LAS professor named one of “100 Very Eminent Psychologists”

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Iowa State University psychologist Craig Anderson was named to an elite list of eminent psychology researchers in Archives of Scientific Psychology. He is listed under the category of “100 Very Eminent Psychologists.”

Craig Anderson has been named a "Very Eminent Psychologist" in Archives of Scientific Psychology.

The researchers identified 200 eminent psychologists of the modern era. They analyzed the psychologists’ citation impact, textbook citations and major scientific awards.

Anderson is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology, an academic unit in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He is also the director of ISU’s Center for the Study of Violence.

His 200-plus publications span a wide range of areas, including judgment and decision making; depression, loneliness, and shyness; personality theory and measurement; attribution theory; and human aggression. He is best known for his General Aggression Model, and his work on media violence. He is one of the most widely cited scholars in social psychology.

Anderson has been awarded Fellow status by the Association for Psychological Science, the Society of Experimental Social Psychologists, and the American Psychological Association, among others.

As part of the new “eminent” status, Anderson was asked to write brief accounts of his major contributions for a forthcoming book on Scientists Making a Difference: The Greatest Living Behavioral and Brain Scientists Talk about Their Most Important Contributions.

Visit An Incomplete List of Eminent Psychologists of the Modern Era for the article. Anderson is listed in Table 3.