New Journal Article Award Program Initiated by Division 6


At its August 1995 meeting, the executive committee of Division 6 (Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psycholgoy) decided to recognize exceptional scientists by presenting a new award annually to the authors of the best papers published in the two APA journals that represent the work of Division 6: Jounal of Comparative Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience. MaryLou Cheal, PhD, was asked to chair this project.

Commencing the new award program, Charles Snowdon, PhD, and Larry Squire, PhD, the journal editors, selected the papers they considered to be the best in 1995.

The winners for the Journal of Comparative Psychology are Todd M. Freeberg, PhD, Andrew P. King, PhD, and Meredith J. West, PhD, of Indiana University, for their article, "Social Malleability in Cowbirds (Molothrus ater artemisiae): Species and Mate Recognition in the First 2 Years of life." The paper by Juan D. Delius, PhD, and Valerie D. Hollard, PhD, of Universitat Konstanz, Germany, "Orientation Invariant Pattern Recognition by Pigeons (Columba livia) and Humans (Homo sapiens)," received an honorable mention.

The best article in Behavioral Neuroscience in 1995 was "Hippocampal and Nonhippocampal Contributions to Place Learning in Rats," by Robert J. McDonald, PhD, and Norman M. White, PhD, of McGill University. Honorable mention was given to Ludise Malkova, PhD, Mortimer Mishkin, PhD, and Jocelyne Bachevalier, PhD, of the National Institutes of Health, for "Long-Term Effects of Selective Neonatal Temporal Lobe Lesions on Learning and Memory in Monkeys."


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