William James Fellow Award 1993
E. Mavis Hetherington
University of Virginia
Mavis Hetherington has had an enduring impact on developmental psychology through her seminal work in the area of family processes and adolescent development. Throughout her distinguished careers, she has been a trend-setter in addressing issues of vital importance to families. Her pioneering research on the impact of divorce and remarriage on children is noted for its methodological sophistication, its innovative approach, and its relevance to clinical practice. She has also influenced a generation of students through her exemplary classroom teaching.
For her many empirical and theoretical contributions to the field of developmental psychology, she is recognized as a leader in psychological science.