The American Psychological Foundation (APF) Board of Trustees named Kathleen Corriveau, a student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, as a 2009 APF Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowship recipient. The $25,000 fellowship will support Corriveau’s research during the 2009-10 academic year.
Corriveau has a Sc.B. in cognitive neuroscience from Brown University, an Ed.M. in mind, brain, and education from Harvard, and an M.Phil. in education from the University of Cambridge. Her research investigates cues children use to determine whether an information source is trustworthy, examines how young children view a majority opinion as opposed to a minority opinion, and how they use this information when learning from adults. Corriveau has published multiple articles, made numerous conference presentations, and has served as an instructor and teaching fellow at Harvard.
Werner Koppitz made a bequest of more than $4 million to APF to support talented graduate students in child psychology in honor his late wife, Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz, Ph.D., a school and educational psychologist, who died of leukemia in 1983.
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