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Congratulations to Tom Bouchard: Dunnette Prize winner!

January 29, 2018

I am delighted to announce that emeritus professor Tom Bouchard has just been awarded the Dunnette Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in the field of psychology. The prize is awarded every three years to “to honor living individuals whose work has significantly expanded knowledge of the causal significance of individual differences through advanced research, development, and/or application.” It includes a $50,000 cash award and the opportunity to present an invited address at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP). The prize was established in honor of our late esteemed teacher and mentor Marv Dunnette.

Tom’s nominators included Ian Deary, Matt McGue, Robert Plomin, Frank Schmidt (the first Dunnette Prize winner in 2015), and Nancy Segal. Among other achievements, the nominators cited Tom for advancing our understanding of human intelligence and personality through his research with twins. Tom was noted for the rigor of his science, his theoretical work that has enriched our knowledge of cognitive ability and other individual differences, his courage, and his prolific publication record.

Tom will be receiving his award at the upcoming 2018 SIOP Annual Conference in Chicago. His invited address will be delivered Thursday morning, April 19. Tom will be recognized Wednesday evening at an awards ceremony hosted by the SIOP Foundation and at the plenary session of the SIOP Conference on Thursday morning prior to his address. We hope that some of you will be able to attend!

Tom can be reached via email if you would like to send your personal congratulations.