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Scott Lilienfeld

Scott O. Lilienfeld is Professor of Psychology at Emory University in Atlanta. He received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in 1982 and his Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical) from the University of Minnesota in 1990. Dr. Lilienfeld is Associate Editor of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, past President of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology, and current President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy. Dr. Lilienfeld has published over 300 manuscripts on personality disorders (especially psychopathy), dissociative disorders, psychiatric classification, pseudoscience in psychology, and evidence-based practices in clinical psychology. Dr. Lilienfeld is a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and (along with Dr. Hal Arkowitz) a regular columnist for Scientific American Mind magazine. In 1998, Dr. Lilienfeld received the David Shakow Award for Outstanding Early Career Contributions to Clinical Psychology from APA Division 12, and in 2012 he was the recipient of the James McKeen Cattell Award for Distinguished Career Contributions to Applied Psychological Science from the Association for Psychological Science.


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Thomas Ludwig

Tom Ludwig is interested in research on hemisphere differences in the brain, advocacy for older adults, and integrating technology into teaching. In the 1980s and 1990s, Tom Ludwig studied how the two hemispheres process and share information about letters, words, and simple spatial patterns. This past year Tom and his students conducted four experiments on hemisphere differences in recognizing and producing facial expressions of emotion. Tom also continues to make presentations to churches and community groups on various aspects of aging, including age discrimination, memory and aging, and searching for meaning in the aging process.

In 1984, Tom began work on PsychSim, a set of instructional activities for introductory psychology. In 2005, PsychSim 5 was released, boosting the number of activities from 19 to 42, and making much heavier use of animations and video clips. Tom has also produced PsychQuest (a set of in-depth activities related to the psychology of college life), PsychOnline (a complete set of materials for distance education), PsychInquiry (a set of activities focused on critical thinking and research methodology), and has collaborated with four other professors to produce Exploring Human Development (a set of video-based observational activities for developmental psychology) and with a dozen professors to produce ActivePsych (a set of interactive demonstrations for classroom use). Tom's most recent project is Concepts in Action, a set of 109 instructional activities embedded within a comprehensive psychology resource called LaunchPad. The range of computer-based activities that Tom has developed over the past two decades was a key factory in the decision by the Americal Psychological Foundation to name him as the 2005 recipient of the Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award.


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Gerald E. McClearn

Gerald E. McClearn is Evan Pugh Professor in the College of Health and Human Devlopment at Pennsylvania State University, University Park. After receiving his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin in 1954, he taught at Yale University, Allegheny College, and the University of California, Berkeley before moving to the University of Colorado in 1965. There he founded the Institute for Behavioral Genetics in 1967. In 1981, McClearn moved to Penn State, where he has served as associate dean for research and dean of the College of Health and Human Development. He was also founding head of the Program in Biobehavioral Health and founding director of the Center for Developmental and Health Genetics. His research with colleagues at Penn State on mice has two main emphases: drug-related processes and behavioral and physiological aging. With Robert Plomin and other colleagues at Penn State and in Sweden, he has been involved for the past 17 years in large-scale studies of genetic and environmental influences on pattern and rate of aging in Swedish twins.


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Peter McGuffin

Peter McGuffin is dean of the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), Kings College, London. He was previously director of the Medical Research Council (UK) social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Research Centre at the IoP. He graduated from Leeds University Medical School in 1972 and underwent a period of postgraduate training in internal medicine before specializing in psychiatry at the Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospitals, London. In 1979, he was awarded a Medical Research Council Fellowship to train in genetics at the Institute of Psychiatry in London and at Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, Missouri. During this time, he comppleted the work for his doctoral dissertation, which constituted one of the first genetic linkage studies on schizophrenia. He went on to carry out family and twin studies of depression and other psychiatric disorders, attempting to integrate the investigation of genetic and environmental influences. His current work continues with this general theme, while at the same time incorporating molecular genetic techniques and their applications in the study of both normal and abnormal behaviors. McGuffin has been president of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics since 1995 and is a founding fellow of Britain's Academy of Medical Sciences.


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Kaitlyn McLachlan

Kaitlyn McLachlan, University of Alberta Kaitlyn McLachlan is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta, and a research fellow of NeuroDevNet. She has published in the area of clinical forensic psychology and does research with vulnerable populations in the criminal justice system. Dr.
McLachlan co-edited (with Ronald Roesch) an international collection of seminal publications in forensic clinical psychology.


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Eduardo Mercado

Eduardo Mercado is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.  His research focuses on how different brain systems interact to develop representations of experienced events, and how these representations change over time.  Dr. Mercado currently uses techniques from experimental psychology, computational neuroscience, electrical engineering, and behavioral neuroscience to explore questions about auditory learning and memory in rodents, cetaceans, and humans.


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David S. Moore

David S. Moore is Shanti S. Gupta Distinguished Professor of Statistics, Emeritus, at Purdue University and was 1998 president of the American Statistical Association. He received his A.B. from Princeton and his Ph.D. from Cornell, both in mathematics. He has written many research papers in statistical theory and served on the editorial boards of several major journals. Professor Moore is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. He has served as program director for statistics and probability at the National Science Foundation.  In recent years, Professor Moore has devoted his attention to the teaching of statistics. He was the content developer for the Annenberg/Corporation for Public Broadcasting college-level telecourse Against All Odds: Inside Statistics and for the series of video modules Statistics: Decisions through Data, intended to aid the teaching of statistics in schools. He is the author of influential articles on statistics education and of several leading texts. Professor Moore has served as president of the International Association for Statistical Education and has received the Mathematical Association of America’s national award for distinguished college or university teaching of mathematics.


