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Psychology’s Kaniasty Receives Lifetime Career Award from International Organization

Dr. Krys Kaniasty received the Stress and Anxiety Research Society Lifetime Career Award during thirty-second STAR Conference, July 18–20 2011, in Münster, Germany.

STAR 2011 conference bookletThis award is presented annually to honor a current member of the STAR society who has a long and distinguished history of scientific contributions to one or more of the following areas: stress, coping, emotions, and health.

The Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR) is a multidisciplinary, international organization of researchers who share an interest in problems of stress, coping, and anxiety. Its members, from more than thirty-five countries, meet annually to exchange research findings and clinical applications on a wide range of stress, coping, and anxiety-related phenomena.

At the conference, Dr. Kaniasty also gave a keynote address entitled “Disasters or Social Catastrophes? On Social Psychological Reactions of Communities Coping with Natural and Human-Induced Disasters.” He also made two presentations: “The Link Between Received and perceived Social Support is Mediated by Social Psychological Growth Following Adversity” and “Development of the Warsaw Appraisal of Political Stress Inventory.”

Previous recipients of the award are a distinguished group that includes Charles Spielberger (1998), Ralf Schwarzer (1999), Irwin Sarason (2000), Charles Carver (2001), Stevan Hobfoll (2002), Moshe Zeidner (2003), Jeri Benson (2004), Kazimierz Wrzesniewski (2005), Esther Greenglass, Knut Hagvet (2006), Christine Schwarzer (2007), Kornel Sipos (2008), Michael Eysenck (2009), and Juhani Julkunen (2010).

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