n the State University of new
York Potsdam Alumni Association
bestowed on a
graduate of the
for his career as a prolific author,
scholar and master teacher.
Ferraro has taught psychology at
the University of north Dakota for
more than 19 years.
n the University of nevada, Las
vegas, has given Christopher
Kearney, PhD, a Distinguished
Professor Award for his work as
a child psychologist. Kearney
directs the UnLv Child refusal
and Anxiety Disorder Clinic
and has been teaching at the
university for 21 years.
n the Gerontological Society
of America has named bob G.
Knight, PhD, of the University
of Southern California, the
next editor of the Journal of
Sciences. Knight is the former
chair of APA’s Committee on
Aging and conducts research on
stress among people caring for
family members with dementia.
n APA’s Committee on Aging
honored Anderson Dodd Smith,
PhD, of the
Award for the
and Aging at
Washington, D.C. Smith’s research
on memory and aging established
foundational structures in that field
that have stimulated research on
adult age differences in memory.
Psychologist and poet wins the Nobel Prize
tomas tranströmer of Sweden was honored
with the 2011 nobel Prize in Literature for his
surrealistic poems about the mysteries of the
human mind, which have made him one of the
most influential Scandinavian poets in recent
tranströmer was born in 1931 and earned
his psychology degree in 1956 at Stockholm
University, where he also studied literature,
history and religion. He worked as a
psychologist at the roxtuna Center for Juvenile
offenders from 1960 to 1966, but also wrote poetry. During his
career, he published 15 collected works. tranströmer is known for
crafting his poems by combining his personal experiences with his
love of music and nature. His more recent work revolves around
darker subjects, taking a deeper look at the existential questions of
life, death and disease. tranströmer has often been characterized as
a master of metaphor.
n the Society for Social
neuroscience has awarded liane
with its 2011
professor of psychology at Boston
College, does research on free
will, and cultural and individual
differences in moral cognition.
She accepted the award at the
organization’s annual meeting in