Dr. Marion K. Underwood, a professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), has been awarded Fellow status with the Association for Psychological Science (APS), a prestigious group dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology.
Fellow status is given to prominent psychologists who have made sustained, outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in such areas as research, teaching, service and application.
Underwood, a nationally recognized authority on aggression among girls and a former teacher of the year at UTD, recently received a $597,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the origins, development and outcomes of social aggression in children. Underwood earned her Ph.D. in child clinical psychology from Duke University. Her approach to understanding gender and aggression is described in her recent book, Social Aggression among Girls.
APS, formerly known as the American Psychological Society, is a nonprofit organization that promotes, protects and advances the interests of scientifically-oriented psychology in research, application, teaching and the improvement of human welfare. APS has more than 14,000 members and was founded in 1988 by a group of psychologists interested in advancing scientific psychology at the national level.