The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) — the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of numerous prestigious journals, including Science — has named PBS professors Diane Mackie and Brenda Major among its new fellows for 2017.
This year, 396 members have been so recognized for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. New fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin Feb. 17, 2018, at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.
Diane Mackie, a professor of psychology, for distinguished contributions to the study of intergroup relations, especially the effects of moods and emotions and influences of other people and social groups.
Brenda Major, a professor of psychology, for distinguished contributions to research on the effects of discrimination and stigma, the potential for psychological resilience and for her leadership within social psychology.