John Cacioppo, the Tiffany & Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Psychology, will be presented the prestigious 2018 American Psychological Science William James Fellow Award at their annual meeting next May.
Cacioppo is renowned as one of co-pioneers of the field of social neuroscience and through his research, has made innovative discoveries about how the physiology of the brain is impacted by social influences and how social interactions can be impacted by physiology. His research focuses on perceived social isolation (human loneliness) and the social brain. He is the director of the Center for Cognitive & Social Neuroscience and the chair, Social Psychology Program at the University of Chicago.
The APS William James Fellow Award honors APS Members for their lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology. The award is named for William James, referred to as the father of modern psychology. He was one of the most influential pioneer theorists in psychology. The 2018 recipients of the James Award will be honored at the May 2018 APS Convention in San Francisco, California.