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Professor Norbert Schwarz, PhD, Receives the 2009 Wilhelm Wundt-William James Award

Professor Norbert Schwarz is a German psychologist working in the United States and his career is the embodiment of enhancing and consolidating scientific collaboration between European and North American colleagues.

The Executive Council of EFPA (European Federation of psychologists’ Associations) selected Professor Norbert Schwarz, PhD as the recipient of the Wilhelm Wundt-William James Award 2009. The Award, established by the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations and the American Psychological Foundation, is a special recognition for distinguished contributions to the science and profession of psychology and to the promotion of effective cooperation between Europe and North America, demonstrated through a significant record of trans-Atlantic research collaboration.

The Wundt-James Award Selection Committee stated, “Professor Norbert Schwarz is a German psychologist working in the United States and his career is the embodiment of enhancing and consolidating scientific collaboration between European and North American colleagues. Dr. Schwarz’s publications attest to his exceptional scholarly contributions. Not only has he been very prolific and influential but also his work spans diverse research areas. Dr. Schwarz has published 18 books (some translated into several languages). He has published more than 150 peer reviewed articles in top journals of psychology and a similar number of
scholarly chapters and he has contributed to all major handbooks in social psychology. In sum, Dr. Schwarz is one of the most distinguished social and behavioural scientists of our time.”

Dr. Schwarz will be presented with the award at the biennial meeting of the congress of the European Federation of Psychology Associations (EFPA) and will speak at the opening ceremony of the European Congress of Psychology in Oslo, Norway on Tuesday July 7, 2009. Ψ