n The Jacobs Foundation, a
Swiss organization that promotes
child and youth development
worldwide, has awarded Dante
Cicchetti, PhD, the $1 million
2012 Klaus J. Jacobs Research
Prize. Cicchetti, a professor in the
Institute of Child Development
at the University of Minnesota,
studies the consequences of child
maltreatment and neglect and the
conditions that lead to resilience.
in Head Start programs through a
five-year, $2.7 million grant from
the National Institute of Mental
Health. Results from the first two
years of the study have found
that the program is effective in
regulating children’s classroom
n The American Academy of
Arts and Sciences, one of the
is famous for his research
showing that money doesn’t buy
happiness, but close interpersonal
elected psychologist Alan
PhD, a Democrat, to the
U.S. House of
Representatives in November. Lowenthal,
who will represent the state’s 47th congressional
district, has been a member of the
California Senate since 2004.
n Stephen R. McCutcheon,
PhD, director of psychology
training programs, VA Puget
Sound Healthcare System,
in Seattle, has received the
2012 David M. Worthen Award
for Career Achievement in
Educational Excellence, the
Department of Veterans Affairs’
highest recognition of academic
accomplishments. McCutcheon is
being recognized for promoting
the development of competency-based training programs for
psychologists, which has
substantially contributed to
the quality improvement of
psychology educational programs,
both in the VA and nationwide.
n The Samaritan Institute has
given Kenneth Pargament,
PhD, of the Institute for
Spirituality and Health at the
n The University of Delaware
celebrated the career of Carroll
Izard, PhD, with a festschrift in
October. Izard, who joined the
university’s faculty in 1976, has
focused his research on the
emotional development of infants
and preschool-age children from
lower-income families. He and
his research team are currently
evaluating Izard’s 20-week
intervention program for children
Psychologists honored for inspiring former students
Several psychologists were among those recognized with Elizabeth
Hurlock Beckman Awards for inspiring their former students to make
a significant contribution to society. Each of the psychologists was
nominated by a former student. The $25,000 awards went to:
• Nancy Boyd Franklin, nominated by Jamila Irons-Johnson, PsyD.
• Edna Foa, PhD, nominated by Richard McNally, PhD.
• Richard Halgin, PhD, nominated by Robert Murphy, PhD.
• Sharon Horne, PhD, nominated by Mary Burke, PhD.
• Nadine Kaslow, PhD, nominated by Eugene Farber, PhD,
Marietta Collins, PhD, and Martie Thompson, PhD.
• Phyllis Katz, PhD, nominated by Adele Gottfried, PhD.
• Nancy Russo, PhD, nominated by Hortensia Amaro, PhD.
• Sandy Shullman, PhD, nominated by Deborah Plummer, PhD.