Category: Psychology

2018 winner presentations will be in April

The 2018 winners of the Grawemeyer Award will be in Louisville in April to give free, public presentations about their award-winning ideas. Here’s the schedule: April 10 – Scott Straus, Ideas Improving World Order, Chao Auditorium in Ekstrom Library, 1 p.m. April 10 – Sara Goldrick-Rab, Education, Chao Auditorium in Ekstrom Library, 5 p.m. April […]

Robert Sternberg wins Grawemeyer Award for Psychology

Robert Sternberg’s “successful intelligence” idea aims to broaden how students are tested and taught. Sternberg, a professor of human development, was selected for the prize for his view that intelligence encompasses several components that help people succeed in different ways in their own environments. Read More…

2018 Grawemeyer Award winners to be announced

The University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary will announce the 2018 winners of five Grawemeyer Awards beginning Nov. 27. UofL presents the annual prizes for innovative ideas and outstanding works in music composition, world order, psychology and education and gives a religion prize jointly with Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Recipients will be named on […]

Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Where We Are, Where We Were and Where We’re Going

The 2017 Grawemeyer Awards Lecture Series presents Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Where We Are, Where We Were and Where We’re Going Marsha Linehan Winner of the 2017 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology April 20, 2017, 12 p.m. Strickler Hall, Middleton Auditorium Dr. Linehan will discuss her groundbreaking Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which balances acceptance and commitment to change […]

2017 Grawemeyer Awards Lecture Series

  The Grawemeyer Awards program pays tribute to the power of creative ideas, emphasizing the impact a single idea can have on the world. The 2017 recipients will visit Louisville in April to discuss their award-winning ideas.   The schedule for the 2017 Grawemeyer Awards Lecture Series (view flyer), which is free and open to […]

“Mysteries of Human Memory” to air on Kentucky public television

In January, Kentucky’s PBS affiliate, KET, will air a 90-minute Grawemeyer Award in Psychology event, “Mysteries of Human Memory.” The panel discussion, held at the Kentucky Center for the Arts as part of the fall 2015 Grawemeyer Awards 30th Anniversary Celebration, features former Grawemeyer Award in Psychology winners and prominent memory experts Elizabeth Loftus, James […]

Marsha Linehan wins psychology award for Dialectical Behavior Therapy

A University of Washington psychology professor who developed a therapy to treat chronically suicidal patients and extended its power to help people with borderline personality and other disorders has won the 2017 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. Marsha Linehan, director of UW’s Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics, Center for Behavioral Technology, was selected […]

UofL, Louisville Seminary to name 2017 Grawemeyer Award winners

The University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary will announce the 2017 winners of five Grawemeyer Awards Nov. 28 – Dec. 2. UofL presents the annual prizes for outstanding works in music composition, ideas improving world order, psychology and education and gives a religion prize jointly with Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Recipients will be […]

Irving Gottesman

Irving Gottesman, 2013 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology recipient, passes away

Irving Gottesman, winner of the 2013 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology, died on June 29.  He was 85. His Grawemeyer Award-winning idea, the endophenotype concept in schizophrenia, changed assumptions about the origins of psychological disease. Gottesman is widely acclaimed for his contributions to the mental health field, which included research that uncovered a genetic link to […]

2016 Grawemeyer Award winners

2016 recipients discuss their Grawemeyer Award-winning works

“It validates these ideas and says that they really matter,” said Susan R. Holman of winning the 2016 Grawemeyer Award in Religion. “It is an incredible honor. It is an immense responsibility—a sense of how can I pay back with my life for this recognition?” Holman and her fellow 2016 Grawemeyer Award recipients—Hans Abrahamsen, Gary […]