Div. 20 Award Winners
The individuals described below were honored by Div. 20 for their exceptional achievements at an awards ceremony on Aug. 10, 2018, at APA’s 2018 Annual Convention in San Francisco. Div. 20 congratulates these individuals for their outstanding accomplishments.
The Springer Early Career Achievement Award in Research on Adult Development and Aging
This award is designed to honor an individual whose work has made significant early career contributions to understanding critical issues in the psychology of adult development and aging
The Mentorship Award in Aging
This award is presented to an individual who has consistently provided support, guidance and strong direction to undergraduate and graduate students in aging and adult development. This individual might be someone who resides at a liberal arts institution or college that focuses on undergraduate education or it may be an individual at a PhD-granting institution. This award will be given to the individual who has been most actively committed to mentoring and who best exemplifies the qualities identified with strong, effective mentoring.
The M. Powell Lawton Distinguished Contribution Award for Applied Gerontology
This award is presented in honor of the memory of M. Powell Lawton to recognize those whose contributions have improved the quality of life of older persons. The contributions being honored include developing or implementing a program, practice, policy or treatment that has or will have the great potential to improve the lives of older adults.
The Baltes Distinguished Research Achievement Award
This award is sponsored by the Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Foundation and is Div. 20’s most prestigious award. It has been established to honor researchers with distinguished careers that have featured exceptional theoretical and empirical contributions to the psychological science of aging.