Master Lectures Set for 1997 Convention in Chicago


The Board of Scientific Affairs has named five distinguished psychologists to be the 1997 Master Lecturers. BSA selected psychologists who are preeminent in five core areas that reflect the breadth of scientific psychology. This year's Master Lecturers, their areas of research, and the titles of their addresses are as follows:

Jacob Cohen, PhD (applied, psychometrics), Professor Emeritus of Psychology at New York University, will discuss 'Much Ado About Nothing.' Dr. Cohen is a data analysis and research methodology consultant to the HIV Research Center and the Schizophrenia Research Center, both at Columbia University. He is Past President of the Society for Multivariate Experimental Psychology and, in 1993, he received the Sells Lifetime Achievement Award.

Lewis R. Goldberg, PhD (personality), Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon and Research Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute, will present 'Personality Structure and Measurement.' Dr. Goldberg served as Chair of the APA Task Force on Honesty and Integrity Testing and is Past President of the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology.

William Greenough, PhD (biopsychology--animal and human), Professor of Psychology and Professor of Cell and Structural Biology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will talk about 'Memory Storage as Brain Adaptation: Links From Cells to Behavior.' Dr. Greenough was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1992. He serves on the Advisory Committee of the National Science Foundation Biological Sciences Directorate and on the Editorial Committee for Annual Review of Psychology.

Vickie M. Mays, PhD (health and behavioral medicine), Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, will discuss 'Warning Label: Racism, Sexism, and Poverty Are Bad for Your Health.' Dr. Mays has served as an advisor to the Center for Women's Policy Studies' HIV and Women Advisory Group and on the Advisory Committee of the Research Center for Minority Institutions. She is a member of the American Public Health Association, Society for the Analysis of African-American Public Health Issues, and American College of Epidemiology.

Henry Roediger, PhD (cognition and human learning), Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Washington University, will present 'Illusions of Memory: Remembering Events That Never Happened.' Dr. Roediger's research has focused on human learning and memory. He was the founding editor of Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, is a member of the Society of Experimental Psychologists, and held a Guggenheim Fellowship from 1994 to 1995.




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