Great Leaders Series


Div. 7 honors pioneers in developmental psychology.

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Featured great leader

michael-lamb Michael Lamb is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at University of Cambridge and the 2021 winner of the Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society.

From Michael Lamb: “Without the extraordinary trail-blazing careers [of giants like Zigler and Bronfenbrenner], I doubt that I could have for so long focused my research on issues such as childcare quality, factors affecting children’s adjustment following parental separation, and the factors affecting the quality of children’s testimony. I am especially honored that my contributions have been deemed worthy of an award named for a distinguished psychologist who had a huge influence on my own career.”

About the Great Leaders series

Div. 7 pays tribute to visionaries in the field of developmental psychology to serve as models for students and early career psychologists and to recognize the accomplishments of its members and other innovators. By featuring great leaders in Div. 7 and developmental psychology, the division seeks to showcase achievements and research in the field that will inspire others.

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