APA Honors School of Education Dean Isaac Prilleltensky

American Psychological Association’s Award for contributions to theory and research.

(March 14, 2011) — School of Education Dean Isaac Prilleltensky has received the American Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to Theory and Research in Community Psychology. The award is presented annually to an individual whose career of high quality, innovative research and scholarship has resulted in a significant contribution to the corpus of knowledge in community psychology.

Individuals who receive the award have met demanding criteria set forth by the APA, including a demonstrated positive impact on the quality of community theory and research; innovation in community theory and/or research—that is, scholarship of a path-breaking quality that introduces important new ideas and new findings; and a major single contribution or series of significant contributions with an enduring influence on community scholarship over time.

Throughout his prolific career as a psychologist, educator, and scholar, Prilleltensky has broken ground in developing community-based approaches to psychological and social health. He is a renowned authority on the prevention of child abuse and has written several seminal texts that strengthen the important link between psychology and social justice. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Educational Research Association, and the Society for Community Research and Action. He has published seven books and more than 100 articles and book chapters.

To see Prilleltensky’s complete bio, click here.


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