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Professor Steven Roberts and Dr. Patrick Bissett are recipients of the 2021 APS Rising Star Award

Mar 11 2021

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Professor Steven Roberts is a recipient of the 2021 APS Rising Star Award, a designation that is presented to outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their post-PhD research careers.

Dr. Patrick Bissett also is a recipient of the 2021 APS Rising Star Award. Patrick is a research scientist collaborating with Russ Poldrack, and is a rapidly emerging leader in the study of cognitive control and response inhibition.

APS Rising Stars

The APS Rising Star designation is presented to outstanding APS members in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD. Drawing its name from an Observer editorial series that featured exemplars of the exciting work being done by the field’s newest researchers, this designation recognizes researchers whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions.

Individuals being considered for Rising Star designation are evaluated for their promise of excellence in research based on the following criteria:

  • significant publications
  • significant recognitions
  • significant discoveries, methodological innovations, or theoretical or empirical contributions
  • work with potentially broad impact
  • demonstrated independence from mentors