Jacoby wins lifetime achievement award for contributions to experimental psychology


The Experimental Psychology Division (Division 3) of the American Psychological Association (APA) has awarded its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award to Larry L. Jacoby, PhD, an internationally recognized scholar of human memory and a professor of psychology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.

In a career spanning more than four decades, he has made numerous influential contributions to both cognitive and social psychology, especially in the areas of human memory and cognitive aging.

Jacoby is one of the world’s foremost researchers on the differences between consciously controlled and automatic memory processes, a distinction that’s useful for better understanding of age-related differences in memory performance and for improved diagnosis and treatment of memory deficits. He earlier received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Psychological Science and from the Society of Experimental Psychologists.