Div. 25 President

Edward A. Wasserman, PhD
2017 President

Edward A. Wasserman, PhDEdward A. Wasserman received his BA in psychology from UCLA and his PhD from Indiana University. He was a National Science Foundation (NSF) postdoctoral fellow at the University of Sussex, England; a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) exchangee at the Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology, Moscow; a visiting National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) scientist at the Center for Research in Cognitive Neuroscience, Marseille; and a visiting professor at Keio University, Tokyo. 

His first and only academic position has been at the University of Iowa, where he is Stuit Professor of Experimental Psychology. Wasserman has served as president of the Comparative Cognition Society as well as president of Div. 3 (Experimental Psychology) and Div. 6 (Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology) of the American Psychological Association (APA). 

He is a member of the Society of Experimental Psychologists and was the 2011 recipient of the D. O. Hebb Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from Div. 6 of APA, as well as the 2016 recipient of the Med Associates Distinguished Contributions to Basic Behavioral Research Award from Div. 25 of APA. 

Wasserman has edited four volumes, most recently the Oxford Handbook of Comparative Cognition (with Thomas R. Zentall) and How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision (with Olga F. Lazareva and Toru Shimizu). Wasserman has published extensively in the areas of comparative cognition and perception.