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  • Ross Thompson receives Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award

    May 06, 2011

    Ross Thompson, professor of psychology — “Few academics have made such important contributions to public policy for children,” three of his colleagues wrote in nominating Thompson. The internationally acclaimed developmental psychologist has worked to translate his work for policy makers, writing on the implications of developmental research on issues such as divorce and custody policy, welfare reform, child care and grandparent visitation rights. He has worked for several years with the California Department of Education to develop preschool learning standards that predict school readiness.