Michael Lewis, PhD

Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis, PhD

In Honor Of… Michael Lewis

Honoring scientists who have made important and lasting contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior.

Michael Lewis, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry
Professor of  Psychology, Education, Biomedical Engineering and Social Work
Rutgers University

Michael Lewis is University Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, and Director of the Institute for the Study of Child Development at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is also Professor of Psychology, Education, Biomedical Engineering, and Social Work at Rutgers University. In addition he serves on the Executive Committee of the Cognitive Science Center and is an Associate of the Center for Mathematics, Science and Computer Education.

He has written and edited over 35 books including, Social Cognition and the Acquisition of Self, (1979); Children’s Emotions and Moods, (1983); Shame, The Exposed Self (1992); and Altering Fate: Why The Past Does Not Predict The Future (1997), which was finalist for the 1998 Eleanor Maccoby Book Award. In addition, he has had published over 450 articles and chapters in professional journals and scholarly texts.

He also edited Handbook of Emotions (1993; 2000; 2008; 2016) which was awarded the 1995 Choice Magazine’s Outstanding Academic Book Award, The Cambridge Handbook of Environment in Human Development (2012) and Gender Differences in Prenatal Substance Exposure (2012), and has recently published the third edition of the Handbook of Developmental Psychopathology (2014). His latest book, The Rise of Consciousness and the Development of Emotional Life, was published by Guilford Press (2014) and has won the William James Book Award from the American Psychological Association.

Among his honors, Dr. Lewis is a Fellow of New York Academy of Sciences, American Psychological Association, American Association of the Advancement of Science, as well as the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. In 1995, he was ranked by a University of Notre Dame Study, number 1 in terms of the impact of scientists who are most referenced and productive in the field of developmental sciences and is currently in the top 1.5% of scientists referenced in the Social Science Index.
In addition, Dr. Lewis received the 2009 Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society from the American Psychological Association, as well as the 2012 Hedi Levenback Pioneer Award from The New York Zero-to-Three Network for his pioneering research in child development. The Society of Research in Child Development announced the 2013 award for the Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Child Development, in recognition of Professor Lewis’s lifetime contribution to the scientific body of knowledge and understanding of children’s development.

Individuals Honoring Michael Lewis: 

Ronald Barr, University of British Columbia
Jay Belsky, University of California, Davis
David Bennett, Drexel University
Linda Brinker
Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Columbia University
Peggy De Wolf
Rose DiBiase, Suffolk University
Candice Feiring, The College of New Jersey
Tiffany Field, University of Miami Medical School
Nathan A. Fox, University of Maryland
Sarah Friedman, George Washington University
Sam Glucksberg, Princeton University
Michael Lamb, University of Cambridge
J. Bruce Overmier, University of Minnesota
Ross D. Parke, University of California, Riverside
Arnold Sameroff, University of Michigan
Marge W. Sullivan, Rutgers University
Stephen J. Suomi, National Institutes of Health
Deborah L. Vietze, City University of New York, The Graduate Center
Gail Wasserman, Columbia University
John Watson, University of California, Berkeley
*Marsha Weinraub, Temple University
Thomas Weisner,UCLA
John Worobey, Rutgers University


* FABBS would like to thank Dr. Marsha Weinraub for nominating Dr. Lewis for this honor and for leading the effort.

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