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Psychologists Named to National Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) recently announced the newly elected members including several prominent psychologists.

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) recently announced the newly elected members including several prominent psychologists. Both societies focus on conducting research to make substantial societal contributions. APA would like to recognize and congratulate the psychologists who were elected this spring.

The National Academy of Sciences is an honorary society composed of scientists and engineers who are dedicated to the advancement of science and technology. NAS was established to serve as an official advisor to the federal government on science and technological issues. This year, 72 new members and 18 foreign associates were elected into NAS, including psychologist Rochel Gelman of Rutgers, and vision scientist Edward Adelson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Additional information may be found online at the National Academy of Science.

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an international academic society, was founded to provide leaders from varied disciplines the opportunity to conduct projects designed to address societal problems and advance the public good. This year, AAAS elected 175 new Fellows and 20 new Foreign Honorary Members. The psychologists elected to the 2006 AAAS Fellowship class include: Richard N. Aslin of University of Rochester, Randolph Blake of Vanderbilt University, William Tallant Greenough of University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Reid Hastie of University of Chicago, E. Tory Higgins of Columbia University, Rachel Keen of University of Massachusetts, Joseph E. LeDoux of New York University, and Nora S. Newcombe of Temple University. Additional information may be found online at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.