A Florida State University professor is being recognized for his contributions to the field of psychology, with a portfolio of work spanning such topics as eating disorders, depression and suicide.
Dr. Thomas Joiner, FSU's Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychology, has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award from the Association of Psychological Science. The award recognizes APS members for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the area of applied psychological research.
Nominees for the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award must be APS members whose research addresses a critical problem in society at large. The association typically selects only three recipients for the award each year from across the entire psychological science field.
"It's a validation of decades of work put in by my team and me," Joiner said. "It is a major plank in a platform from which to advocate for the point of our work, suicide prevention."