UCR Psychology Professor Recognized by the American Psychological Association

Kate Sweeny honored with 2016 Distinguished Scientific Award

Kate Sweeny

Kate Sweeny

Kate Sweeny, associate professor of psychology, is the 2016 recipient of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology. The award is divided up into 10 areas of psychology, and Sweeny was recognized in the area of health psychology.  The awards are given to scientists within 9 years of receiving their Ph.D., and one award is given every other year in each of 10 areas of psychology. Sweeny focuses her research in two areas: how people cope with uncertain waiting periods and how doctors should talk to their patients.

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