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Diane's Bio

Diane F. Halpern - Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, USA

Diane Halpern

Diane Halpern has won many awards for her teaching and research, including the Outstanding Professor Award from the Western Psychological Association, the American Psychological Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching, the Distinguished Career Award for Contributions to Education given by the American Psychological Association, the Silver Medal Award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the California State University’s State-Wide Outstanding Professor Award. Diane was president of the American Psychological Association in 2004 and is a past president of the Society for Teaching of Psychology and the Society for General Psychology. She has authored and coauthored many books. Her recent books include Thought and Knowledge: An Introduction to Critical Thinking, Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities, and Women at the Top: Powerful Leaders Tell Us How to Combine Work and Family. She recently joined Mike Gazzaniga and Todd Heatherton as the third author of the third edition of the introduction to psychology textbook Psychological Science. Diane chaired the National Conference on Undergraduate Education in Psychology, which resulted in the publication of the book Undergraduate Education in Psychology: A Blueprint for the Future of the Discipline (2009).

Diane is currently a Principal Investigator on a Department of Education Grant (with Keith Millis at Northern Illinois University and Art Graesser at University of Memphis). She is working on a project that uses principles from the science of learning and serious games that will teach critical thinking/scientific reasoning skills in a game environment.

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