The NAS elected four psychologists to its
membership in May:
PhD, is a social
people perceive threats, especially from
African-Americans and within the
criminal justice system. Eberhardt was a
MacArthur Fellow in 2014.
a leader in the
field of cultural
on how a person’s sense of self or
agency is shaped by the many cultures
the person inhabits. She introduced
the concept of
University, is an experimental
psychologist who studies language and
cognition. An APA fellow, he’s the author
of more than 10 books, including “The
Language Instinct” and “How the Mind
Works,” and a three-time recipient of the
William James Book Prize from Div. 1
(Society for General Psychology).
• Paul Slovic,
PhD, is professor
of psychology at
of Oregon and
decision-making and risk analysis.
He and his colleagues have developed
methods to measure risk perception
among individuals, industry and society,
covering topics such as climate change
and humanitarian crises. n
Psychologists elected to National Academy of Sciences
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences Social and
Developmental Psychology and Education Section elected nine
new members in April. They are: Michelene T.H. Chi, PhD, Arizona
State University; Jennifer L. Eberhardt, PhD, Stanford University;
Jeffrey L. Elman, PhD, University of California, San Diego; M.
Magdalene Lampert, PhD, University of Michigan; Carol D. Lee,
PhD, Northwestern University; John T. Monahan, PhD, University
of Virginia; James W. Pellegrino, PhD, University of Illinois at
Chicago; Elke U. Weber, PhD, Columbia University; and Gerd
Gigerenzer, PhD, Max Planck Institute for Human Development.
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