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Student Awards Archive

The psychology department awards two prizes to graduating seniors each year.  Here are the winners from recent graduating classes for the two prizes.  Links to the students’ thesis abstracts are provided where available.

Robert S. Moyer Prize in Experimental Psychology

Awarded annually to the graduating senior who, by vote of the faculty of the Department of Psychology, has completed the most outstanding experimental psychology project for a senior thesis. Funded by an endowment established by Catherine A. Lee in honor of her husband, a member of the psychology faculty for thirty-two years.

2012Meredith Greene
View the abstract for her project here.

2011: Liz Johnston
View the abstract for this project here.

2010: Katherine Downing Reilly
View the abstract for this project here.

2009: Rachel Pelle Ogilvie
View the abstract for this project here.

2007: Kathryn McGoe Doherty

2006: Julie Diane Yeterian

2004: Saul Lawrence Miller

2003: Sarah Frances Hannigen

Richard V. Wagner Prize in Psychology

This award is given annually to the graduating psychology major who, by vote of the faculty of the Department of Psychology, has completed the best thesis or project on issues related to peace, conflict resolution, or social justice. The prize was established by the psychology faculty in recognition of Professor Wagner’s thirty-four years of teaching and service to Bates, including twenty-five years as chair of the department.

2012: Alexa Hiley

2011: Kara Western
View the abstract for this project here.

2009: Isabel Smith Alexander

2008: Leah Marion Roberts

2007: Amanda Blake Peters

2006: Andrea Sue Lichtman


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