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Joy Geng Named Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science

Professor honored for sustained outstanding contributions to cognitive psychology.

Joy Geng, a professor in the Department of Psychology and at the Center for Mind and Brain, was recently named a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) for her contributions to the understanding of human cognition.

Geng, who joined the faculty in 2008, studies how our goals and experiences interact with sensory events to determine what we perceive.

“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,” according to a description on the APS website.

She is one of 30 APS fellows on the UC Davis faculty in four departments (psychology, human ecology, human development and family studies, and psychiatry and behavioral sciences), and among eight on the core faculty of the Center for Mind and Brain.

— Kathleen Holder, content strategist for the UC Davis College of Letters and Science, wrote this article for the college news site.