Caldwell, N.J., Nov. 2, 2015 – Dr. Kenneth F. Reeve, the Alvin Calman Professor of Applied Behavior Analysis at Caldwell University, received the Distinguished Researcher Award from the New Jersey Psychological Association at its 2015 fall conference at the Woodbridge Hotel in Iselin, New Jersey, on Oct. 24.
Dr. Reeve was honored for his lifetime contributions to research. Although research didn’t initially interest him as an undergraduate psychology major, he says that in graduate school he “just fell in love with the idea of discovering what makes people do what they do.” Since then, Dr. Reeve, a resident of Chatham, New Jersey, has been an active researcher and has co-authored over 30 journal publications across a wide range of topics related to how people learn. His favorite research topic is concept formation. Recently, he and his doctoral student Leif Albright published a study investigating how college psychology majors learn statistical concepts. “I’m very fortunate to have so many opportunities to conduct cutting-edge research with my graduate students and colleagues here at Caldwell.”
The New Jersey Psychological Association is a professional organization whose mission is the advancement of psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting health and human welfare in an atmosphere that supports the diversity of its members and the society at large.