David Kenny receives APA Award

Professor Kenny stands outside on University of Connecticut's campus

David Kenny, a professor of psychological sciences at the University of Connecticut, will receive the 2019 American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions for his research paper “The moderator–mediator variable distinction in social psychological-research — conceptual, strategic, and statistical considerations.”

David Kenny, a professor of psychological sciences at the University of Connecticut, will receive the 2019 American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions for his research paper “The moderator-mediator variable distinction in social psychological-research — conceptual, strategic, and statistical considerations.” His research paper, co-authored by Reuben Baron who is also a professor of psychological sciences at the University of Connecticut, ranks number 33 among the 100 most highly cited research papers of all time. Citations are the primary way by which authors give credit to the source of their methods, ideas, and findings and are sometimes used to help estimate a paper’s significance. Kenny’s paper has been cited over 20,000 times since its publication. Kenny joins UConn psychology faculty Jules Rotter and Al Liberman, who are past recipients of this award from the APA.


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