The APS Mentor Award recognizes psychology researchers and educators who have shaped the future directions of science by fostering the careers of students and colleagues.
A mentor can be many things: That professor or advisor who made a special effort, transforming our career paths; that inspirational researcher who influenced a larger group of scientists through broader efforts, such as leading an organization or laboratory, or through lecturing and conducting seminars and workshops. There may be other models as well, including for undergraduate institutions and applied settings.
The APS Mentor Award honors the importance of mentoring in our field as well as the dedication and impact of individuals with a distinguished record of teaching, advising, and encouraging students and colleagues. The APS Mentor Awards are presented each year at the APS Annual Convention.
APS’s lifetime achievement awards are not exclusive. In other words, an exceptional psychological scientist might be awarded all of them.
Serena Chen - The first Asian American chair of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, Serena Chen mentors through her amazing work in several domains as well as her collaborations with her students and colleagues, including junior faculty members.