Harold W. Stevenson
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
The Association for Psychological Science names Harold W. Stevenson as a William James Fellow in recognition of his distinguished achievements in psychological science.
For 4 many years Harold W. Stevenson has been an immensely productive developmental psychologist, making essential conceptual and empirical contributions to the understanding of kids’s studying. His earlier work concerned a collection of hanging contributions by means of the experimental research of studying processes in youngsters, with particular focus upon the influence of social and tangible rewards, the impact of failure and/or anxiousness, central vs. incident content material studying, and visible (tv, movie) show studying. More not too long ago, he has performed ground-breaking cross-national analysis illuminating youngsters’s cognitive improvement and college achievement in the framework of the particulars of faculty, household, and cultural expertise. In doing so, his colleagues and college students have succeeded in overcoming extraordinary methodological and pragmatic obstacles, producing a singular, wealthy and nonetheless accelerating treasure of rigorous information and compelling insights. These findings have spoken eloquently to essential points in the American Okay-12 instructional system. In this realm, in addition to in his management roles in the Bush Program on Child Development and Social Policy and quite a lot of nationwide and worldwide organizations, he has each insisted on and persuasively demonstrated the relevance of developmental sciences to public coverage, and thus to the lives of kids.
For his many years of highly effective contributions to the understanding of each the intrinsic processes and contextual shaping of kids’s studying and college achievement, for his important function in the evolution of cross-cultural research in developmental psychology, and in forwarding the dialogue between developmental psychology and public coverage, Harold W. Stevenson is acknowledged as a frontrunner in psychological science.