Board of Trustees Emeritus Professor Jeffrey D. Fisher and brother/collaborator William Fisher win SPSP’s Applied Social-Personality Award

The work of our long-term colleague, Jeff Fisher and his close collaborator, William Fisher, has garnered a career award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology for Applications for their work developing theory-based interventions for health-threat prevention behavior and why people may refuse help. Heartfelt congratulations!

Social’s 2019-2020 PhDs Advance to New Jobs

Congratulations to Dr. Leah Pound, who is now a Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Research Program Manager at the Department of Defense, to Dr. Mora Reinka, who is now an assistant professor at Ursinus College, to Dr. Gabriel Camacho, who is now an assistant professor at John Jay College, and to Dr. Aerielle M. Allen, […]

Dr. Kim Chaney joins the social area faculty

We are thrilled to welcome a new colleague, Dr. Kim Chaney, as an assistant professor in social psychology and the diversity sciences group in the Psychological Sciences Dept. Here is a nice article about CLAS’s new hires, featuring Kim at the bottom: CLAS Dr. Chaney is teaching PSYC 5703 Advanced Social Psychology this semester.  

American Psychological Association recognizes David A. Kenny

Distinguished Emeritus Professor Dave Kenny received the American Psychological Association’s award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution at the APA’s annual conference in August, 2019. Specifically, the citation reads: For his outstanding contributions to both theory and methods for studying social perception and behavior. Kenny’s work on person perception, under the general rubric of the “social relations […]

Prof. Felicia Pratto elected again to serve ISPP

Felicia Pratto will become the president-elect of the International Society of Political Psychology at the end of its annual meeting in July 12-15 in Lisbon. She will serve in that capacity til July, 2020, when she becomes president and will host the annual meeting in Berlin in July 2021, whereupon she becomes past-president (each of […]

Kudos to Dr. Mary Crawford!

UConn emerita professor Mary Crawford was awarded the Carolyn Wood Sherif award from Div. 35 of APA in 2018. “The award is given to a senior individual based on sustained and substantial contributions to the field of the psychology of women as a scholar, teacher, mentor and leader.” How well deserved! You do us proud, […]