Ken Nakayama, Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of The Optical Society (OSA) Edgar D. Tillyer Award which recognizes distinguished work in the field of vision. Ken is being honored specifically for wide ranging studies of the visual system, and especially for his unique contributions to the formulation of a distinct level of visual processing, that of visual surfaces.
Professor Talia Konkle and Calvin Lai, a postdoctoral fellow in Psychology, have both been named by the Association of Psychological Science (APS) as Rising Stars to recognize “outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research careers,post-PhD”.
Mahzarin Banaji and Tony Greenwald were selected as the joint recipients of the 2017 American Psychology Association (APA) Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions, the APA's highest honor. This award honors psychologists who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to basic research in psychology.
Professor Leah Somerville has been awarded the 2017 Young Investigator Award by the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. She will give her award lecture on Monday, March 27, 2017, 4:30 –5:30 pm, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.
Psychologist Jerome Bruner passed away peacefully on June 5 at the age of 100. Bruner received a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1941 and served on the faculty of Social Relations from 1945-1970. His obituary may be found in the New York Times.