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Fox to Receive APA’s 2017 G. Stanley Hall Award


Fox to Receive APA’s 2017 G. Stanley Hall Award

COLLEGE PARK, MD (April, 2016) – Distinguished University Professor Nathan Fox will be one of two recipients of the 2017 G. Stanley Hall Award, bestowed by Division 7 of the American Psychological Association (APA) to recognize lifelong contributions to scholarship in the field of developmental psychology. Dr. Fox will receive this honor in August 2017 at the APA Annual Convention, set to take place in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Fox is a renowned expert on human developmental neuroscience. Continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for over twenty years, Dr. Fox’s work focuses on the role of infant temperament in the development of social competence, with particular attention to the emergence of anxious behavior in children.

As reported in the December 2014 issue of The Benjamin Bulletin, since 2000 Dr. Fox has been collaborating with colleagues at Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Tulane University on the Bucharest Early Intervention Project, a long-term study examines the effects of early experience on brain and behavioral development. Dr. Fox’s unique contribution to this project has been the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electroencephalography (EEG) to examine the brain activity of children who suffered from neglect early in their lives.

Dr. Fox has been a president of the International Society of Infant Studies and APA Division 7, and he is a founding member and co-Scientific Director of the National Scientific Council for the Developing Child. He is also a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Also receiving the 2017 G. Stanley Hall Award is Dr. Grazyna Kochanska, the Stuit Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Iowa.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Fox’s work. Click here to learn more about APA Division 7.

Dr. Nathan Fox is Distinguished University Professor and chair of the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology.



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