The Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest confers the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy upon a psychologist who has made a distinguished empirical and/or theoretical contribution to research in public policy, either through a single extraordinary achievement or a lifetime of work. This contribution might include research leading others to view specific national policies differently, research demonstrating the importance of the application of psychological methods and theory to public policy, or research clarifying the ways scientific knowledge of human behavior informs public policy. In accordance with established custom, the award winner has agreed to present an address on some phase of her contribution to research in public policy at the 1992 convention. Members of the 1991 Committee on Psychology in the Public Interest Awards were Melba Vasquez, chair, G. Rita Dudley-Grant, Gerald P. Koocher, Gary B. Melton, and Robert Perloff. The awardee for this year, along with those for preceding years since the establishment of the custom, are as follows: 1988 Sandra Scarr 1989 Charles A. Kiesler 1990 John Monahan 1991 Shari Seidman Diamond.
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