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2012 awards announcements

Division 1 is pleased to announce its 2012 award recipients who were recognized at the 2012 APA meeting that was held in Orlando, Fla.

C. Alan Boneau Award

This award recognizes outstanding service to the APA Division 1.

Bruce Overmier, PhD Bruce Overmier, PhD
University of Minnesota

George A. Miller Award for the Outstanding Journal Article in General Psychology

This award is for an outstanding article on general psychology, published within the past five years.

Piers Steel, PhD

Piers Steel, PhD
University of Calgary

Steel, P. (2007). The nature of procrastination: A meta-analytic and theoretical review of quintessential self-regulatory failure. Psychological Bulletin, 133, 65–94.

William James Book Award

This award is intended to honor and publicize a recent book that serves to integrate material across psychological subfields or to provide coherence to the diverse subject matter of psychology

Wilma Koutstaal, PhD

Wilma Koutstaal, PhD
University of Minnesota

The Agile Mind (2012)
Oxford University Press

Lisa Osbeck, PhD

Lisa Osbeck, PhD
University of West Georgia

Science as Psychology: Sense-making and Identity in Science Practice (2010)
Cambridge University Press

Nancy J. Nersessian, PhD

Nancy J. Nersessian, PhD
Georgia Institute of Technology

Science as Psychology: Sense-making and Identity in Science Practice (2010)
Cambridge University Press

Kareen Ror Malone, PhD

Kareen Ror Malone, PhD
University of West Georgia

Science as Psychology: Sense-making and Identity in Science Practice (2010)
Cambridge University Press

Wendy C. Newstetter, PhD

Wendy C. Newstetter, PhD
University of West Georgia

Science as Psychology: Sense-making and Identity in Science Practice (2010)
Cambridge University Press

   

Ernest R. Hilgard Award for Career Contributions to General Psychology

This award recognizes a distinguished contribution to the field of general psychology.

Hortensia de Los Angeles Amaro, PhD

Hortensia de Los Angeles Amaro, PhD
University of Southern California

2012 Arthur W. Staats Lecture for Unifying Psychology

This award is funded through the American Psychological Foundation after nomination by Division 1 and is to be announced and given at APA's annual convention.

Ellen Langer, PhD

Ellen Langer, PhD
Harvard University

Diane Halpern, PhD

Diane Halpern, PhD
Claremont McKenna College

Anne Anastasi Graduate Student Research Awards

This award is named for the APA past-president and co-founder of the society. It is funded by the Anne Anastasi Foundation.

Wilma Koutstaal, PhD

Winner, two or more years of graduate work: Dylan G. Gee, MA
University of California, Los Angeles

Mentors: Tyrone D. Cannon, PhD, and Nim Tottenham, PhD
Developmental trajectories of neural circuitry subserving emotion regulation among children and adolescents

Lisa Osbeck, PhD

Winner, under 2 years of graduate work: Livia Veselka, B.A.
University of Western Ontario

Mentor: Tony Vernon, Ph.D.
Personality assessment, behavioral genetics, and models of subclinical socially aversive traits

Jeremy Trevelyan Burman, MA

Finalist: Jeremy Trevelyan Burman, MA
York University

Mentors: Christopher D. Green, PhD, and Stuart G. Shanker, D.Phil

Understanding the misunderstanding of psychological science, past and present

Nicholas C. Jacobson, BA

Finalist: Nicholas C. Jacobson, BA, Pennsylvania State University

Mentor: Michelle G. Newman, PhD

Evolutionary analysis of depressed and anxious moods

Gerardo Ramirez, MA

Finalist: Gerardo Ramirez, MA, University of Chicago

Gerardo Ramirez, MA, University of Chicago

The cognitive mechanism underlying math anxiety in early elementary school

Alice Ann Spurgin, BA

Finalist: Alice Ann Spurgin, BA, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Mentor: Peter L. Stavinhova, PhD, ABPP

Pediatric neuro-oncology and the impact of motivational states on neuropsychological performance

Kelly C. Young-Wolff, MA

Finalist: Kelly C. Young-Wolff, MA, University of Southern California & Yale University

Mentor: Carol A. Prescott, PhD

Investigation of risk and resiliency factors for stress-related alcohol consumption

 

 

Notes

A total of 40 completed nominations were received by the deadline of Feb. 15, 2012. Each was independently reviewed by a national panel of 19 judges—all fellows of the Society or APA, and representing diverse specialties. The final ratings reflected the extraordinary quality of the nominees, with a mean rating of 7.3 on a 0-10 scale, and 7 nominees at 9.0 or above. The society thanks the 19 distinguished experts who kindly shared their expertise as judges: Andy Benjamin (U Washington), Arline L. Bronzaft (New York City), Janet F. Carlson (U Nebraska-Lincoln), MaryLou Cheal (Arizona State U), Emanuel Donchin (U South Florida), Monroe Friedman (Eastern Michigan U), Samvel Jeshmaridian (Technical Careers Inst), Jean P. Kirnan (College of New Jersey), Robert V. Levine (CSU-Fresno), Rivka Bertisch Meir (Fort Lee NJ), Slater E. Newman (NCSU-Raleigh), Carole A. Rayburn (Silver Spring MD), Cecil R. Reynolds (Texas A&M U), Grant J.M. Rich (Juneau AK), Nancy Felipe Russo (Arizona State), Ronald G. Shapiro (Providence RI), Brian H. Stagner (Texas A&M U), Peter Suedfeld (U British Columbia), Elizabeth V. Swenson (John Carroll U).

For any details, please contact:

  • Harold Takooshian, Chair

  • Vincent W. Hevern, Co-chair

Presenting the 2012 Anastasi Award

On Aug. 2, 2012, in Orlando Fla., the Society for General Psychology hosted a suite reception to salute the 40 nominees for the 2012 Anne Anastasi Graduate Student Research Award—including the two awardees and five finalists. Sadly, awardee Dylan Gee of UCLA was unable to attend, as she busily prepared for her wedding in Vermont on August 18 to David Anderson. Happily, the reception was visited by Dylan's proud parents-in-law-to-be—psychologist Linda Anderson and psychiatrist Walter Anderson of Atlanta Ga.—who described Dylan as a wonderful family person as well as psychologist. The Andersons accepted the Anastasi Award medal and certificate on Dylan's behalf, hoping to surprise her with this award during the family supper prior to the wedding. In the photo below, Drs. Anderson accept Dylan's award on Aug. 2, 2012 from Society President Dean Keith Simonton.

2012 Anastasi Award Winners

"Yesterday, Walter and I returned from a wonderful wedding weekend in Vermont! There truly was joy in the Anderson and Gee families this weekend, especially between David and Dylan! We are thrilled to have a new daughter. As promised, Walter and I began the festivities of the weekend with a presentation to Dylan, among family, of the APA Anne Anastasi award medal, certificate, and check. She was surprised that we had them and was delighted to hear our stories (which we had waited to tell her in person) about the reception at APA for awardees. At dinner, we also gave her and her parents copies of the APA reception photo. Here is our photo of the medal around its rightful owner's neck (l to r): Walter, myself, Dylan Gee, and her now-husband (and also a psychologist) David Anderson. Thank you very much for allowing Walter and me to participate in bringing this recognition to Dylan. We four hope to attend APA together next summer in Honolulu."

- Dr. Linda Anderson

2012 Anastasi Award Winners

View additional Division 1 awards details.