are active locally, nationally, and internationally.

The Director of the Institute, Uwe P. Gielen, received his Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University. His work has centered on international psychology and moral development. He is a former president of the International Council of Psychologists (ICP), the Society for Cross-Cultural Research (SCCR), and APA’s International Psychology Division. The Director for Research Projects, Sunghun Kim, received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas - Austin and specializes in cross-cultural psychology, the comparative study of moral values, and methodology.

The Institute for International and Cross-Cultural Psychology (IICCP) sponsors research and publications in international and cross-cultural psychology; promotes, develops, and implements workshops, symposiums, lectures, and conferences at St. Francis College; involve students in cross-cultural research and the institute’s programs; foster a sense of involvement in the cultural richness of the St. Francis College community; creates network ties with other interested psychological institutions in the USA and abroad. Between 1998 and 2021 the Institute supported the writing and editing of numerous publications in international psychology including 24 books that have appeared in 5 countries.

Students play an important role in the activities of the institute. Each semester, student assistants help to keep the institute going by editing papers, proofreading chapters and articles for professional journals, involvement in research activities, marketing events, helping to set up guest lectures and conferences, and advising students about psychology. Members of the Psi Chi Chapter and the Psychology Club also lend their support to the institute.

Every year, APA Division 52 (International Psychology) selects one book for the Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award. The award is presented to the author(s) or editor(s) of a book that adds greatly to our understanding of global phenomena and problems from a psychological point of view. Dr. Jamie Macdonald is the chair of the award committee.

Contact Info:
Uwe Gielen
[email protected]

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DID YOU KNOW THAT...?

  • The SFC Institute for International and Cross-Cultural Psychology (IICCP) is internationally known for its leadership in sponsoring international psychology literature, innovative curriculum development, and cross-culturally oriented events at SFC.
  • Dr. Uwe P. Gielen serves as the Executive Director and Dr. Sunghun Kim as the Director of Research Projects of the Institute.
  • IICCP has an international advisory board with prominent psychologists.
  • Members of IICCP teach in Psychology, Honors, International Cultural Studies, and Women’s Studies Minor programs at St. Francis College.
  • IICCP founded the St. Francis College annual Community Day in 1998 to celebrate diversity in our community
  • IICCP has sponsored some 100 events at St. Francis College since its inauguration on March 6, 1998, such as conferences, exhibits, symposiums, lectures, and movies.
  • IICCP has sponsored the preparation of the following edited volumes: The Family and Family Therapy in International Perspective (1998), Psychology in the Arab Countries (1998; an Arabic translation appeared in 2006), International Approaches to the Family and Family Therapy (1999), International Perspectives on Human Development (2000), It’s All About Relationships (2002), Migration: Immigration and Emigration in International Perspective(2003), Handbook of Culture, Therapy, and Healing (2004), Childhood and Adolescence: Cross-Cultural Applications and Perspective (2004), Families in Global Perspective (2005), Toward a Global Psychology: Theory, Research, Intervention, and Pedagogy (2007), Principles of Multicultural Counseling and Therapy (2008), Barack Obama in Hawai’i and Indonesia: The Making of a Global President (2011), Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy in an International Context (2013), The Global Obama: Crossroads of Leadership in the 21st Century. (2014), International Counseling Case Studies Handbook (2015), Pathfinders in International Psychology (2015), Childhood and Adolescence: Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Applications (2016), Internationalizing the Teaching of Psychology (2017), Women's Evolving Lives: Global and Psychosocial Perspectives (2017), Visions and Resources for International Psychology: 75 years of the International Council of Psychologists (2018), Global Changes in Children's Lives (2019), and Asian Families in Canada and the United States: Implications for Mental Health and Well-being (2021).
  • IICCP is sponsoring an extensive research project entitled: From Adversity to Achievement: Chinese American Immigrant Youths in New York City.
  • Members of IICCP have received numerous local, national, and international awards, publication grants, research grants, and other honors.
  • IICCP supports the Dr. Uwe P. Gielen Scholarship at St. Francis College.
  • IICCP has served as host for the Armenian Fulbright scholar Dr. Samvel Jeshmaridian, the Japanese scholar Dr. Naoko Tomiyama, the Kuwaiti scholar Dr. Jasem M.A. Al-Khawajah, and the Australian scholar Dr. Tahereh Ziaian.
  • IICCP coordinates with the SFC Psi Chi International Honor Society chapter and the Psychology Club in the development and implementation of many events in the Department and throughout the College.

