Distinguished Scientist Lecturer Program

This annual Science Directorate program supports up to three psychological scientists to speak at regional psychological association meetings.

Sponsor: Board of Scientific Affairs

Description

The Distinguished Scientist Lecture Program, developed by the APA Board of Scientific Affairs, supports up to three (3) psychological scientists to speak at regional psychological association meetings each year. Speakers must be actively engaged in research, with expertise in any area.

Selected speakers receive an honorarium of $500 and up to $1,000 reimbursement for travel expenses.

How to Apply

The APA Board of Scientific Affairs has selected the speakers for the 2015 Distinguished Scientist Lecture Program, and will solicit nominations for the 2016 program in late 2014.

Please send in the name of your nominee(s) by email or fax to:

Rachel Martin
APA Science Directorate
750 First Street, NE 
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Fax: (202) 336-5953

Past Recipients

2014

Sandra Graham, Midwestern Psychological Association
Lynn Hasher, New England Psychological Association
Daniel Simons, Eastern Psychological Association

2013

Lera Boroditsky, Western Psychological Association
Patricia Greenfield, Southeastern Psychological Association

2012

Leona Aiken, Midwestern Psychological Association
Warren Bickel, Rocky Mountain Psychological Association
Howard Rachlin, New England Psychological Association

2011

Robert Krueger, Southeastern Psychological Association
Timothy Salthouse, Eastern Psychological Association

2010

Craig Anderson, New England Psychological Association
Jacque Eccles, Rocky Mountain Psychological Association
Randall Engle, Midwestern Psychological Association

2009

Alice Eagly, Women as Leaders: Negotiating the Labyrinth — Western Psychological Association
Susan Goldin-Meadow, How Our Hands Help Us Think — Eastern Psychological Association
James Jackson, Social Psychological Perspectives on Race and Ethnic Disparities in Health — Southeastern Psychological Association

2008

Henry Roediger, The Critical Role of Learning in Retrieval: From the Lab to the Classroom — Midwestern Psychological Association
Renee Baillargeon, New England Psychological Association
James H. Woods, Cocaine esterase: A start toward pharmacological therapy of cocaine abuse — Southwestern Psychological Association

2007

Gordon Burghardt, Toward a Deep Evolutionary Psychology: The Challenge of Animal Play — Western Psychological Association
Steve Lopez, Conceptions of Culture: Implications for Clinical Research and Practice — Southeastern Psychological Association

2006

Alan Kazdin, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy: Needed Changes in Clinical Research and Practice — Eastern Psychological Association
Shigehiro Oishi, Cultural Differences in the Self-concept and Subjective Well-being — Midwestern Psychological Association
Jeffrey Alberts, Anatomy of a Super-Organism — Southwestern Psychological Association

2005

J. Richard Hackman, What Makes for a Great Ensemble? — New England Psychological Association
Bartley Hoebel, Sugar Addiction: Behavior and Neuroscience — Western Psychological Association
Laurence Steinberg, Not Guilty by Reason of Adolescence: A Developmental Perspective on Youth and the Law — Rocky Mountain Psychological Association

2004

Mahzarin Banaji, Mind Bugs: The Psychology of Ordinary Prejudice — New England Psychological Association
John Gabrieli, How the Human Brain Regulates Thoughts, Feelings, and Memories: Evidence from Functional Neuroimaging — Southwestern Psychological Association
Randy Gallistel, An Information Processing Perspective on Conditioning — Midwestern Psychological Association

2003

Carol Anne Dwyer, Construct Validity: Theory into Practice — Southeastern Psychological Association
Bruce McEwen, The End of Stress as We Know It — Southwestern Psychological Association
David E. Meyer, New Prospects for Computational United Theories of Cognition and Action — Midwestern Psychological Association

2002

John Cacioppo, Social Isolation and Health: The Subtle Differences Between Social Isolates and Health, Midwestern Psychological Association
Megan Gunnar, Stress and Early Development, New England Psychological Association
Joseph LeDoux, Synaptic Self, Southwestern Psychological Association

