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Distinguished Professor Emeritus Simonton honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Dean Keith Simonton has been honored with the 2024 Ernest R. Hilgard Lifetime Achievement Award, bestowed by the Society for General Psychology, Division 1 of the American Psychological Association. He thus joins such past recipients as Daniel Kahneman, Janet Shibley Hyde, Philip Zimbardo, Florence L. Denmark, Scott Lilienfeld, Morton Ann Gernsbacher, Robert J. Sternberg, Linda Bartoshuk, Paul Rozin, Nora Newcombe, Gregory A. Kimble, and Hilgard himself, the inaugural honoree. Simonton will deliver his award address at the upcoming APA Convention in Seattle. He will then explain how Hilgard's introductory psychology textbook (coauthored with former UC President Richard C. Atkinson) inspired him to drop out of his chemistry pre-med major. Read more about Professor Simonton's life and career trajectory here: https://lettersandscience.ucdavis.edu/news/chemistry-genius-psychologist-who-studies-greatness-receive-lifetime-achievement-award .