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Scholar Honored for Contributions to International Psychology

Fathali Moghaddam

Fathali Moghaddam

August 29, 2012 – The American Psychological Association has selected Georgetown professor Fathali Moghaddam for its 2012 Outstanding International Psychologist Award.

Moghaddam, a professor of psychology and director of the university’s conflict resolution graduate program, has research interests in how relevant Western psychology is to challenges faced by developing countries and low-income Westerners.

He also studies the psychology of political development in both Western and non-Western societies.

“I feel particularly honored to receive this international psychologist award because it underlines and is very much in line with the international mission of Georgetown as a global university that looks beyond national borders and is engaged with major challenges confronting all of humanity,” he says.

The Georgetown scholar has published about 20 books and 130 papers. He has taught courses on the psychology of globalization, intergroup relations and conflict, human rights and duties, and the fusion of neuroscience and cultural science.

“As a member of the Georgetown community over the last few decades,” says Moghaddam, “I have been inspired by our history, by my fellow faculty members, and particularly by my students, to take up pressing global issues in my research and teaching, and that is what this award is really about.”

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