International appreciation for Eiko Fried
Eiko Fried (Clinical Psychology) was inspired by the idea of mental disorders as complex properties with "fuzzy boundaries", rather than the categorisation of psychiatric conditions. For his research he has been awarded the Janet Taylor Spence Award from the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Fried explains what this award means to him.
‘It is an enormous honor to receive an award devoted to the memory of Janet Taylor Spence.’
Eiko Fried: ‘The award is a huge honor. It reflects, in part, the hard work and long hours I’ve put into research. It reflects the support by Leiden University and other universities I worked at previously. But it primarily reflects the contributions of the amazing mentors and colleagues I got to work with in the last decade. These contributions have helped me to grow into the role of a generalist who can form bridges between specialists to leverage their knowledge. This has resulted in research that none of us could have done alone: Science is not only more fun as a team sport, but also better.'
Janet Taylor Spence was a pioneer. She is not only famous for the quality of her groundbreaking work, but also for her service to the field across a range of disciplines, including clinical psychology, personality psychology, measurement, and gender research.
APS Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contribution
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