Child Psychology Graduate Students Receive APF Fellowships
When Werner Koppitz made his bequest to APF, he requested that APF choose the most talented graduate students to receive scholarships in child psychology. The 2009 Koppitz fellows and scholars epitomize what he wanted:
Johanna Carpenter of Temple University will examine the relations between externalizing behavior problems and expressive language in low-income preschool children.
|Kathleen Corriveau of Harvard University will research cues children use to determine whether an information source is trustworthy.|
|Brenda Salley of Virginia Tech will study the relationship between infants’ social attention and their emerging language skills.|
|Elizabeth Zack of Georgetown University will show infants’ early comprehension and use of social information guides learning from 2D media sources.|
Additionally, Elizabeth Davis of the University of California, Irvine and Matthew Morris of Vanderbilt University received $5,000 Koppitz scholarships.
Dr. Koppitz made his bequest of more than $4 million to honor his late wife, Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz, Ph.D., a school and educational psychologist, who died of leukemia in 1983, and who devoted her life to the work the fellowships make possible.
The members of the 2009 Koppitz Committee were Camilla Benbow, PhD, Chair; Wendy Silverman, PhD; Gary Stoner, PhD; and Laurence Steinberg, PhD.