Former Sec. of State George P. Schultz, former Senate Armed Services Committee Chair Sam Nunn, Darwin biographer Janet Browne and Linda Buck, co-winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize also are newly inducted members.
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On Oct. 11, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Connecticut, David A. Kenny, was inducted into the 228th Class of Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge, Mass.
Kenny studies person perception – how we get to know other people, and the judgments we make about other people. One area of his research is meta-perception – he studies how we come across to other people – and he has found that we underestimate the variability in the impression we make on others.
How married and dating couples perceive each other and how that changes over time is another research interest. [Click here to hear a fascinating podcast of David Kenny talking about his research. ]
Kenny is also the recipient of the most prestigious award in social psychology, the Donald T. Campbell Award, and is the author of six books.
He has written extensively in the areas of mediational analysis, interpersonal perception and the analysis of social interaction data.
He received the Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award at UConn in 1998 and is the current UConn Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Professor.
Kenny lives in Storrs with his wife, Marina Julian. His three children from his first marriage are all graduates of the University of Connecticut.
Other newly inducted members include former Secretary of State George P. Schultz; former Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sam Nunn; Darwin biographer Janet Browne, who recently spoke at UConn; and Linda Buck, co-winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.
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