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SRCD Senior Distinguished Contributions Awardees

Established in 1977, this collection of awards recognizes SRCD members who have distinguished themselves over a sustained period of time in at least one domain of research and service. Therefore, this award is ordinarily given to more senior SRCD members.

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Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Child Development

2021

  • Carolyn Zahn-Waxler

2019

  • Edward Tronick

2017

  • Renee Baillargeon
  • Stephen P. Hinshaw
  • Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek
  • Roberta M. Golinkoff

2015

  • Marc H. Bornstein
  • Nancy Eisenberg
  • Nathan A. Fox
  • Nora S. Newcombe

2013

  • Judy DeLoache
  • Michael Lewis
  • Stephen Ceci

2011

  • Dante Cicchetti
  • Sandra Graham

2009

  • Megan R. Gunnar
  • Janellen Huttenlocher
  • Ross D. Parke
  • Mary K. Rothbart
  • L. Alan Sroufe

2007

  • Rochel Gelman
  • Qicheng Jing
  • Vonnie McLoyd

2005

  • Lea Pulkkinen
  • Arnold Sameroff
  • Robert Plomin
  • Rachel Keen

2003

  • Lois Bloom
  • William Greenough
  • Marshall Haith
  • Lee Robins

2001

  • Judith F. Dunn
  • Glen H. Elder
  • Carolyn Rovee-Collier

1999

  • Willard W. Hartup
  • Katherine Nelson
  • David N. Magnusson
  • Emmy E. Werner

1997

  • Doris R. Entwisle
  • Jacqueline J. Goodnow
  • Gilbert Gotleib
  • Gerald Patterson

1995

  • John H. Flavell
  • Norman Garmezy
  • E. Mavis Hetherington
  • Hanus Papousek

1993

  • Stella Chess & Alexander Thomas
  • Arthur Hawley Parmelee, Jr.
  • Marian Radke-Yarrow
  • Harold W. Stevenson

1991

  • Frances Graham
  • Robert Hinde
  • Harriet Rhinegold

1989

  • Jerome Bruner
  • Jerome Kagan
  • Michael Rutter

1987

  • Urie Bronfenbrenner
  • Eleanor Maccoby
  • Beatrice Whiting

1985

  • Mary Ainsworth
  • Orville Brimm, Jr.
  • Lawrence Kohlberg

1983

  • Nancy Bayley
  • Konrad Lorenz
  • Robert Sears
  • Milton Senn (special history award)

1981

  • John Bowlby
  • Eleanor Gibson
  • Barbel Inhelder

1979

  • Harry Harlow
  • Donald Hebb
  • Julius Richmond

1977 (first time)

  • Robert Havighurst
  • David Levy
  • Myrtle McGraw
  • Lester Sontag
 
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Distinguished Contributions to Public Policy & Practice in Child Development

2021

  • Michael E. Lamb

2019

  • Deborah Lowe Vandell

2017

  • Richard M. Lerner
  • Mary Bruce Webb

2015

  • Greg J. Duncan

2013

  • John Love

2011

  • P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale

2009

  • Mark T. Greenberg
  • James J. Heckman

2007

  • Sharon & Craig Ramey
  • Jack Shonkoff
  • Ruby Takanishi

2005

  • Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
  • Felton Earls
  • Frank Furstenberg

2003

  • Leon Eisenberg
  • Stephen Ceci
  • Robert McCall
  • Daniel Olweus

2001

  • Aletha C. Huston
  • Henry N. Ricciuti

1999

  • Beatrix A. Hamburg
  • Sheldon H. White

1997

  • Kenneth B. Clark
  • David A. Hamburg

1995

  • John J. Conger
  • Robert Johns Haggerty

1993

  • T. Berry Brazelton
  • Betty Caldwell

1991

  • Edward Zigler
   
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Distinguished Contributions to the Lives of Children

2013

  • Melinda Gates

2009

  • T. Berry Brazelton
  • Hilary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State
  • Robert J. Haggerty

2007

  • Peggy Charren

2005

  • Duane Alexander
  • Rosalynn Carter

2003

  • Irving Harris

1999

  • Evelyn K. Moore

1995

  • Children’s Defense Fund— Marian Wright Edelman Children’s Television workshop

 

 

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Distinguished Contributions to the Society for Research in Child Development

2019

  • Martha Zaslow

2013

  • Michael Cunningham

2011

  • J. Steven Reznick

2009

  • Algeo O. Harrison-Hale
  • Aletha C. Huston

2007

  • John W. Hagen

2005

  • Patricia Settimi

2003

  • Mark Appelbaum

2001

  • Barbara Kahn

1999

  • Alberta Engvall Siegel

1997

  • Dorothy H. Eichorn
   
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Distinguished Contributions to Education in Child Development

