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Psychology's Cristine Legare Recognized with Prestigious APS Award

Mon, Jan 12, 2015

The Association for Psychological Science has selected Cristine Legare as a recipient of the 2015 Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions.

Legare is an associate professor of psychology at UT Austin. She is the director of the Cognition, Culture, and Development Lab, where she studies cognitive development, cultural learning and cognitive evolution. 

The Janet Taylor Spence Award was established to recognize transformative contributions to psychological science by rising stars in the field. It celebrates the many new and cutting edge ideas coming out of the most creative and promising investigators who embody the future of psychological science.

The award recognizes young researchers who cross traditional sub-disciplinary lines in psychological science and honors contributions that reveal the organization underlying complex behavior by drawing upon multiple fields of psychological science.

The APS announcement states that the award places Legare among the brightest minds in her field, "setting an impressively high standard for the award in years to come."

To learn more about the Spence Award, click here.

Read about Legare and her research on Life & Letters.

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