James S. Jackson, Trailblazer in Research on Race and Health (1944-2020)
September 25, 2020
James S. Jackson, a prominent social psychologist known for his path-breaking research on race, culture, and health, passed away at the age of 76 on September 1 after battling pancreatic cancer the past few years. With him at his side were his wife Toni Antonucci, Elizabeth M. Douvan Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Research Professor, Survey Research Center, and daughters Ariana and Kendra. Jackson was the Daniel Katz Distinguished University Professor ofread more
Dr. Ruby Takanishi, Founding Executive Director of FABBS – In Memoriam
September 10, 2020
With heavy hearts, we mourn the passing of Dr. Ruby Takanishi, the founding Executive Director of FABBS.
As we commemorate 40 years of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences, we will be asking the former FABBS Executive Directors to reflect on their time in the role.
We lost Dr. Takanishi before we had the opportunity to speak with her directly. Reflections for this profile were drawn from: SRCD Oral History with Rubyread more
FABBS Honors Paul Rozin
March 11, 2020
Paul Rozin is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a B.A. from the University of Chicago in 1956. As a student of Jean Mayer at Harvard University, he received his Ph.D. in Biology and Psychology in 1961. After two years as an NIH postdoctoral fellow at Harvard’s School of Public Health, he joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Rozin is a member of the Society of Experimental Psychologists, has twice beenread more
FABBS Honors Warren H Meck
February 13, 2020
WARREN H. MECKSCHOLAR, MENTOR, FRIEND17 November 1956 – 21 January 2020
Throughout his long career, Professor Warren H. Meck systematically uncovered and explained the mechanisms that allow humans (and other animals) to mark the passage of time in the seconds to minutes range – a process now known as “interval timing”. He crossed traditional disciplinary boundaries and had profound impact upon psychology, cognitive science, behavioral neuroscience, and evenread more