Monday, July 15, 2019

Deborah Rivas-Drake’s book Below the Surface: Talking with Teens about Race, Ethnicity, and Identity wins APA award


Professor Deborah Rivas-Drake has won the Eleanor Maccoby Book Award for her co-authored book, Below the Surface: Talking with Teens about Race, Ethnicity, and Identity, published by Princeton University Press. The Maccoby Award is given by the American Psychological Association (APA) in recognition of an outstanding book in developmental psychology that has a profound effect on one or more of the areas represented by Division 7. 

Specifically, APA’s Division 7 includes areas such as promoting research in the field of developmental psychology; fostering the development of researchers through providing information about educational opportunities and recognizing outstanding contributions to the discipline; facilitating exchange of scientific information about developmental psychology through publications such as the division's newsletter and through national and international meetings; and/or promoting high standards for the application of scientific knowledge on human development to public policy issues.

As a winner, Dr. Rivas-Drake will serve as a committee chair for the 2020 award alongside her co-author, Adriana Umana-Taylor.

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