CHP doctoral student wins another award for dissertation research

Jacqueline Maye has won a dissertation research award for her mindfulness study.

Jacqueline Maye (mentor: Michael Marsiske, Ph.D.) has won the Dissertation Research Award from the American Psychological Association (APA). Ms. Maye’s dissertation is entitled A 14 week study of mindfulness effects on attentional control in older adults. This is the latest in a series of external recognitions Ms. Maye has received for this work. Earlier awards included an NIH-funded Kirchstein NRSA predoctoral fellowship and a Summer Institute Mind and Life Fellowship.

With regard to the current Dissertation Award, the Science Directorate of the American Psychological Association sponsors an annual competition for dissertation research funding. The purpose of the Dissertation Research Award program is to assist science-oriented doctoral students of psychology with research costs. The current program includes 30-40 grants of $1,000 each, along with several larger grants of up to $5,000 to students whose dissertation research reflects excellence in scientific psychology.

The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization of psychologists in the United States, with around 117,500 members including scientists, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students.