Category: Psychology

Irving Gottesman

Gottesman wins award for identifying mental illness factors

A mental health pioneer who explored the basis of schizophrenia and the way mental disorders are classified has won the 2013 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology.

Scientists’ idea helps explain ‘what and where’ people see

Friend or foe? Fast or slow? Left or right? As an object approaches, people have to assess what and where it is to know how to respond.

2011 Grawemeyer Talks

Louis Andriessen, Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, Thursday, March 31, 3 p.m., Comstock Hall, School of Music. Kevin Bales, Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, Monday, April 11, 2 p.m., Floyd Theater, Swain Student Activities Center.  Luke Timothy Johnson, Grawemeyer Award in Religion, Tuesday, April 12, 7 p.m. Caldwell Chapel, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.  […]

Scientist who helps explain self-control wins Grawemeyer Award

Good things come to those who wait. A scientist who showed that willpower can be learned–and that it carries lifelong benefits–has won the 2011 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology.

Video interview with Ronald Melzack, winner of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology

Interview with Ronald Melzack, psychology professor emeritus at McGill University in Montreal and winner of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology.

Grawemeyer Award winners to give public talks

Recipients of the 2010 Grawemeyer Awards will discuss their winning works in free, public talks at the University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary April 12-15.

Smart people can make dumb decisions, says Grawemeyer Award winner

Having a high IQ and good standardized test scores doesn’t guarantee that you will make good decisions, says the winner of the 2010 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education.

Scientist who helps explain pain wins Grawemeyer Award

A scientist who broadened the understanding of how we experience pain – and ways we can control and relieve it – has won the 2010 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology.

Video interview with Anne Treisman, winner of the 2009 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology

Interview with Anne Treisman, winner of the 2009 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology.

Theory of how brain builds images earns Grawemeyer prize

A scientist who helped explain how our brains build meaningful images from the bits of information we see has won the 2009 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Psychology.