Candidate Statement: Secretary, Bryan Bonner

Bryan Bonner, Ph.D.
Bryan Bonner, Ph.D.

Dr. Bonner is currently a professor of management at the University of Utah in the David Eccles School of Business. Prior to his current position, he served as an assistant professor of psychology at Williams College.

I am honored to have the potential opportunity to serve Division 49 of the APA in the role of secretary. I am committed to doing my utmost to support our division and the association more broadly. I served as Associate Editor of the division’s journal, Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, for a one-year term that lasted five years (2010-2015). It was through this activity that I was introduced to the true breadth of research related to “Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy,” which spans methodologies and paradigms, but, at its core, has a unifying curiosity about the most central question of social psychology: how does the group affect the individual? This research spans from the lab to the sports field and from the clinical office to the working organization. I am personally a member of the “small groups research” academic community, publishing in our journal, Group Dynamics, as well as other outlets including APA’s Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. If given the opportunity, I will work to preserve the strong interdisciplinary focus of Division 49.