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Barbara Held Elected as 2003 Fellow of the American Psychological Association

Story posted December 16, 2002

Courtesy of APA.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Barbara S. Held, Barry N. Wish Professor of Psychology and Social Studies at Bowdoin College, has been elected by her peers as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) for 2003.

APA Fellows are selected for their exceptional and outstanding contributions to the research, teaching or practice of psychology.

Fellows must also demonstrate the national impact of their work, such as numerous research-based publications, leadership roles within psychology or community service in their clinical practice.

Dr. Held received her degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1979, and since 1979 has been on the Bowdoin faculty. The APA salutes Dr. Held for her achievements in the field of psychology.

The American Psychological Association in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and is the world's largest association of psychologists. APA's membership includes more than 155,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 53 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial, and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare.

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