Devine Receives 2011 Scientific Impact Award
Professor Trish Devine has been selected to receive the 2011 Scientific Impact Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology. The Scientific Impact Award honors the author(s) of a specific article or chapter offering a theoretical, empirical, and/or methodological contribution that has proven highly influential over the last 25 years. The award will be presented in October at the annual meeting of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology..
Lupyan Named Rising Star in Psychological Science
Professor Gary Lupyan has been identified as a Rising Star in psychological science by the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Each year, APS identifies young scholars who, though not advanced in years have already made great advancements in science. For more details, see feature on Lupyan in the September issue of the APS Observer.
Saffran Receives MERIT Award
Professor Jenny Saffran has been selected as a recipient of an NIH MERIT Award. This award is provided only to the most outstanding scientists and is a highly prestigious award. The committee made this award in recognition of Prof. Saffran's prior, ongoing, and anticipated scholarly accomplishments.
Newly hired faculty to arrive in summer of 2011
We're delighted to announce that two groundbreaking scientists have recently accepted faculty positions, and will be joining us in time for the Fall 2011 semester. Allyson Bennett joins us from Wake Forest University Primate Center, where she studies the genetic, environmental, and experiential factors contibuting to individual differences in health across the lifespan. Specific foci or her work include risk factors for alcoholism and vulnerability to the consequences of alcohol consumption, the long-term consequences of early life stress, and enduring outcomes of pediatric pharmacological treament (e.g., methylphenidate exposure). C. Shawn Green joins us from the University of Minnesota, where has been studying computational factors underlying perceptual learning and decision making. Specific interests include model-based learning and action video gaming as a tool to study neural plasticity and for education. Joining Bennett and Green as new faculty this fall are Marcus Brauer and Paula Niedenthal, who are featured in a May 2010 entry on this page.
Davidson Receives MacLean Award, Elected to AAAS Chair
Professor Richie Davidson has received the Paul D. MacLean Award from the American Psychosomatic Society for Outstanding Neuroscience Research in Psychosomatic Medicine.
Professor Davidson was also elected the Chair of the Psychology section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This is a 3-year term as Chair-elect, Chair, and Past Chair.