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Named APA Distinguished Scientist Lecturer
Michael Turvey, professor of psychology, has been selected to serve as one of four American Psychological Association (APA) 1998 Distinguished Scientist Lecturers.
Now in its ninth year, the distinguished scientist lecture program was created by the APA's Board of Scientific Affairs with the support of the regional association presidents to promote scientific psychology. Turvey and the three other distinguished lecturers will speak at APA regional meetings during 1998.
Turvey, who is internationally recognized, studies perception and the control of movement.
He is scheduled to speak about dynamical themes in perception and action at the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA) meeting, March 25-28, 1998 in Mobile, Ala.
Beginning in the late 1970s, through research on the writing systems of English and Serbo-Croatian conducted at UConn, the University of Belgrade and the Haskins Laboratories in New Haven, Turvey also has made significant contributions to understanding the processes that underlie reading.
He has published more than 200 research and theoretical papers and a book.
Turvey was named a 1994-1997 Distinguished Alumni Professor at UConn for his excellence in teaching, his international reputation and his scholarship.