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 e d u c a t i o n

  • University of Colorado at Denver, B.A., Psychology, 1981
  • Princeton University, Ph.D., Social Psychology, 1985

 f a c u l t y   p o s i t i o n s

  • Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin, 1985-1990
  • Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin, 1990-1995
  • Professor, University of Texas at Austin, 1995-1996
  • Professor, Harvard University, 1996-2005
  • Harvard College Professor, Harvard University, 2005-2010
  • Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, 2013-present

 h o n o r s

Teaching & Mentoring

  • Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin, 1987-88

  • President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award, University of Texas at Austin, 1990-91

  • Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize, Harvard University, 1999

  • Harvard College Professorship, 2005-2010

  • Voted one of Harvard University’s Favorite Professors by the Senior Classes of: 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

  • Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring Award, Harvard University Graduate Student Council, 2018.

 

Academic

  • B.A. from University of Colorado at Denver, summa cum laude, 1981
  • Outstanding Graduate Award, University of Colorado at Denver, 1981
  • Nell G. Fahrion Award for Excellence in Psychology, University of Colorado at Denver, 1981
  • Princeton University Merit Prize, 1981, 1982, 1983
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1981
  • National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, 1981-84
  • Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton University, 1984-85
  • National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award, 1991-96
  • American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology, 1992
  • 13th Most Frequently Mentioned Contributor to Social Psychology, 2002 Link
  • Author of 2 of the “Top 20 Most Cited Articles in JPSP from 1965-2000 Link
  • The Royal Society General Book Prize for Stumbling on Happiness, 2007

  • Diener Award for Outstanding Contributions to Social Psychology, Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology, 2008

  • Elected Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2008

  • Elected Fellow, Society of Experimental Psychologists, 2009

  • Massachusetts Psychological Association, Presidential Citation for This Emotional Life, 2010

  • Honorary Patron of the University Philosophical Society, Trinity College, Dublin, 2013

  • Edgar Pierce Professorship, Harvard University, 2014.

  • Honorary Doctor of Letters, Bates College, May 2016

  • John Thibaut Award, University of North Carolina, 2017

  • Donald T. Campbell Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 2017

  • William James Award, Association for Psychological Science, 2018.

  • Fifty Most Influential Living Psychologists, https://goo.gl/a7LNJ2

  • Twitter’s 36th Most-Followed Scientist, Science, 2014 http://goo.gl/ZgAZHG

 

Honorary Fellowships

  • Fellow, Society for Experimental Social Psychology, 1993

  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 1991-92

  • Fellow, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 1996

  • Fellow, American Psychological Association, 1997

  • James McKeen Cattell Fellowship, 1999

  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 1999

  • American Philosophical Society Fellowship, 1999

  • Fellow, Association for Psychological Science, 2003

  • Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2008

 

Honorary Academic Lectures

  • Donald O. Hebb Lecture, McGill University, 1999

  • Edward E. Jones Lecture, Princeton University, 2003

  • Forry and Micken Lecture, Amherst College 2005

  • Association for Psychological Science "Bring the Family" Address, 2007

  • Louis Clark Vanuxem Lecture, Princeton University, 2007

  • Quinn Lecture, University of British Columbia, 2007

  • Fritz Heider Lecture, University of Kansas, 2007

  • Donald Fiske Lecture, University of Chicago, 2008

  • Royal Society Public Lecture, London, 2008

  • Carl Hovland Lecture, Yale University, 2008

  • Santa Fe Institute Community Lecture, 2008

  • Science and Math Lecture, North Dakota State University, 2009

  • John T. Lanzetta Lecture, Dartmouth University, 2009

  • Opening Keynote Address, American Psychological Association, 2010

  • The Sally and Forrest Hoglund Lecture, Center for Brain Health, 2011

  • Ghiselli Invited Lecture, University of California, Berkeley, 2013

  • Anderson Lecture, University of Aberdeen, 2014

  • Majlis Lecture, Court of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, 2016

  • John Thibaut Award Lecture, Universiy of North Carolina, 2017

  • L. Starling Reid Lecture, University of Virginia, 2017

  • Convocation Speaker, Elon University, 2017

  • 6th Annual Peter Miller Musser Endowed Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, Massachussetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, 2017

  • Oppenheimer Lecture, Lake Forest College, 2018

  • Distinguished Alumni Lecture, University of Colorado at Denver, 2018

 

Major Public Lectures

 

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