American Psychological Foundation

Two psychologists are being honored for their work with APF awards:

• Mark A. Blais, PsyD, of Psychology Assessment Center at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston received this year's $1,000 Theodore Millon Mid-Career Award in Personality Psychology, which is given annually to an outstanding mid-career psychologist who advances the science of personality psychology. Blais, whose research focuses on normal and pathological personality development and measurement, has published many articles and book chapters and has extensive teaching experience in the area of personality assessment and personality disorder. He is a past recipient of the Massachusetts General Hospital Excellence in Teaching Award and Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award.

• Peter Norton, PhD, received a $2,000 Theodore H. Blau Early Career Award for Outstanding Contribution to Professional Clinical Psychology. The Blau award is given to a clinical psychologist who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession within 10 years of receiving a doctorate. Norton directs the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the University of Houston's psychology department, Houston's only low-cost specialty anxiety treatment center. Much of his work has focused on increasing dissemination of evidence-based treatment for individuals with anxiety disorders and increasing accessibility of such treatment since only 15 percent to 20 percent of these individuals receive appropriate treatment. His publications cover topics related to a variety of anxiety disorders.

Both awards will be presented at APA's Annual Convention in Toronto, Aug. 6–9.

Schwarz receives Trans-Atlantic award for fostering exchange

The APF Board of Trustees has approved Norbert Schwarz, PhD, of the University of Michigan, as the recipient of the 2009 Wilhelm Wundt-William James Award for Exceptional Contributions to Trans-Atlantic Psychology. The award recognizes a psychologist who has fostered collaboration, exchange and understanding among European and North American psychologists and will be presented at the 11th European Congress of Psychology in Oslo, Norway, July 7–10.

Schwarz is a German psychologist working in the United States. His publications attest to his exceptional scholarly contributions, and his work spans diverse research areas such as the interplay of feeling and thinking, cognition and communication, and people's assessments of their subjective well-being. He has published nearly 20 books, some of which have been translated into several languages.

Schwarz is the Charles Horton Cooley Collegiate Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan. He is also a professor of business in the university's Stephen M. Ross School of Business, and a research professor in the university's Institute for Social Research.

The Wundt-James award is given in alternate years to a North American or European psychologist.

Upcoming APF deadlines


• APF/COGDOP Scholarships: June 15


For more information about APF's funding programs, visit APF or contact Emily Leary by e-mail or (202) 336-5622.