ADVISORY BOARD

Ramadan A. Ahmed, Ph.D.
Egypt

Elaine Congress, Ph.D.
Fordham University, U.S.A.

Anna Laura Comunian, Ph.D.
Padua University, Italy

Florence L. Denmark, Ph.D.
Pace University, U.S.A.

Juris G. Draguns, Ph.D., D.h.c.
Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.

Judy B. Kuriansky, Ph.D.
Columbia University, U.S.A.

Jennifer M. Lancaster, Ph.D.
St. Francis College, U.S.A.

Roy Moodley, Ph.D.
University of Toronto, Canada

Harold Takooshian, Ph.D.
Fordham University, U.S.A.

AN INTERVIEW WITH UWE GIELEN

ADVISORY BOARD

Ramadan A. Ahmed, Ph.D.
Menoufia University, Egypt

Elaine Congress, Ph.D.
Fordham University, U.S.A.

Anna Laura Comunian, Ph.D.
Padua University, Italy

Florence L. Denmark, Ph.D.
Pace University, U.S.A.

Juris G. Draguns, Ph.D., D.h.c.
Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.

Rashmi Jaipal, Ph.D.
Bloomfield College, U.S.A.

Judy B. Kuriansky, Ph.D.
Columbia University, U.S.A.

Jennifer M. Lancaster, Ph.D.
St. Francis College, U.S.A.

Roy Moodley, Ph.D.
University of Toronto, Canada

Harold Takooshian, Ph.D.
Fordham University, U.S.A.

What we do

What We Do

St. Francis College hosts three cutting edge centers devoted to fields of Psychology:

All students are encouraged to get involved with the centers, helping to research and present at conferences.

Program and Majors

  • Psychology B.A.
  • Psychology B.A./M.A.

Media

Publications

The Institute has sponsored the editing and writing of 27 volumes and more than 75 articles on cross-cultural and international topics during the last 23 years. Additional volumes and articles are in preparation. Sponsored volumes include the following:

  • The Family and Family Therapy in International Perspective (1998)
  • Psychology in the Arab Countries (1998)
  • International Approaches to the Family and Family Therapy (1999)
  • International Perspectives on Human Development (2000)
  • Cross-Cultural Topics in Psychology (2nd ed., 2001)
  • It’s All About Relationships (2002)
  • Migration: Immigration and Emigration in International Perspective (2003)
  • Handbook of Culture, Therapy, and Healing (2004)
  • Childhood and Adolescence: Cross-Cultural Applications and Perspectives (2004)
  • Families in Global Perspective (2005)
  • Toward a Global Psychology: Theory, Research, Intervention, and Pedagogy (2007)
  • St. Francis College Psychology Student Handbook (2nd ed., 2007)
  • Principles of Multicultural Counseling and Therapy (2008)
  • Psychology in the Arab Countries (rev. ed., 2008, in Arabic)
  • Barack Obama in Hawai’i and Indonesia: The Making of a Global President (D. Sharma, 2011)
  • St. Francis College Graduate School and Career Handbook (4th ed., 2012)
  • St. Francis College Psychology Student Handbook (4th ed., 2012)
  • Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy in an International Context (Moodley, Gielen, & Wu, 2013)
  • The Global Obama: Crossroads of Leadership in the 21st Century (Sharma & Gielen, 2014)
  • International Counseling Case Studies Handbook (Moodley, Lengyell, Wu, & Gielen, 2015)
  • Pathfinders in International Psychology (Rich & Gielen, 2015)
  • Childhood and Adolescence: Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Applications (2nd ed.). (Gielen & Roopnarine, 2016).
  • Women’s Evolving Lives: Global and Psychosocial Perspectives. (Brown, Gielen, Gibbons, & Kuriansky, 2017).
  • Internationalizing the Teaching of Psychology. (Rich, Gielen, & Takooshian, 2017).
  • Visions and Resources for International Psychology: 75 years of the International Council of Psychologists. (Takooshian, Gielen, Denmark, & O’Roark, 2018).
  • Global Changes in Children's Lives. (Gielen & Kim, 2019).
  • Asian Families in Canada and the United States: Implications for Mental Health and Well-Being (Chuang, Moodley, Gielen, & Akram-Pall, 2021)

Projects

Growing Up Chinese in New York City
In this broadly conceived project, a research team headed by Uwe P. Gielen, Ting Lei (CUNY), and Jonathan Palumbo is exploring the acculturation of 14-33-year-old male and female Chinese Americans residing in New York City. The project includes autobiographical essays by Chinese American students as well as interviews with them that are designed to elucidate their cultural belief systems, socialization experiences, and attitudes toward their families, peers, schools, and Chinese as well as American culture.

