Lamb Wins G. Stanley Hall Award

Michael Lamb, University of Cambridge

APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Michael E. Lamb, University of Cambridge, has won the 2014 G. Stanley Hall Award for Distinguished Contribution to Developmental Psychology and the 2013 Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology and Law, from the American Psychology-Law Society.

Lamb, whose research focuses on developmental psychology as well as forensic interviewing and factors affecting children’s adjustment, is head of the Applied Developmental Psychology Research Group at Cambridge University, and editor of the journal Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.

He and his colleagues have shown how developmentally sensitive interviewing improves the amount and quality of information obtained from young victims, witnesses, and offenders in investigative settings. Other research by Lamb has documented the roles played by parent-child relationships and other experiences in shaping children’s adjustment and well-being.

For more information, read these previous Observer articles written by Michael E. Lamb: “Taking Science to Court,” “The Evolution of Childhood,” and “Funding Woes for British Universities.”

Hershkowitz I., Lamb, M.E., & Horowitz, D. (2007). Victimization of children with disabilities. The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 77 (4), 629-35 PMID: 18194043

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