"Psychological anthropology is concerned with subjective and sociocultural worlds and with the interplay between them. Scholars in psychological anthropology examine social and cultural influences on individual psychology and the psychological foundations of social behavior and shared culture."

John M. Ingham, p. 1. Psychological Anthropology Reconsidered. Cambridge University Press, 1996.

New board members added to the SPA

Posted by on Jul 4, 2012 in News | 0 comments

The results of the 2012 elections are in, and the SPA welcomes three new members to its board of directors. The new President-Elect is Byron Good (Harvard), who will take on the position of President in 2013. Bambi Chapin (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) and Jason Throop (University of California, Los Angeles) will serve as elected board members from 2012-2016. Congratulations to all.

Also, the amendment to the by-laws that changes the student representative to the board from an elected to an appointed position has passed.

Stay tuned for news on more changes coming to the SPA and further details on the next SPA Biennial Meetings!

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Another successful MerBear!

Posted by on Mar 12, 2012 in News | 1 comment

A note from the organizers of the UCLA-UCSD Graduate Student Conference on Culture and Mind, affectionately known as “MerBear”:

The UCLA-UCSD Graduate Student Conference on Culture and Mind held its second annual meeting on Friday, March 2, 2012. This joint series was designed as a forum for graduate students at all stages to open new discussions and continue conversations on emerging perspectives in psychological anthropology. In future years, we hope this will become an ongoing series of exchanges providing a space to share intellectual resources from two of the leading centers for psychological anthropology.

Hosted in the UCLA Department of Anthropology, it was an exciting day filled with stimulating presentations by nine graduate students, as well as a keynote address from Professor Tanya Luhrmann of Stanford University, one of the prominent voices in psychological anthropology today. At the conclusion of the day, we adjourned to the Glendon Bar & Kitchen to celebrate our time together and continue conversations generated by the talks. Hopefully everyone left reinvigorated to continue blazing the trail in their respective research areas!

More information on the conference can be found on our blog: http://cultureandmind.wordpress.com/

This conference was made possible through generous support from the UCLA Division of Social Sciences, the UCLA Department of Anthropology, and the UCSD Graduate Student Association.

 

Looking forward to next year’s Graduate Conference on Culture and Mind at UCSD!

Devin Flaherty (UCLA), Kathryn Hale (UCLA), Nofit Itzhak (UCSD), Genevieve Okada (UCSD), and Aidan Seale-Feldman (UCLA)

Graduate Student Organizers

Photos by Christopher Stephan (UCLA):

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AAA Annual Meetings 2012

Posted by on Feb 18, 2012 in News | 0 comments

The submission portal for the 2012 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco is now open! Click here for this year’s theme.

The deadline to submit Invited Panels, Invited Roundtables, and Innovents is March 15, 2012. The deadline for volunteered panels, individual papers, roundtables, and posters is April 15, 2012. Click here for more information on the submission process.

Feel free to use the comments section below or our Facebook page to find panelists or a panel to join yourself. See you in San Francisco!

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Boyer Prize 2012

Posted by on Jan 8, 2012 in News, Prizes | 0 comments

The Society for Psychological Anthropology is pleased to announce the 2012 Boyer Prize for Contributions to Psychoanalytic Anthropology, awarded annually to a book or article published in the preceding three years that addresses the psychodynamic process in a cultural context. Further guidelines can be found here.

Nominations should be emailed to Steven M. Parish (sparish@ucsd.edu) by July 15, 2012.

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Condon Prize 2012

Posted by on Jan 8, 2012 in News, Prizes | 0 comments

The Society for Psychological Anthropology is pleased to announce the Condon Prize for Best Student Essay in Psychological Anthropology in 2012. All submissions are due by September 15, 2012 to Edward D. Lowe at elowe@soka.edu.

The guidelines can be found here. Good luck!

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Stirling Prize in 2013 for Best Published Article

Posted by on Jan 8, 2012 in News, Prizes | 0 comments

The Society for Psychological Anthropology is pleased to announce the 2013 Stirling Prize Competition for Best Published Article. Articles published within the last two years, including ones scheduled for publication later in the year, are eligible for consideration. Nominations may be made by the author, publisher, or other party, as well as by the selection committee. The nominator must arrange to have copies of the work sent via pdf for the selection committee to review, and should include a cover letter outlining the work’s contribution to the field. All materials should be postmarked no later than June 1, 2013 and sent to:

SPA STIRLING PRIZE
Edward Lowe
Soka University of America
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
elowe@soka.edu

The winner will be announced at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association and will receive a $500 cash prize. Further guidelines can be found here.

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Stirling Prize in 2012 for Best Published Book

Posted by on Jan 8, 2012 in News, Prizes | 0 comments

The Society for Psychological Anthropology is pleased to announce the 2012 Stirling Prize Competition for Best Published Book. Books published within the last two years, including ones scheduled for publication later in the year, are eligible for consideration. Nominations may be made by the author, publisher, or other party, as well as by the selection committee. The nominator must arrange to have copies of the work sent for the selection committee to review, and should include a cover letter outlining the work’s contribution to the field. All materials should be postmarked no later than June 1, 2012 and sent to:

SPA STIRLING PRIZE
Edward Lowe
Soka University of America
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
elowe@soka.edu

The winner will be announced at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association and will receive a $500 cash prize. Further guidelines can be found here.

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