The Clifford T. Morgan Distinguished Service
The Clifford T. Morgan Distinguished Service to Div. 6 Award recognizes members of Div. 6 who have made sustained and exceptional contributions to the division. Recipients of this award are expected to have made a prolonged contribution in terms of both scholarly content and service to the division. The recipient receives a plaque at the business meeting of Div. 6, held at the Annual Convention.
Clifford T. Morgan (1915-76) earned his undergraduate degree from Maryville College in Tennessee, where he was exposed to the allure of animal psychology; his PhD was from Rochester University. At Rochester University he was influenced by the science of Leonard Carmichael and K.U. Smith. He moved to Harvard University as an instructor working in Karl Lashley's laboratory. From Harvard he moved to the biology department at Johns Hopkins University in 1943, where the psychology department had been abolished. However in 1947, Morgan had the Johns Hopkins psychology department reorganized and subsequently reinstated. His 1943 book Physiological Psychology became a classic (reissued in 1950 by Morgan and Stellar), influential until at least the 1970s. While he was active in APA governance and publications, Morgan was also one of the founders of the Psychonomic Society and helped develop its journals. His other university appointments were at the University of Wisconsin, the University of California-Santa Barbara and the University of Texas.
Nominations must be made by a member of Div. 6.
Nomination materials include:
A short (150-300 word) statement explaining why nominee is deserving of the award.
Name and institutional affiliation of nominee.
Please send all nominations to:
William (Bill) Mason
Charles T. Snowdon
Nancy K. Dess
Karen L. Hollis
J. B. Overmier
Mary Lou Cheal
Donald A. Dewsbury