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David Yeager Recognized Nationally for Real-World Research

Wed, Sep 23, 2015
Photo by Bill McCullough
Photo by Bill McCullough

The University of Texas at Austin assistant professor of psychology David Yeager will receive the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Robert B. Cialdini Award for his published studies on effectively providing criticism to children of all races. 

The paper “Breaking the cycle of mistrust: Wise interventions to provide critical feedback across the racial divide” was published in The Journal of Experimental Psychology: General in August 2013.

The Robert B. Cialdini Award recognizes authors of a publication who effectively demonstrate the real-world application of social psychology through field research methods. Yeager and his research team will be honored at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Meeting in January.

Yeager, a research associate in the Population Research Center, studies adolescent development with a focus on aggression, stress and academic achievement. His methodological research investigates the role of social cognitive processes in shaping adolescents’ developmental trajectories. 

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