National Psychology Week, 13-19 November 2011
National Psychology Week (NPW), from 13-19 November 2011, is one of the Australian Psychological Society’s (APS) key public awareness initiatives.
National Psychology Week (NPW) aims to increase public awareness about psychology, psychological issues and the role psychologists play in community wellbeing through three distinct initiatives:
• Events, presentations and displays hosted by psychologists across Australia;
• A national research survey on a topic of community interest; and
• A national media campaign to assist public understanding of psychology.
In 2011, the APS hopes to increase the number of events taking place across Australian that involve the public, as this has the potential to increase awareness of psychology in a very direct way.
If you are a psychologist and want the opportunity to share with the Australian public how you make a real difference to individuals’ lives, then register your event for NPW via the website and the APS will send you an event pack.
Examples of the public or community events that you could organise in your local area include:
• Public speaking on a psychology related topic of local interest
• Hosting morning or afternoon tea for non-psychologist colleagues to explain what you do
• A staffed display at a local shopping centre
• Distribution of bookmarks at a local library
• A display at your own workplace
• Any other event that highlights what you do
For more information visit the NPW website.
On behalf of APS, the Australian Council for Educational Research thanks you for your interest in National Psychology Week.