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James Jackson

Headshot of James S. Jackson, a BioSocial Methods member.

James Jackson to receive 2019 APA Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology

November 15, 2018

“Dr. James Jackson has been selected to receive the 2019 American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology. This award ‘honors psychologists who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical advances in psychology leading to the understanding or amelioration of important practical problems.’ The award will be presented at the APA Convention in Chicago in August of 2019. Dr. Jackson served as the Director of the Research Center for Group Dynamics (1995-2005) and Director of the Institute for Social Research (2005-2015), and was appointed by President Obama in 2014 as a member of the National Science Foundation’s National Science Board. Dr. Jackson’s research focuses on issues of racial and ethnic influences on life course development, attitude change, reciprocity, social support, and coping and health among African Americans.” Congratulations!

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