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American Psychologist, 2012
Presents a short biography of the winner of the American Psychological Association's Award for Distinguished Early Career Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest. The 2012 winner is Marguerita Lightfoot for her leadership, innovation, and commitment to applying psychological principles to develop behavioral health interventions for…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Recognition (Achievement), Innovation, Foreign Countries
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Lowman, Robert P.; Benjamin, Ludy T., Jr. – American Psychologist, 2012
When Congress created the National Medal of Science in 1959 to be awarded by the president of the United States, psychology was not among the eligible sciences. A concerted lobbying effort in the late 1970s changed that situation, adding social and behavioral sciences to the listing of eligible disciplines. This article describes how the award…
Descriptors: Eligibility, Awards, Psychology, Psychologists
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Silver, Roxane Cohen; Fischhoff, Baruch – American Psychologist, 2011
A test of any science is its ability to predict events under specified conditions. A test for the psychology represented in this special issue of the American Psychologist is its ability to predict individual and social behavior in the aftermath of a next terror attack. This article draws on that science to make such predictions. These predictions…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Psychology, Psychological Patterns, Terrorism