University of Massachusetts Amherst

01/26/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/26/2018 14:43

Anderson Elected Fellow of Association for Psychological Science

Daniel R. Anderson, professor emeritus of psychological and brain sciences, has been elected a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Fellow status is awarded to APS members who have made 'sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or application.'

Anderson's research focuses on children and television, particularly the cognitive and educational aspects. His published work concerns attention, comprehension, viewing behavior, and the long-term impact of television on development. His current research interests include toddler understanding of television, the impact of television on parent-child interactions, and the effects of adult background television on infant and toddler behavior.

Anderson is also a consultant, assisting in the development of children's television programs, videos and interactive electronic media. He is an advisor for applied research, strategic planning, and policy issues related to children's media, serving on several national advisory boards.

APS is an international organization committed to the advancement of psychological sciences across many disciplines. It shares innovative research findings through journal publications and conferences; cultivates new scientific perspectives and connects a global network of members. The organization also supports continued interaction with the public.