DVD: International Psychology: Perspectives and Profiles (with Judy Kuriansky, Teachers College Columbia University)
This DVD contains three parts: Part 1 (35 minutes): International Psychology: What Students Need to Know, Part2 (20 minutes): Pathfinders in International Psychology, Part 3 (5 minutes): Profile of Dr. Saths Cooper. The DVD introduces students and others to the field of international psychology. It includes interviews with prominent international psychologists and interested students.

The Global Obama: Crossroads of Leadership in the 21st Century (2014). Routledge.
Dinesh Sharma and Uwe P. Gielen have published this edited book, in which a group of prominent social scientists from countries located around the world analyzes global perceptions of Obama’s leadership style and his international policies.

International Counseling Case Studies Handbook (2015)
Designed as a companion volume to the Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy in an International Context (2013), this book contains clinical and counseling case studies originating in 33 countries.

Pathfinders in International Psychology (2015). Information Age Publishing. Grant Rich (Alaska) and Uwe P. Gielen have published an edited volume that discusses 17 significant figures in international psychology ranging from Mesmer in the late 18th century to several pioneers who are still active.

Women around the World: Psychosocial Perspectives (2017)
Carrie M. Brown (Agnes Scott College), Uwe P. Gielen, Judith L. Gibbons (St. Louis University), and Judy Kuriansky (Columbia University) have published an edited book designed to provide a global overview of women’s status, roles, experiences and attitudes in selected countries located around the world.

Asian Families in North America: Implications for Mental Health and Well-Being (2021)
This edited volume by Susan S. Chuang (University of Guelph), Roy Moodley (University of Toronto), Uwe P. Gielen (St. Francis College), and Saadia Akram-Pall (Toronto, Canada) discuss the status of immigrant families from different parts of Asia and reviews efforts to provide counseling and therapy for their mental health and well-being.

Past Events

Selected Local Events

March 30-April 27, 2012 - Photo Exhibition: Dragon Seed: The Chinese in New York

April 12-14, 2012 – Conference: Toward a Global Psychology

November 9, 2012 – Impressions of South Africa: Buffaloes, Zulus, Townships, and Psychologists

November 30, 2012 – Kristy Biolsi: Marine Mammal Cognition: What Does a Sea Lion Know?

March 8, 2013 – Celebration of IICCP’s 15th Anniversary

March 1-26, 2013 – International Psychology: A Gala Reception at Fordham University (Co-sponsored by IICCP)

March 1-26, 2013 – Exhibition: All of Us Are Related, All of Us Are Unique

October 27, 2013 – 25th Greater New York Behavioral Research Conference

February 4-27, 2014 – Photography Exhibition: Ladakh: Land of High Passes: Uwe P. Gielen

March 28, 2014 – A Global Trip across Time and Space: Four Honors Students Presentations

April 4, 2014 – The Global Obama: Leadership in the 21st Century

November 10, 2014 – Tahereh Ziaian (Australia): Mental Health and Well-Being of Refugee Children and Adolescents

March 22, 2015 – Culturally Competent Assessment Workshops (NYSPA’s Division of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity)

March 27, 2015 – Symposium: Internationalizing the Curriculum

November 6, 2015 – The 27th Annual Greater New York Behavioral Research Conference

April 22, 2016 – Uwe P. Gielen. The Changing Lives of More than 2.2. Billion Children: A Global View, St. Francis College

December 2-30, 2016 - Exhibition: Celebrating Chinese Art and Photography: Linda Moses and Uwe P. Gielen

March 27, 2017 - Film Screening and Discussion with Author and Activist: The Daniela Gioseffi Story

March 9-10, 2018 - 20th Anniversary Celebration of IICCP/30th Anniversary of Meaningful World, Association for Trauma Outreach and Prevention

March 29, 2019 - Conference on Immigration: Coming to America in the 21st Century

Ladakh: Land of High Rise
The Global Obama - Leadership in the 21st Century
On Moral Competence Research and Global Democracy
Cross-Cultural Views of Gender in a Changing World

IICCP Books

Asian Families in Canada and the United States

This book presents a comprehensive overview of Asian families residing in Canada and the United States by portraying and analyzing Asian Canadian and Asian American immigrant families in an integrated yet nuanced way. Chapters use an interdisciplinary approach to provide more comprehensive coverage of the vast diversity as well as common trends and shared characteristics of Asian families. Specifically, the volume examines the experiences of families whose ancestry can be traced to East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia.

