2023 Authur W Staats Award

The Arthur W. Staats Lecture was established in 1997 by Peter S. Staats, MD, in honor of his father, Arthur W. Staats, PhD. Each year, the lecturer delivers an address on a body of work which has held great significance for many fields of psychology or has the potential to be extrapolated to have unifying power within the discipline of psychology as a whole.

2023 Winner

Dr. Nancy Segal

The winner of this year’s Authur W. Staats Award is Dr. Nancy Segal. Dr Segal has investigated the links between degrees of genetic similarity and the psychological characteristics and quality of relationships between identical and fraternal twins, non-twin siblings and look-alike non-siblings, reared together or apart. She is a prolific researcher who disseminates her findings in scientific venues as well in popular writings and talks. Her work creates bridges across a number of disciplinary controversies and addresses the philosophical/theoretical underpinnings of the discipline. She has demonstrated a long-term research scholarly program that is wide reaching, and she is a compelling lecturer. She embodies the goals not just of Division 1, but also of the Staats lecture, in her impressive ability to unify the diverse subdisciplines of psychology. You can read more about Dr. Nancy Segal and her work at drnancysegaltwins.org.

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