Professor Rom Harré, director of the Centre for Natural and Social Science at LSE, has been awarded a lifetime achievement award from the American Psychological Association (Division 24).
The award, established in 1998, is one of the Association’s highest awards, and recognises one of its members each year for life-time scholarly achievement.
Kareen Ror Malone, president of the Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology of the American Psychological Association explained: ‘Professor Harré’s numerous and significant contributions to psychology made him the most highly deserving recipient of this award.’
On receiving the award, Professor Harré said: 'Psychological understanding is vital in many areas of our lives, and it is cheering that the efforts my friends and I have made to reshape psychology as a science have been recognised.'
As the award recipient, Professor Harré will receive recognition at the mid-winter meeting and the annual American Psychological Association meeting in San Diego. He has also been invited to present an address, appropriately named the Distinguished Scholarly Contributor Address, at the August 2010 national convention of the American Psychological Association.