Asian Families in Canada and the United States is a must-have resource for researchers, professors, graduate students as well as clinicians, professionals, and policymakers in the fields of developmental, social, and cross-cultural psychology, parenting and family studies, social work, and all interrelated disciplines.

This 92-page publication is a part of the Cambridge Elements Series ‘Psychology and Culture’ (Editor: Kenneth D. Keith). It compares the nature of childhood in four representative societies differing in their subsistence activities: bands of Australian hunter-gatherers, Tibetan nomadic pastoralists, peasants residing in Maya villages, and South Korean students growing up in a digital information society. In addition, it traces a variety of intertwined global changes that have led to sharply reduced child mortality rates, shrinking family sizes, contested gender roles, increased marriage ages, long-term enrollment of children and especially girls in educational institutions, and the formation of ‘glocal’ identities.

"Visions and Resources will be relevant for anyone teaching a course in international psychology, anyone planning on becoming more involved in international teaching, service or research, and for all members of the APA International Psychology Division." Danny Wedding, Ph.D., Past Editor, PsycCRITIQUES

"[The book] provides extensive information and resources to psychologists, students, and those from other fields who are interested in learning more about this important area of behavioral science. To begin with the book is authored by four giants in the field of psychology, Drs. Harold Takooshian, Uwe Gielen, Florence Denmark, and Ann O’Roark. Between them they have several hundred publications and held leadership positions in many major psychological organizations."Elaine Congress, Ph.D., Associate Dean and Professor, Fordham University

"I am enthusiastic about this new addition to the handful of books addressing international psychology. It belongs on the bookshelf of everyone genuinely interested in international psychology ."Danny Wedding, Ph.D.

“As a long-time international psychologist myself, I see this bold new volume as a great leap forward for international psychology. The 73 distinguished contributors and editors from 21 countries have carefully crafted a handbook that will be the go-to resource on the topic for years to come. For psychology to continue to be relevant in the 21st century it must become more international; I am grateful this book will help us accomplish this challenging but rewarding goal.”—Philip G. Zimbardo, Ph.D., Past-President American Psychological Association

How can psychology professors in the USA and other nations make their courses more international? This question is addressed in this indispensable new sourcebook, co-authored by 73 prominent contributors and covering 21 main areas of psychology.

Three-quarters of the world’s more than one million psychologists are now residing outside the U.S. Indeed, psychology is rapidly turning into a much more global discipline. This volume is intended to introduce psychology instructors to a variety of broad perspectives as well as numerous specific suggestions that can support their efforts to internationalize their course offerings at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In this way, they can prepare their students to become more culturally sensitive and function more effectively as citizens and psychologists in the evolving globalized world.

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Women’s Evolving Lives: Global and Psychosocial Perspectives provides an international overview of women’s status, roles, experiences, and attitudes. The countries studied include Brazil, Belize, Cameroon, China, Egypt, France, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Mexico, South Africa, and the United States. This wide-ranging collection analyzes the lives of women both in a national context and collectively on a global scale, as a powerful social force in a rapidly evolving world. It is a forward-looking reference for psychology professionals of varied disciplines, as well as for colleagues in other fields, including women’s and gender studies, sociology, anthropology, international studies, and education.

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Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy

Many factors in the world today, such as globalization and a rise in immigration, are increasing the need for mental health practitioners to acquire the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures. This text is the most comprehensive volume to address this need to date, exploring the history, philosophy, processes, and trends in counseling and psychotherapy in 35 countries from all regions of the globe. Organized by continent and country, each chapter is written by esteemed scholars drawing on intimate knowledge of their homelands. They explore such topics as their countries’ demographics, counselor education programs, current counseling theories and trends, and significant traditional and indigenous treatment and healing methods. This consistent structure facilitates quick and easy comparisons and contrasts across cultures, offering an enhanced understanding of diversity and multicultural competencies. Overall, this text is an invaluable resource for practitioners, researchers, students, and faculty, showing them how to look beyond their own borders and cultures to enhance their counseling practices.

