M. Brewer to Head APS
OHIO STATE PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSOR TO HEAD NATIONAL ORGANIZATION COLUMBUS -- Marilynn Brewer, Ohio Eminent Scholar in Social Psychology at The Ohio State University, has been elected president of the American Psychological Society. Brewer (DUBLIN 43017), who becomes the fifth president of the APS, began her two-year term in June. The APS is a national organization of research and academic psychologists. Brewer was one of the founding members in 1989. She was elected president by the APS's membership, which currently is about 16,400. As president, Brewer said she plans to emphasize education about the role of psychology and psychological research in our society. "I think our broad presence in undergraduate education is our best opportunity for dissemination and public awareness of psychology," Brewer said. Brewer is a social psychologist who specializes in studies of social identity in organizations and in society at large. She came to Ohio State July 1, after 11 years as director of the Institute for Social Science Research at the University of California, Los Angeles. # Contact: Marilynn Brewer, 292-9460 [Submitted by: REIDV (firstname.lastname@example.org) Thu, 12 Aug 93 10:12:57 EST] All documents are the responsibility of their originator.