Seven APS Fellows have joined the ranks of psychological scientists gaining election to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (AAAS), an honorary society and independent research center founded in 1780. Announced April 23, the complete class of 2020 members includes 276 artists, scholars, scientists, and other leaders in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors representing five classes: Mathematical and Physical Sciences; Biological Sciences; Social Sciences; Humanities and Arts; and Public Affairs, Business, and Administration.
Newly elected APS Fellows:
• Edith Chen, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair, professor of psychology, and co-director of the Foundations of Health Research Center at Northwestern University
• Geraldine Dawson, the William Cleland Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University, and director of the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development
• Dacher Keltner, a professor of psychology and co-director of the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley
• Gregory L. Murphy, a professor of psychology at New York University
• Seth Pollak, the College of Letters and Science Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison
• Suparna Rajaram, Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science (and APS Past-President) at Stony Brook University, The State University of New York
• Jennifer A. Richeson, the Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology at Yale University
More than 1,300 nominations to the Academy are considered each year. Other new members in 2020 include singer, songwriter, and activist Joan Baez and former attorney general Eric Holder. Previous recipients over the centuries have included Benjamin Franklin, Martha Graham, and Margaret Mead.