National Academy of Sciences

McClelland, Spelke Honored by NAS

APS William James Fellows James L. McClelland and Elizabeth S. Spelke are the recipients of the inaugural National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences. This prize, to be given biennially, recognizes “significant advances in the psychological and cognitive sciences with important implications for formal and systematic More

Four APS Fellows Elected to NAS

Five psychological scientists, including four APS Fellows, are among the 84 new members and 21 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Sciences, in recognition of their contributions and achievements in original research. Among the newly elected members, announced April 30, are Richard Aslin, professor of brain and cognitive More

NAS Receives Gift From Atkinson for Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences has received a gift of $3.5 million from APS Fellow Richard C. Atkinson to establish the NAS Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences. Beginning in 2014, a $200,000 prize will be given biennially to an individual (or pair of individuals) “responsible for significant advances in More