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.
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.
Interview with Anne Treisman, winner of the 2009 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology.
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.
“The Lost Art of Letter Writing,” a four-movement concerto for violin and orchestra by Australian composer Brett Dean, has earned the 2009 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.
The old saying “monkey see, monkey do” also applies to human behavior, say a trio of Italian scientists who have earned the 2007 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. Researchers Giacomo Rizzolatti, Vittorio Gallese and Leonardo Fogassi have identified a “mirror neuron” system of brain cells in monkeys that also exists in humans. The […]
How do people know where they are and how they got there? Two scientists who have helped identify the brain’s mapping system earned the 2006 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. John O’Keefe and Lynn Nadel, who explained their theory in a 1978 book, “The Hippocampus as a Cognitive Map” and in later journal […]
A psychologist noted for her study of human memory and how it can be altered has won the 2005 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. The fifth awarding of the $200,000 prize for outstanding ideas in the field of psychology is to Elizabeth Loftus, whose research on false recollections and the reliability of eyewitness […]
A psychiatrist considered to be the founder of cognitive therapy — and credited with its approach of helping people learn techniques to help themselves — has won the 2004 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. The fourth awarding of the $200,000 prize for outstanding ideas in the field of psychology is to Aaron Beck, […]
Daniel Kahneman, a psychologist who won the Nobel Prize in economic sciences, earned the 2003 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology.His former colleague, the late psychology professor Amos Tversky, also received the award posthumously. Working as a team for nearly three decades, the psychologists revolutionized the scientific approach to decision making, ultimately affecting all […]