Ken Dodge Awarded Prestigious John Paul Scott Award
Ken Dodge receives the 2012 International Society for Research on Aggression John Paul Scott Award in Luxembourg
The award is named in honor of John Paul Scott, one of the founders and an early president of the ISRA, whose research interests were informed by world events of his time and his concern with the possibility of reducing violence, and fostering peace. His primary interests were in behavior genetics, development, and social behavior, a diversity that represents the interests of a large number of current ISRA members. He believed in the possibility of a more peaceful world and that scientists have a responsibility to use their knowledge to contribute to these goals. The Scott Award recognizes a colleague for a lifetime or substantial contribution to aggression research.
Ken Dodge is the William McDougall Professor of Public Policy Studies and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, as well as Director of the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University. He is the first director of the Center for Child and Family Policy. In this role, he leads an effort to bridge basic scientific research in children’s development with public policy affecting children and families. The Center provides an integrated system of research, debate and dissemination, public service, and teaching, addressing issues of child and family policy.