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"Routledge’s Leadership: Theory and Practice series is a significant addition to the current scholarship on leadership, and The Global Obama: Crossroads of Leadership in the 21stCentury, edited by Obama biographer Dinesh Sharma and psychologist Uwe Glelen, offers penetrating observations about President Obama’s leadership style as it relates to foreign policy. With contributions from scholars from all five continents, this book is a trove of information and insight."
-- James MacGregor Burns, author of Leadership

The Global Obama examines the president’s image in five continents and more than twenty countries. It is the first book to look at Barack Obama’s presidency and analyze how Obama and America are viewed by publics, governments, and political commentators around world. The author of Barack Obama in Hawaii and Indonesia: The Making of a Global President (Top 10 Black History Book) scaled the globe to gather opinions – cultural, historical, and political analyses – about Obama’s leadership style. Writers, journalists, psychologists, consultants, and social scientists present their views on Obama’s leadership, popularity, and many of the global challenges that still remain unresolved. As a progress report, this is the first book that tries to grasp ‘the Obama phenomenon’ in totality, as perceived by populations around the world with special focus on America’s leadership in the 21st Century.

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This edited reader, with contributions from experts on families in various countries, documents and explains family life and practices throughout the world, including preindustrial, developing, fully industrialized, and postmodern information societies. Each chapter is organized around a set of similar themes and concerns: socio-historical and demographic information about the families being studied, religious and cultural beliefs tied to family practices, husband-wife/parent roles and responsibilities, parent-child socialization, and policy initiatives within that society. The opening chapters provide a theoretical overview and a basis for examining family changes and organization patterns from evolutionary and postmodern perspectives.

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Toward Global Psychology

Toward a Global Psychology defines the emerging field of international psychology. It provides an overview of the conceptual models, research methodologies, interventions, and pedagogical approaches that are most appropriate to transnational settings. In so doing, the book provides readers with a rich appreciation of how to approach a global psychology as researchers, practitioners, and students. The book’s thorough review of the existing literature on international psychology from around the world provides the knowledge needed to successfully engage in the science and practice of psychology in an increasingly globalized society.

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The vast majority—96 percent—of the world's children live outside the U.S. However, research on child and adolescence development has mostly focused on American and European youth, while neglecting most of the world's children. This all-encompassing volume introduces global perspectives on young people across the globe, focusing on such topics as parenting and childcare, international literacy campaigns, gender roles, violence against girls, adolescence in poor and rich countries, street children, child soldiers, global nomads, immigrant children, and developmental psychopathology across cultures. Recently updated, the second edition includes the latest findings in the field as well as many new chapters.

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International Counseling Case Studies Handbook

In this book, authors from 33 countries demonstrate multicultural skills and competencies through case studies that illustrate approaches to counseling and psychotherapy in their countries. Following an introductory section on the use of case studies, chapters focus on a cross-section of countries in Africa; Australia and Asia; Central, North, and South America; Europe; and the Middle East. Each case includes the client’s presenting concerns, a culture-sensitive assessment and treatment plan, an analysis and critical reflection of the case, and questions for discussion. The final chapter presents a comparative analysis of the cases.

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This book presents a new approach to the history of psychology by presenting the biographies of 17 psychologists and psychiatrists that have been active in 14 countries located around the world. The book’s biographical section begins with the colorful figure of Franz Anton Mesmer (1734-1815) who was born in Germany, created and practiced Mesmerism in Austria and France, retired to Switzerland, and died in Germany; it ends with the biography of the South African anti-apartheid activist and clinical psychologist Saths Cooper (*1950), the current president of the International Union of Psychological Science. Altogether, it covers a time span of more than 250 years and depicts psychology as an international discipline that has been shaped by a plethora of historical, cultural, political, and intellectual forces.

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This volume focuses on the general nature of cultural influences in counseling rather than on counseling specific ethnic groups. Counseling practices from all over the world, not just those of Western society, are explored. Bringing together the work of a diverse group of international experts, the editors have compiled a volume that is not only concise and teachable but also an essential guidebook for all mental health professionals.

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The Handbook of Culture, Therapy, and Healing

The editors have brought together leading psychologists, psychiatrists, anthropologists, and others to consider the interaction of psychosocial, biological, and cultural variables as they influence the assessment of health and illness and the course of therapy. The volume includes broadly conceived theoretical and survey chapters; detailed descriptions of specific healing traditions in Asia, the Americas, Africa, and the Arab world; and chapters focusing on such current issues as multicultural concerns within societies, specific populations, such as refugees, and the integration of traditional and modern forms of counseling and healing. Taken together, the chapters offer a broad overview of Western and non-Western traditions as these span the divides among psychosocial, medical, and religious approaches.

