Claremont, Calif. (June 16, 2014)—Pitzer College Professor of Psychology Leah Light has been elected president of the American Psychological Association’s Division 3: Experimental Psychology. Next year, Light will serve as president-elect before assuming her post as president.
An expert in memory and aging, Light’s courses at Pitzer include Memory, Psychological Statistics and Ethical Issues in Psychology. Her articles about memory, language and aging have appeared in publications such as the Journal of Experimental Psychology, Psychology and Aging, Journal of Memory and Language and Memory & Cognition. She has received multi-year grants from the National Institute on Aging. Light is a former chair of the American Psychological Association’s Publications and Communications Board and Electronic Resources Advisory Committee. She received a lifetime achievement award for her research from the American Psychological Association Division 20 (Adulthood and Aging). Light earned her undergraduate degree at Wellesley College and her PhD from Stanford University.
With nearly 130,000 members, the American Psychological Association (APA) is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the US and the largest association of psychologists in the world. The APA’s mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.