APS Fellows

Fellow status is awarded to APS members who have made sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or application. Fellow status is typically awarded for one’s scientific contributions, but may also be awarded for exceptional contributions to the field through the development of research opportunities and settings. Researchers who have an outstanding record of mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, working with research participants from diverse backgrounds, and making outstanding contributions to diversity and inclusion within the field of psychological science qualify for consideration. Candidates will be considered after 10 years of postdoctoral contribution.


The following are the most recent Members to be named APS Fellows and were nominated in the spring and summer of 2020:

  • Modupe Akinola, Columbia University
  • Adam Alter, New York University
  • Tom Beckers, KU Leuven
  • Thore Bergman, University of Michigan
  • Sarah Brown-Schmidt, Vanderbilt University
  • Dana Carney, University of California, Berkeley
  • Yawei Cheng, National Yang-Ming University
  • Arne Ekstrom, University of Arizona
  • Lisa Fazio, Vanderbilt University
  • Peter Finn, Indiana University
  • Stephanie Fryberg, University of Michigan
  • Lindred Greer, University of Michigan
  • Janet Helms, Boston College
  • Daniel Keating, University of Michigan
  • Heejung Kim, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Karin James, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Vanessa LoBue, Rutgers University
  • Douglas MacDonald, University of Detroit Mercy
  • Keith Maddox, Tufts University
  • Beth Morling, University of Delaware
  • Sylvia Perry, Northwestern University
  • Jennifer Pfeifer, University of Oregon
  • Cynthia Pickett, DePaul University
  • Tomi-Ann Roberts, Colorado College
  • Vincent Reid, The University of Waikato
  • Krishna Savani, Nanyang Technological University
  • Abigail Scholer, University of Waterloo
  • David Sherman, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Toru Shimizu, University of South Florida
  • Kristin Shutts, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Richard Slatcher, University of Georgia
  • Sonya Sterba, Vanderbilt University
  • James Szalma, University of Central Florida
  • Thilo Womelsdorf, Vanderbilt University
  • Michael Young, Kansas State University