David A. Kenny, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Psychology, has been selected to receive the most prestigious award in social psychology, the Donald T. Campbell Award, from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
The award recognizes his “distinguished contributions in social psychology.” Kenny is only the 20th psychologist to receive the honor since it was established
The award is named for the late Donald T. Campbell, who was Kenny’s Ph.D. adviser at Northwestern University from 1968
Kenny’s research, like that of his late adviser, centers on methods of studying social psychology. His specialty is studying couples, groups, and families.
He is recognized as a most cited author by ISIHighlyCited.com. His most cited works are statistical and quantitative in nature, and concern the process of mediation.
He is director of the Data Analysis Training Institute of Connecticut, an annual summer institute.
David Kenny, professor of psychology, has been selected to receive the most prestigious award in social psychology, the Donald T. Campbell Award.
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Kenny has also done substantial research in the area of “person perception,” on what factors lead people to agree or disagree in their perception of another person, and on what factors lead to accuracy of perceptions.
“People can be amazingly accurate with very little information,” he said, referring to an unexpected result of his research.
Kenny received the Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award at UConn in 1998. He will receive the Campbell award in January at the Society’s annual meeting.