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Tebes honored for contributions to theory and research in community psychology

April 01, 2015

Jacob Kraemer Tebes, PhD, professor of psychiatry (psychology), in the Child Study Center, and of public health, has received the 2015 Award for Distinguished Contribution to Theory and Research in Community Psychology.

Initiated in 1974, the award is given by Division 27 of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA): Division of Community Psychology, to an individual whose career of high quality and innovative research and scholarship has resulted in a significant contribution to the body of knowledge in community psychology.

The award will be presented to Tebes in June 2015 at the 15th SCRA Biennial Conference.

From the award citation:

"Well known for his work on the promotion of resilience in at risk populations, the prevention of substance abuse in adolescents, and the integration of cultural approaches in research and application, Jacob Kraemer Tebes, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology), in the Child Study and of Public Health, at the Yale University School of Medicine. He also is Director of the Division of Prevention and Community Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Executive Director of The Consultation Center. Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Community Psychology, he has encouraged innovative approaches to research within the discipline. He has also written on the relational and transdisciplinary nature of modern science, and the impact of philosophy of science on community psychology research. He has taught in community and clinical psychology and in prevention science, and has helped nurture a generation of scholars and practitioners."

SCRA encourages the development of theory, research, and practice relevant to the reciprocal relationships between individuals and the social system and serves many different disciplines that focus on community research and action. Its members are committed to promoting health and empowerment and to preventing problems in communities, groups, and individuals.

Submitted by Shane Seger on April 01, 2015