Ludy Benjamin receives Hilgard Award for career contributions to the field of psychology

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Dr. Ludy Benjamin, Jr., professor of psychology in the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University was the 2010 recipient of the American Psychological Assocation’s Ernest Hilgard Award for Career Contributions for General Psychology.

The criteria for this award included Dr. Benjamin’s distinguished record of research and writing in the history of psychology as well as his contributions to the teaching of psychology at a national level.

Dr. Ludy Benjamin, professor of psychology.

Ludy Benjamin receives Hilgard Award for career contributions to the field of psychology

Dr. Ludy Benjamin, Jr., professor of psychology in the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University was the 2010 recipient of the American Psychological Assocation’s Ernest Hilgard Award for Career Contributions for General Psychology.

The criteria for this award included Dr. Benjamin’s distinguished record of research and writing in the history of psychology as well as his contributions to the teaching of psychology at a national level. Dr. Benjamin is the author or editor of 23 books and more than 150 journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Benjamin’s research focuses on the history of psychology in its transformation from philosophical discourse to laboratory science. He is particularly interested in the history of popular psychology in America, including the efforts of psychologists to promote their science to the public and the public’s understanding of psychology.

Dr. Benjamin received his B.A. in psychology from the University of Texas and his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Texas Christian University. He is in his 31st year at Texas A&M where he currently serves as department head of psychology in the College of Liberal Arts. Benjamin has held previous positions at Nebraska Wesleyan University and with the American Psychological Association where he was Director of Education.

Dr. Benjamin will deliver the Hilgard Award address at the August 2011 meeting of the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC.

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