APA announces its 2013 international award recipients
APA has announced the recipients of its 2013 international awards. Co-recipients of the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology are Maria Cristina Richaud and A.J.R. (Fons) van de Vijver. Recipient of the APA International Humanitarian Award is M. Brinton Lykes. Articles with further details on each recipient will be available in the June 2013 issue of Psychology International.
Maria Cristina Richaud, PhD
Dr. Richaud is co-recipient of the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology. She is a senior researcher at Argentina’s National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), plays a leadership role in fostering psychological research development in Argentina, and directs the only center for Interdisciplinary Research in Mathematical and Experimental Psychology. In Argentina, and in Latin America, Dr. Richaud has led sustained efforts to organize and foster the growth of psychology as a scientific discipline.
Fons van de Vijver, PhD
Dr. van de Vijver is co-recipient of the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology. He is a professor of cross-cultural psychology at Tilburg University in the Netherlands and has “extraordinary chairs” at North-West University in South Africa and the University of Queensland in Australia. His work has influenced cross-cultural research methodology in assessing bias in cross-cultural measurement, identifying underlying constructs in testing comparisons across cultural groups, and promoting adequate test translation. His work on analytic approaches and conceptualization of acculturation and multiculturalism has led to the development of an indigenous personality scale relevant to South Africans.
M. Brinton Lykes, PhD
Dr. Lykes is recipient of the APA International Humanitarian Award. She is a professor of community-cultural psychology and associate director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College. Through her work, she has sought to reduce the effects of state-sponsored violence on children, women and vulnerable communities. Dr. Lykes’ scholarship centers on social justice and participatory action research that engages community members as partners in defining problems, designing methods, analyzing results and organizing action steps that lead to social change. Her humanitarian work has taken place in Guatemala, Northern Ireland, South Africa and post-Katrina New Orleans.