Gert G. Wagner named APS Fellow
Association for Psychological Science Fellows are awarded for their sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology.
Gert G. Wagner, multidisciplinary social scientist and Max Planck Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development has been named Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). APS Fellows are awarded for their sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology. Wagner opened up the multi-cohort study German Socio-Economic Panel, which he led from 1989 to 2011, for psychological measures. He thereby established a data base that is much used by psychologists (e.g., it includes an item on participants‘ risk preferences that has meanwhile become a standard measure). He was also involved in many much-cited studies in the fields of lifespan developmental psychology and gerontology (e.g., as Co-PI of the Berlin Aging Study II).
The APS is an international organization that is committed to supporting academic psychology across disciplinary and geographic borders. The APS Fellow program exists since the founding of the APS in 1988. Fellows are nominated by APS members and selected by a committee.