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.
Professor Mina Cikara has been selected by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology to be a recipient of the 2017 Sage Young Scholar Award for outstanding contributions to social/personality psychology.
These awards recognize outstanding young researchers in personality and social psychology. The awardees will receive a one-time award of $5,000 to be used at their discretion for research, study, or conference travel-related purposes. Five awards are presented each year to young scholars representative of the broad spectrum of personality and social psychology research areas.
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded the C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Sciences to Elizabeth Spelke, Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, for her pioneering research into the cognitive development of infants.
Her experiments and concepts have drastically altered our understanding of the mind. She demonstrated which parts of the human cognition are already naturally present at birth, which are learnt and when that takes place.