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Psychologists Receive Recognition for Their Research

The National Academy of Sciences elected the following psychologists to its ranks.

By Suzanne Wandersman

Since the last time we published PSA, several psychologists have been recognized for their work. They truly deserve the recognition and honors they received.


The National Academy of Sciences elected the following psychologists to its ranks:

Ursula Bellugi is professor and director of the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California. APA recognized Bellugi by presenting her with the APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award in 1992.

Philip N. Johnson-Laird is Stuart Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Princeton University.

Peter H. Schiller is Dorothy W. Poitras Professor in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


The American Academy of Arts and Sciences elected the following psychologists as members:

Renee Baillargeon is Alumni Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Aaron T. Beck is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. Beck received the APA Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology in 1989.

Anthony G. Greenwald is Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington.

Janellen Huttenlocher is William S. Gray Professor of Psychology and Chair of Developmental Psychology at the University of Chicago.

Helen J. Neville is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Director of the Brain Development Laboratory at the University of Oregon.

Peter H. Schiller is Dorothy W. Poitras Professor in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

James H. Sidanius is Professor of Psychology and African-American Studies at Harvard University.

Linda B. Smith is Chancellor's Professor and Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University.



The Franklin Institute presented the 2007 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science to Nancy S. Wexler for her role in the discovery of the gene responsible for Huntington's disease. By leading combined efforts in human molecular genetics and neurosciences, Wexler established a model now used to investigate the genetic basis of inherited diseases. Wexler is Higgins Professor of Neuropsychology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.

Congratulations to all the honorees!