2001

David Buss, Jealousy, Infidelity, and Why Men and Women Torture Each Other, Midwestern Psychological Association, Rocky Mountain Psychological Association
Ed Diener, Are Some Societies Happier Than Others? An Examination of Subjective Well-Being Across Cultures, New England Psychological Association
Peter Salovey, Preventing Cancer and HIV with Appropriately Framed Messages, Southwestern Psychological Association

2000

Sarah T. Boysen, Chimpanzee Cognition and Communication, New England Psychological Association
Morton Ann Gernsbacher, The Role of Suppression in Language Comprehension, Eastern Psychological Association
Lewis P. Lipsitt, Pleasure, Attachment, and Annoyance in Humans: Lessons in Reciprocity From Infants, Southwestern Psychological Association

1999

Phoebe Ellsworth, Juries: Truths, Lies, and New Developments, WPA; Where You Are and What You Feel: Culture, Status & Emotion, New England Psychological Association
George R. Mangun, Probing Attention and Awareness: From Cognitive Theory to Brain Function, Eastern Psychological Association
Bruce McEwen, Long-Term Effects of Sex and Stress Hormones on the Brain, Southwestern Psychological Association, Rocky Mountain Psychological Association
Richard Petty, Are Thinkers More or Less Susceptible to the Contaminating Effects of Mood, Prejudice, and Priming of Social Judgments and Behavior?, Midwestern Psychological Association, Southeastern Psychological Association

1998

Robert Bjork, When Forgetting Enables Learning: Implications for Theory and Practice, Western Psychological Association
Thomas Carew, Mechanistic Relationships Between Development and Learning in Aplysia, Eastern Psychological Association
Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Poor Families, Poor Outcomes: Income, Education, and Parenting Practices, Midwestern Psychological Association
Michael Turvey, Dynamical Themes in Perception and Action, Southeastern Psychological Association

1997

Richard Davidson, Affective Style and Affective Disorders: Perspectives From Affective Neuroscience, Midwestern Psychological Association
Adele Diamond, Prefrontal Cortex and Cognitive Development, Eastern Psychological Association
Sheldon Cohen, Stress, Social Support, and Immunity: The Case of the Common Cold, Southeastern Psychological Association, New England Psychological Association

1996

Peter Lang, Emotion and Attention, Southwestern Psychological Association, Midwestern Psychological Association
Sara Shettleworth, The Ecology of Spatial Memory: The Case Study in Evolutionary Psychology, Eastern Psychological Association, Rocky Mountain Psychological Association
Larry Squire, Memory Systems of the Brain, Southeastern Psychological Association

1995

Thomas Bouchard, Nature's Twice-Told Tale: Identical Twins Reared Apart--What They Tell Us About Humans' Individuality, Western Psychological Association
Mavis Hetherington, Families in Transition: Divorce and Remarriage, Midwestern Psychological Association
Robert Kaplan, Opportunity Costs in Health Care Reform, Eastern Psychological Association

1994

Elliot Aronson, A Talk to Teachers: Bending Twigs and Affecting Eternity, Eastern Psychological Association
Janet Spence, AIDS/HIV Prevention: Contributions Psychology Can Make to Disenfranchised Communities, Southeastern Psychological Association
Harry Triandis, Mindful Decision Making, Midwestern Psychological Association, Southwestern Psychological Association

1993

Norman Anderson, Why Do African Americans Suffer Illness and Die at a Higher Rate than other Americans? Eastern Psychological Association
Robert Plomin, Genetics and Experience, Midwestern Psychological Association
Michael Posner, The Functional Anatomy and Circuitry of Visual Word Reading, Southeastern Psychological Association

1992

Linda Bartoshuk, Why Do We Live in Different Taste Worlds? Southeastern Psychological Association
Martin Seligman, Learned Optimism: Depression, Achievement and Health, Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Midwestern Psychological Association
Richard Thompson, In Search of Memory Traces, Southwestern Psychological Association

1991

Gordon Bower, Emotion and Social Perception, Western Psychological Association,
Stephen Suomi, Up-tight and Laid-Back Monkeys: Individual Differences in Biobehavioral Development, Southeastern Psychological Association, Eastern Psychological Association
Robert Zajonc, Emotions and Brain Temperature, Western Psychological Association

1990

Jerome Kagan, Childhood Fears, Midwestern Psychological Association
Eleanor Maccoby, Gender Differences in Children, Southwestern Psychological Association