2011

  • Deborah Phillips

2009

  • Kathleen A. McCartney

2005

  • W. Andrew Collins

1999

  • William Kessen

1997

  • Paul H. Mussen

 

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Distinguished International Contributions to Child Development

2011

  • Patrice L. Engle
  • Stella Vosniadou

2009

  • Marc H. Bornstein

2007

  • Marinus van IJzendoorn
  • Abraham Sagi-Schwartz
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Distinguished Contributions to Understanding International, Cultural and Contextual Diversity in Child Development

2021

  • Diane L. Hughes

2019

  • Heidi Keller

2017

  • Robert N. Serpell

2015

  • Oscar A. Barbarin
  • Kenneth H. Rubin

2013

  • Patricia Greenfield
  • Velma McBride
  • Barbara Rogoff

2011

  • Michael Cole
  • Margaret Beale Spencer

2009

  • Cynthia Garcia Coll
  • Charles M. Super & Sara Harkness
   
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Distinguished Contributions to Mentoring of Developmental Scientists

2017

  • Cynthia Garcia Coll

2015

  • Todd D. Little

 

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Distinguished Contributions to Interdisciplinary Understanding of Child Development

2021

  • Patricia M. Greenfield

2019

  • Robert Crosnoe
  • Bruce J. Ellis

2017

  • Gary W. Evans
  • Thomas S. Weisner

2015

  • W. Thomas Boyce
  • Carol M. Worthman
   
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SRCD Early Career Research Contributions Awardees

Established in 2002, this award is given to SRCD members who have distinguished themselves as researchers and scholars, as evidenced through research, publications, and scholarly activity. The nominee should be no more than six years beyond the Ph.D. or equivalent degree.

2021

  • Riana Elyse Anderson
  • Eddie Brummelman
  • Daphna Buchsbaum
  • Caitlin Cavanagh
  • Steven O. Roberts

2019

  • Sarah A. O. Gray
  • Larisa Heiphetz
  • Camelia E. Hostinar
  • Matthew D. Lerner
  • Jennifer Silvers

2017

  • Cecilia S. Cheung
  • Elisabeth Conradt
  • Colleen M. Ganley
  • Katherine McAuliffe
  • Haley A. Vlach
  • David S. Yeager

2015

  • Andrea Danese
  • Anna D. Johnson
  • Darby Saxbe
  • Jed T. Elison
  • Ming-Te Wang

2013

  • Aprile Benner
  • Andres De Los Reyes
  • Jelena Obradovic
  • Jennifer Pfeifer
  • Felix Warneken

2011

  • Catherine P. Bradshaw
  • Brian M. D'Onofrio
  • Tobias Grossmann
  • Candice L. Odgers
  • Laura E. Schulz

2009

  • Carol M. O'Connor
  • Victoria Talwar
  • Noel A. Card
  • Daniel Ansari

2007

  • Simona Ghetti
  • Sara Jaffee
  • Ariel Knafo
  • Glenn I. Roisman

2005

  • Amanda Rose
  • Ulrich Muller
  • Qi Wang
  • Robert Crosnoe

2003

  • Ariel Kalil
  • John Spencer
   
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SRCD Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Awardees

Created in 2008, the SRCD Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Awards are given for dissertations completed in the previous year that are unusually noteworthy.  This award comes with a $500 honorarium and nominations are submitted by the mentor of the dissertation thesis.

2021

  • Lorena Aceves
  • Josefina Bañales
  • Fernanda L. Cross
  • Brie M. Reid

2019

  • Fiorella L. Carlos Chavez
  • Adam D. Fine
  • Lisa B. Hurwitz
  • Judith C. Scott

2017

  • Arya Ansari
  • Chelsea L. Derlan
  • Emily Fyfe
  • Julian Jara-Ettinger
  • Jessica P. Lougheed
  • Kristen Tummeltshammer

2015

  • Natalie H. Brito
  • Camelia E. Hostinar
  • Sergey Kornilov
  • Laura Kurdziel
  • Yalda T. Uhls

2013

  • Rachel Farr
  • Eva Telzer
  • Christina Weiland
  • David Yeager

2011

  • Krista Byers-Heinlein
  • Rachel G. Lucas-Thompson
  • Carrie L. Masten
  • Kasey C. Soska
  • Amrisha Vaish

2009

  • Jessica S. Horst
  • Felix A. Warneken

Honorable Mentions:

  • Andrea Gonzalez
  • Aaron P. Metzger
  • Brian T. Wymbs