Faculty News, Awards, and Honors
On behalf of the Society for the History of Psychology's Early Career and Lifetime Achievement Award Committee (Andrew Winston, chair; Nicole Barenbaum and Alex Rutherford, members), it is our distinct pleasure to announce the winners of these awards for 2013.
The Early Career Award recognizes specific scholarly research that is a significant contribution to the field and a program of research that shows promise of continuing contributions to historical studies from a researcher who is 9 years or less post PhD.
The 2013 winners are Saulo Araujo at the University of Juiz de Fora in Brazil and Joshua Clegg at John Jay College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Both scholars received their PhDs in 2007 and have made significant contributions to the historiography of psychology through numerous articles and books as well as through their teaching and institutional initiatives. Congratulations!!
Congratulations to the following faculty at the Ph. D. Program in Psychology, Clinical Psychology at City College, who won:
Dr. Peter Fraenkel: 2012 Award for Innovative Contribution to Family Therapy Theory and Practice from the American Family Therapy Academy.
Dr. Margie Rosario: Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions, Division 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues) of the American Psychological Association in 2012.
Dr. Steve Tuber: Testing Book Nominated for the Gradiva Prize for the outstanding book of 2012 by the national association for the advancement of psychoanalysis (notification of who will be awarded in Sept 2013)
Dr. Paul Wachtel: 2013 Scientific Award from Division 39
Dr. Edson de Souzafilho and Dr. Saltzstein's article published in the Interamerican Journal of Psychology was selected for a prize in 2013! They will receive it in July 2013 during the annual meeting of the society. Congratulations to both!
Congratulations to Professor Joshua Brumberg and doctoral students Philip Chu and Robert Steger for the publication in April 2013's Developmental Neurobiology Journal of article titled "Organization of myelin in the mouse somatosensory barrel cortex and the effects of sensory deprivation"
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Dr. Caitlin Cahill and Dr. Michelle Fine are the co-principal investigators of the First Round of Grants from Bringing Theory to Practice: Demonstration Site Grant!
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Congratulations to Dr. Cahill and Dr. Fine!
Congratulations to Dr. Karen Lyness (Baruch College and The Graduate Center) who has been elected a Fellow in the Association for Psychological Science!
Dr. Lyness was awarded this Fellow status for making sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology. Well deserved!
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Great news! Professor Brett Stoudt (John Jay and Graduate Center) has been awarded the 2012 Michele Alexander Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues of the American Psychological Association for Early Career Excellence in Scholarship, Teaching and Service.
Congratulations, Prof. Stoudt, for such scholarship, teaching and mentoring recognition!
Professor Harold Goldstein and Professor Charles A. Scherbaum, as well as colleagues Ken Yusko at Marymount College and Paul Hanges at University of Marylan, have been working on research for many years about how one can develop intelligence tests that predict job and academic performance, but show smaller score differences between different race groups. In particular, traditional intelligence tests tend to show that Black/African American test takers score substantially lower. Their work has found that it is possible to develop intelligence tests that show smaller score differences, but still predict performance.
The National Football League has adopted their research in tests that they are using as part of the player combine that takes place before the draft. The story on it has been picked up by ESPN, USA Today, Washington Post, New York Times, NFL.com, and most other sports media. Baruch College is mentioned several times in every story.
We are very excited to see research from our Doctoral Program in Psychology have this type of impact! Congratulations to all.
We are glad to congratulate and announce that our Distinguished Professor, Dr. Michelle Fine, has ben selected as the recipient of the 2013 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy by the Committee on Psychology in the Public Interest Awards, APA.
This is a gratifiying contribution to the public interest community and Psychology in general. Congratulations!
For the Happenings in the Sciences Newsletter of the Graduate Center, Issue No. 3, October 2012, click here. It has useful and important information about Faculty and students initiatives and activities at the Graduate Center and in New York City in general.
It is also accepting contributions for its forth issue. For more information on the Newsletter, please contact Purnima Thakur from the Doctoral Science Programs at the GC at 212-817-7285 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor Maria Hartwig and her student, Evan Dawson, of the doctoral program in Psychology and based at John Jay College, have just received a $120,000 grant from the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group, currently managed by the FBI. The tile of the grant is "Eliciting information in intelligence interviews: The effect of priming disclosure concepts." The purpose of the grant is to apply theories of embodied cognition to an interviewing context, in order to examine whether concepts of openness and disclosure can be primed in order to facilitate information elicitation.
