Seeking nominations for APA’s early career award in developmental psychology – the Boyd McCandless Award

Boyd McCandless Award Sponsored by APA’s Division 7 (Developmental Psychology),  the Boyd McCandless Award recognizes a young scientist who has made a distinguished theoretical contribution to developmental psychology, has conducted …

2020 Senior Investigator Award, Mark S. Blumberg, PhD, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, University of Iowa

Professor Blumberg is F. Wendell Miller Professor and department chair in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Iowa. In addition to writing academic research articles, Blumberg has served as the editor-in-chief of Behavioral Neuroscience and authored several books, including Freaks of Nature: What Anomalies Tell Us About Development and Evolution. His research also appeared on a 2020 episode of the Netflix series, Babies.

2020 Rovee-Collier Mentor Award, Martha Ann Bell, PhD, Department of Psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Martha Ann Bell is College of Science Faculty Fellow and Professor of Psychology at Virginia Tech, where her research team examines individual differences in in the development of executive function and emotion regulation across infancy and early childhood.

2020 David Kucharski Young Investigator Award, Natalie Hiromi Brito, PhD, Department of Applied Psychology, NYU

Natalie Hiromi Brito, Ph.D., is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology at NYU. Dr. Brito earned her Doctoral degree in Psychology with a concentration in Human Development and Public Policy from Georgetown University in 2013 under the mentorship of Dr. Rachel Barr.

2020 Dissertation Award, Morgan Reiss Firestein, PhD

Morgan Firestein is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Dr. William Fifer in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center. Supervised by Dr. Frances Champagne, she received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University in November, 2019. In collaboration with the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pediatrics.