Dr. Daniela Palombo was named a 2018 Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science (APS). The APS Rising Star designation is presented to outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their post-PhD research careers.
“It is a great honour to receive the APS Rising Star award. As an early career researcher in the initial stages of setting up my laboratory at UBC, this award came at the right time as it has fuelled my drive and determination to move the lab forward into exciting territory.”
Palombo investigates the cognitive and neural bases of autobiographical memory and the interplay between memory, imagination, and decision making. She joins past winners Andrew Baron, Kiley Hamlin, Kristin Laurin, and Joelle LeMoult as recipients of the APS Rising Star award.
Dr. Jeremy Biesanz became a 2018 APS Fellow, joining a number of UBC Psychology faculty with fellow status. Fellow status is awarded to APS members who have made sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology.
Biesanz conducts research in personality, interpersonal perception, accuracy, personality coherence, and quantitative methods. He developed the Social Accuracy Model to assess how accurately we perceive others and are perceived in return, and the process through which accurate interpersonal perception occurs.
Please join us in congratulating Drs. Palombo and Biesanz!