Congratulations to Dr. Susan Croll who mentors a Neuroscience undergraduate student, Christopher Navas, who received the Salk Award!
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Professor Mark Hauber's latest research appeared in the research journal Behavioural Processes. Dr. Hauber and several other researchers authored: Competition with a host nestling for parental provisioning imposes recoverable costs on parasitic cuckoo chick's growth. Behavioural Processes is dedicated to the publication of high-quality original research on animal behavior from any theoretical perspective. The research is part of a long-term collaboration between researchers based in Hungary and the USA, and shows that despite the apparent costs of sharing parental care with host nestlings, brood parasitic cuckoo chicks have the behavioral and physiological adaptations to recover these costs before they begin independent life.
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Professor Paul L. Wachtel is a CUNY Distinguished Professor in the doctoral program in clinical psychology at City College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He received the 2013 Division 39 Award for Scholarship and Research and the 2012 Division 29 Distinguished Psychologist Award.
He did his undergraduate studies at Columbia, received his doctorate in clinical psychology at Yale, and is a graduate of the postdoctoral program in psychoanalysis and psycho- therapy at New York University. He was a cofounder of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI). The central themes of his writings, lectures, and workshops center on the theory and practice of psychotherapy; the possibilities of integrating competing therapeutic approaches and the crea- tion of an integrative theory that reconciles the differing observations on which each is based; and the applications of psychological theory and research to the major social issues of our time.
Among his books are The Poverty of Affluence (1983); Family Dynamics in Individual Psychotherapy (with Ellen F. Wachtel) (1986); Action and Insight (1987); Psychoanalysis, Behavior Therapy, and and the Relational World (1997); and Race in the Mind of America: Breaking the Vicious Circles Between Blacks and Whites (1999). His most recent books are Relational Theory and the Practice of Psychotherapy (2008), Inside the Session: What Really Happens in Psychotherapy (2011) and the second edition of Therapeutic Communication (2011). He was the 2010 winner of the Hans H. Strupp Award for Psychoanalytic Writing, Teaching, and Research and has been chosen for the 2013 Scholarship and Research Award by Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of APA.
The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology has announced Professor Harold Goldstein and Professor Charles Scherbaum as winners of the annual M. Scott Myers Award honoring practitioners who have developed and conducted/applied a specific project or product representing an example of outstanding practice of I-O psychology in the workplace. The two were recognized for their research on developing employment tests that minimize the negative impact on minority test-takers while still predicting job performance.
Professor Kristen M. Shockley is the winner of the 2012 S. Rains Wallace Dissertation award for her work entitled “You Can't Always Get What You Want, But Does It Matter? The Relationship Between Pre-Child Preferences and Post-Child Actual Labor Division Fit and Well-Being.”
Professor Mark Hauber was published in Behaviour Journal. Dr. Hauber and his collaborators published Asymmetrical signal content of egg shape as predictor of egg rejection by great reed warblers, hosts of the common cuckoo. The journal Behaviour has its roots in ethology and behavioral biology in the tradition of Niko Tinbergen, in which the emphasis is not so much on how animals compare with humans under strictly controlled conditions, but more on tracing the phylogeny and evolution of natural behavior as shown under naturalistic or natural conditions. Dr Hauber's research shows that animals do not always use all the available information to them to make critical decisions but instead rely on the information sourced from the most consistent and, thus, informative phenotypic component.
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Doctoral student Zachary Aidala (biopsychology), working in Prof. Mark Hauber's laboratory published "Ultraviolet Visual Sensitivity in Three Avian Lineages: Paleognaths, Parrots, and Passerines" in the Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology. Zak's project involves tracing the evolution of ultraviolet (UV) sensitive photoreceptor proteins across diverse groups of birds, including the noctural flightless kakapo parrot, and the now extinct ostrich-like moa species, both of New Zealand. Contrary to expectation, both of these bird taxa can see in UV spectra, providing new research questions for the functional benefits and evolutionary consequences of such visual sensitivity in birds.
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