The Gerontological Society of America has chosen Oregon State University's Dr. Karen Hooker and Northwestern University's Dr. Dan McAdams as the 2005 recipients of the Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award. This distinguished honor recognizes insightful and innovative publications on aging and life course development in the behavioral and social sciences.
The award presentation will take place at GSA's 58th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held from November 18th-22nd, 2005 in Orlando, FL. The actual conferral will occur on Sunday the 20th at 12:15 p.m. at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort. The meeting is organized to foster interdisciplinary interactions among clinical, administrative, and research professionals in the field of gerontology.
The duo was selected for their paper, "Personality Reconsidered: A New Agenda for Aging Research." The award committee chose this particular work because it showed innovation in offering a new model of personality that has great potential to stimulate research in the area and integrate the conceptual and empirical work from the fields of personality, life-span development, and gerontology.
The Kalish Award is underwritten by Baywood Publishing Company, with whom Dr. Kalish was long associated. Any empirical or conceptual publication that represents state-of-the-art thinking in aging and life course development is eligible for the award, provided it is in English and was published in the last three years.
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