Distinguished Contribution to Psychology in the Public Interest Award for 1978

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journal abstractThe first annual Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest was presented to Kenneth B. Clark at the APA Annual Convention in Toronto. This award was established to recognize the person (or persons) who has advanced psychology as a science and/or profession by distinguished contributions in such areas as the identification or solution of significant social problems; unusual initiative or dedication in activity that makes psychology more accessible in meeting client and/or community needs; and the integration of psychology with social action. Clark received a check for $1,000 and an engrossed citation of his contributions. The presentation of the award was made by Hannah Levin, past Chair of the Board of Social and Ethical Responsibility for Psychology and member of the Committee on Psychology in the Public Interest Awards. Other members of the Committee are Wilbert J. McKeachie (Chair), Theodore H. Blau, Donald T. Campbell, Bernard W. Harleston, and Helen T. Nash. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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