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Joseph Morrissey

Joe Morrissey received his PhD in cognitive psychology from Boston University. He has held the position of Instructor of Psychology at Binghamton University since 2000 and teaches approximately 1200 students a year in core and experimental psychology courses. Joe is responsible for developing his department’s internship and distance learning programs.  He is also a Faculty Advisor to Psi Chi and a member of Binghamton University’s Advancing Learning Team.  Joe’s research background is in face perception, particularly featural vs configural disparities in cognitive processing.  He has been a frequent contributor to Worth's pedagogical offerings.


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David G. Myers

David Myers received his psychology Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He has spent his career at Hope College, Michigan, where he has taught dozens of introductory psychology sections. Hope College students have invited him to be their commencement speaker and voted him "outstanding professor."

His research and writings have been recognized by the Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize, by a 2010 Honored Scientist award from the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences, by a 2010 Award for Service on Behalf of Personality and Social Psychology, by a 2013 Presidential Citation from APA Division 2, and by three dozen honorary doctorates.

With support from National Science Foundation grants, Myers' scientific articles have appeared in three dozen scientific periodicals, including Science, American Scientist, Psychological Science, and the American Psychologist. In addition to his scholarly writing and his textbooks for introductory and social psychology, he also digests psychological science for the general public. His writings have appeared in four dozen magazines, from Today's Education to Scientific American. He also has authored five general audience books, including The Pursuit of Happiness and Intuition: Its Powers and Perils.

David Myers has chaired his city's Human Relations Commission, helped found a thriving assistance center for families in poverty, and spoken to hundreds of college and community groups. Drawing on his experience, he also has written articles and a book (A Quiet World) about hearing loss, and he is advocating a transformation in American assistive listening technology (see www.hearingloop.org). For his leadership, he received an American Academy of Audiology Presidential Award in 2011, and the Hearing Loss Association of America Walter T. Ridder Award in 2012.

He bikes to work year-round and plays daily pick-up basketball. David and Carol Myers have raised two sons and a daughter, and have one granddaughter to whom he dedicates the Third Edition of Psychology in Everyday Life.


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Catherine E. Myers

Catherine E. Myers is a Research Professor of Psychology at Rutgers University–Newark, co-director of the Memory Disorders Project at Rutgers–Newark, and Editor-in-Chief of the project’s public health newsletter, Memory Loss and the Brain.  Her research includes both computational neuroscience and experimental psychology, and focuses on human memory, specifically on memory impairments following damage to the hippocampus and associated brain structures.  She is co-author of Gateway to Memory: An Introduction to Neural Network Modeling of the Hippocampus and Learning (MIT Press, 2001) and author of Delay Learning in Artificial Neural Networks (Chapman and Hall, 1992).


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David Nachmias

David Nachmias is Romulo Betancourt Professor of Political Science, Tel Aviv University and Senior Fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute.


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Jenae M. Neiderhiser

Jenae M. Neiderhiser is Liberal Arts Research Professor of Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University. After receiving her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University in 1994, she joined the faculty of the Center for Family Research, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., advancing from Assistant Research Professor to Professor from 1994 to 2007. In 2007 she joined the Department of Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University and also holds the appointment of Professor of Human Development and affiliate scientist at the Oregon Social Learning Center. Neiderhiser’s work has focused on how genes and environments work together throughout the lifespan. She has had a particular focus on genotype-environment correlation and how individuals shape their own environments, especially within the family. In her pursuit of this question she has collaborated on developing a number of novel or underutilized research designs including the Extended Children of Twins and an ongoing prospective adoption study, the Early Growth and Development Study. Neiderhiser is an associate editor for the Journal of Research on Adolescence and Frontiers in Behavioral and Psychiatric Genetics and is on the editorial board of several developmental psychology journals.


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Matthew K. Nock

Matthew K. Nock is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Laboratory for Clinical and Developmental Research at Harvard University. He received his BA from Boston University and his PhD in psychology from Yale University in 2003 and completed his clinical internship at Bellevue Hospital and the New York University Child Study Center. His research is aimed at advancing the understanding of why people behave in ways that are harmful to themselves, with an emphasis on suicide and other forms of self-harm. His research is multidisciplinary in nature and uses a range of methodological approaches to understand better how these behaviors develop, how to predict them, and how to prevent their occurrence. His work has been recognized through the receipt of four early career awards from the American Psychological Association, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the American Association of Suicidology; in 2011 he was named a MacArthur Fellow. In addition to conducting research, he has been a consultant and scientific advisor to the National Institutes of Health, the World Health Organization’s World Mental Health Survey Initiative, the American Psychological Association, and the American Psychiatric Association DSM–5 Childhood and Adolescent Disorder Work Group. At Harvard, he has received several teaching awards including the Roslyn Abramson Teaching Award and the Petra Shattuck Prize.


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