Caren Rotello, professor and chair of the department of psychological and brain sciences, has been elected a fellow of the Society of Experimental Psychologists (SEP).
Founded in 1904, SEP is described as “the oldest and most prestigious honorary society in psychology.” SEP admits only a handful of leading experimental psychologists in North America as members each year. With a current membership of 220 individuals, they represent about 5-10 percent of practicing experimental psychologists. Members have expertise in several areas, including experimental, cognitive, perceptual, behavioral, developmental and social psychology, and neuroscience.
SEP holds annual spring meetings at a host university featuring presentations and discussions of papers authored by society members. The society also grants two awards each year: the Howard Crosby Warren Medal for substantial advances in experimental psychology over the last five years, and the Norman Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award given to senior members with an excellent history of contribution to the field of experimental psychology.