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Four APS Fellows Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

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Yesterday, the National Academy of Sciences announced the election of 84 new members and 21 new foreign associates. APS Fellow Uta Frith, University College, London, UK and University of Aarhus, Denmark, was honored as a foreign associate. Among the new members were three APS Fellows: Randolph Blake, Vanderbilt University, Carol S. Dweck, Stanford University, and Susan A. Gelman, University of Michigan.

Randolph Blake is Centennnial Professor of Psychology at Vanderbilt University. He is best known for his work on vision, including his work on motion perception, perceptual organization, and visual cognition. Blake is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has received the Earl Sutherland Prize as well as an IgNobel Prize for his research on ‘chilling’ sound.

Carol S. Dweck is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at the Stanford University. Her research focuses on bringing together developmental psychology, social psychology, and personality psychology to examine the self-conceptions that people use to structure the self and guide their behavior. Dweck is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has been honored for her work with a Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association.

Susan A. Gelman is the Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan. As the leader of the Conceptual Development Lab, she has investigated many aspects of cognitive development in young children, including language acquisition, inductive reasoning, and categorization. Of her many accolades, Gelman is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as a previous recipient of the James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowship.

Uta Frith is a professor of cognitive development at University of College London and also a Research Foundation Professor at the University of Aarhus in Denmark. Throughout her career, she has investigated the underlying causes of developmental disorders, such as autism and dyslexia, with the goal of linking these causes to behavior and brain functions. She has received many awards for her work, including the Mind and Brain Prize from the Centre for Cognitive Science at the University of Turin and the European Latsis Prize.

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