In Honor Of


The FABBS’s “In Honor Of…” program recognizes eminent, senior scientists who have made important and lasting contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior.

Current Honoree

In Honor Of…Linda Smith, PhD
Honoring scientists who have made important and lasting contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior.

Linda Smith, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Indiana University
Linda B. Smith is an internationally recognized leader in developmental psychology and cognitive science. She is well known for her ground-breaking theoretical and empirical work on cognitive development, including comprehensive theories based on dynamic systems, and how the infant’s natural predispositions and visual world interact to guide object name learning. Taking a complex systems view, she seeks to understand the developmental process and, in particular, the cascading interactions of perception, action, and attention as they foster word learning in infants.

Smith has left an indelible mark on the field of developmental psychology. She has published more than 150 articles and book chapters on a variety of topics in perceptual, conceptual, and language development. In 1994, Smith and colleague, Esther Thelen, published the pioneering book, A Dynamic Systems Approach to the Development of Cognition and Action. This landmark volume proposed a new theory in the development of human cognition and action called dynamic systems theory. They argued that all the parts of a system work together to

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Selection Process

Is there an eminent, senior scientist to whom you would like to pay tribute, while simultaneously demonstrating your support for the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior? Through Fabbs “In Honor Of…” program, individuals can make donations that recognize senior scientists for his or her achievements and contributions.

The FABBS Foundation Board will periodically select honorees who have been nominated by their peers. These individuals will receive recognition on our website, including a biographical sketch, photograph, and listing of those who contributed to the honoree’s campaign. This is a wonderful way to pay tribute to someone who has had a lasting impact on our sciences.

We encourage you to submit nominations for the “In Honor Of…” program to the Executive Director.