The Handbook of Culture, Therapy, and Healing is a unique resource, containing information about Western therapies practiced in non-Western cultures, non-Western therapies practiced both in their own context and in the West, shamanism, and religious healing, and their interrelationships; as well as contemporary (Western) scientific perspectives on the wide range of therapy and healing practices. It will expand the horizons of all those who work with or study human beings in distress.

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Ursula Gielen Book Award

Ursula Gielen Book Award

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’s potential contribution to global psychology. Copyright must be 2021. Nominations may not include fiction and biographies.

Specifics of the Award

Winners will be announced in Spring 2022, presented with a certificate, and invited to give an address at the 2022 APA Convention. They will receive one full payment of the convention fee and a stipend of $500 to help fund their attendance at the convention.

Criteria

In judging the contribution of each book, the following set of guidelines will be used: 1. How creative and novel are the ideas expressed in the book? 2. How large and significant a contribution does the book make to psychology as a global discipline and profession? 3. Are the book’s contents international or global in nature? 4. Is the book scientifically rigorous and logically sound? Are its theoretical bases well supported and translatable into sound and ethical practice? 5. 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? 6. Does the book maintain a clear focus on psychology as a science and practice?

Procedures

All nominations, accompanied by the 2-page letter, and three copies of the book, must be made by November 1, 2022, and sent to:

Jamie Macdonald, Ph.D. Chair, Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award
Psychology Department St. Francis College
180 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
Tel. (718) 489-5452
e-mail: [email protected]

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 continue 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 Anka Gielen, a counseling psychologist in Germany.

Committee Members

Jamie Macdonald, Ph.D., Chair
Florence L. Denmark, Ph.D.
Juris G. Draguns, Ph.D.

Laura Egan, Ph.D.
Michael J. Stevens, Ph.D.
Harold Takooshian, Ph.D

Uwe P. Gielen, Ph.D., Ex-Officio Member


Ursula Gielen Book Award Winners

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

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

2011 Award: International Handbook of Cross-Cultural Counseling: Cultural Assumptions and Practices Worldwide. Editors: Lawrence H. Gerstein (Ball State University, USA), P. Paul Heppner (University of Missouri, USA), Stefanía Ægisdóttir (Ball State University, USA), Seung-Ming Alvin Leung (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), and Kathryn L. Norsworthy (Rollins College, USA).

2012 Award: Silencing the Self across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World. Editors: Dana C. Jack (Western Washington University, USA), and Alisha Ali (New York University, USA).

2013 Award: Overcoming Evil: Genocide, Violent Conflict, and Terrorism. Author: Ervin Staub (University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA).

2014 Award: Fathers in Cultural Context. Editors: David W. Shwalb (Southern Utah University, USA), Barbara J. Shwalb (Southern Utah University, USA) and Michael E. Lamb (University of Cambridge, UK).

2015 Award: The Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity: Editors: Verónica Benet-Martínez (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain) and Ying-Yi Hong (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore).

2016 Award: Organizations and Management in Cross-Cultural Context. Authors: Zeynep Aycan (Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey), Rabindra N. Kanungo (McGill University, Montreal, Canada), and Manuel Medonca (McGill University, Montreal, Canada).

2017 Award: The ITC International Handbook of Testing and Assessment. Editors: Frederick T. L. Leong (Michigan State University, USA), Dave Bartram (CEB Talent Measurement Lab, USA), Fanny M. Cheung (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China), Kurt F. Geisinger (University of Nebraska, USA), and Dragos Iliescu (University of Bucharest, Romania).

2018 Award: The Cultural Nature of Attachment: Contextualizing Relationships and Development. Editors: Heidi Keller (University of Osnabrück, Germany) and Kim A. Bard (University of Portsmouth, UK).

2019 Award: Parenting from Afar and the Reconfiguration of Family Across Distance. Authors: Maria de Guzman, Jill Brown, and Carolyn Edwards (University of Nebraska, USA).

2020 Award: Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Author: Michele Gelfand (University of Maryland, USA)

2021 Award: The Cambridge Handbook of Psychology and Human Rights. Editors: Neal S. Rubin (Adler University, USA) and Roseanne L. Flores (Hunter College, CUNY, USA)

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