Harold W. Stevenson
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
The Association for Psychological Science names Harold W. Stevenson as a James McKeen Cattell Fellow in recognition of his sustained and rigorous contributions to research on children’s learning and instruction, his success as an educator of productive scholars, and his efforts on behalf of institutions and organizations which nurture the fields of developmental and educational psychology.
As a pioneer in the field of children’s learning, he shaped our understanding of the fundamental parameters that govern learning, such as social rewards, anxiety, and failure. His current research provides a blueprint for the education of future generations of children by exposing the rich interplay of the influences of culture, instructional practices, and educational arrangements on learning and achievement in the classroom.
The bridge Dr. Stevenson built between the laboratory and educational practice exemplifies the accomplishments the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award was designed to recognize.