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Div.7 award winners

Read about the winners of the Early Career Research Grant, Dissertation Award and Early Career Outstanding Paper Award.
Early Career Research Grant

Natalie Hiromi Brito and Kathleen Carriveau are the recipients of the 2014 Early Career Research Grants. Brito is a postdoctoral research fellow with the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars program at Columbia University. She earned her PhD from Georgetown in 2013 and her MA from the College of William and Mary. Her research focuses on bilingualism and cognitive development. Carriveau's research will be featured in the next newsletter.

Dissertation Award

The recipient of the 2014 Dissertation Award is Larisa Heiphetz. Her dissertation focused on changes in children's reasoning about others' religious beliefs and how religious groups influenced social preference. Her findings contribute to growing literatures on religious and social cognition, theory of mind and intergroup relations, areas of research that have not, until Heiphetz 's work, integrated developmental models into existing theories. Heiphetz received her PhD in 2013 from Harvard University and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Boston College.

Early Career Outstanding Paper Award

The 2014 winner for the Early Career Outstanding Paper Award is Kathryn Monohan, who is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on adolescent psychosocial development, developmental psychopathology, risk and resilience, peer relationships, juvenile justice and the implications of developmental research for legal and social policy and prevention science.