By Press Office 15 May 2019

A professor at Queen Margaret University (QMU) has been awarded Fellowship of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Professor Chris McVittie (PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS) is Professor of Social Psychology and Director of the Centre for Applied Social Sciences at QMU, and has been with the University for over 15 years.

Not only has Professor McVittie been awarded Fellowship of the APA, but also of its Division 5 (Quantitative and Qualitative Methods). On this latter award, Professor McVittie has the further distinction of being the first non-US resident psychologist to receive this honour.

APA is the leading scientific and professional organisation representing psychology in the United States, with more than 118,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students within its membership. APA Fellowship is granted on the basis of ‘evidence of unusual and outstanding contribution or performance in the field of psychology’.

Professor McVittie said: ”It is a great honour to have one’s work recognised by the leading international professional association. I am delighted that the APA has decided to mark my contribution to Psychology by this award of Fellowship.”

Professor McVittie will be inducted into Fellowship of the APA at a ceremony in August 2019 in Chicago, Il, US.

For more information on the APA, visit https://www.apa.org/.

 

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