Dr. Lauren Berger’s dissertation research titled, Unpacking the Relationship between Ethnic Identity and Adjustment among Biracials, was selected the winner in the 2017 APA Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) Jeffrey S. Tanaka Memorial Dissertation Award in Psychology competition. The APA CEMA continues to strive for increased research that will promote a better understanding of the complex issues facing communities of color (i.e., African-Americans/Blacks, Asian-Americans/Pacific Islanders, American Indians/Alaskan Natives, Hispanics/Latino(a)s). To this end, CEMA sponsors an award for the most outstanding dissertation in psychology which addresses concerns relevant to populations of color.
Dr. Berger will receive an award plaque during the 125th APA Annual Convention at the CEMA Social Hour on Thursday, August 3rd at 6pm in the Union Station room of the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC hotel.
For more information on the APA CEMA Jeffrey S. Tanaka Memorial Dissertation Award in Psychology, please visit: http://www.apa.org/about/awards/tanaka-award.aspx