The Allen L. Edwards Lectureship

Allen L. Edwards

Professor Allen Edwards was affiliated with the University of Washington Department of Psychology for half of a century, from his arrival in Seattle in 1944 as an Associate Professor to his death in 1994. Edwards was an outstanding teacher, researcher, and writer who is credited with changing the way modern psychological research is conducted by introducing modern statistical techniques into the science. Three of his seven books are considered landmarks in the field.

Edwards is also known for developing personality tests, in particular the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule (EPPS), which was designed to eliminate the test-taker's bias toward socially desirable answers. Edwards endowed the Edwards Lectureship to bring nationally and internationally renowned psychologists to campus for short visits to interact with faculty and students. The first Edwards Lecture was delivered by Professor Mark Pagel of University of Reading, England, on May 24, 1999. Pagel was a student of Edwards and holds a Ph.D. degree from the UW Psychology department. Since the inaugural Edwards Lecture, we have hosted an impressive list of distinguished speakers.


Eliot Brenowitz,University of Washington
René Hen,Columbia University
Jessica Sommerville,University of Washington
Tamar Kushnir,Cornell University


Mary Larimer,University of Washington
Robert Turrisi,Pennsylvania State University
Sheri Mizumori,University of Washington
Michael Yassa,University of California, Irvine
Yuichi Shoda,University of Washington
David Laibson,Harvard University


David Gire,University of Washington
Rajesh Rao,University of Washington
Geoffrey Boynton,University of Washington
Geoffrey Boynton with Michael May,sight recovery patient
Katie McLaughlin,University of Washington
Charles A. Nelson III, Harvard University


Stephanie Fryberg, University of Washington
Barbara Rogoff, University of California, Santa Cruz
Marsha Linehan, University of Washington
Martin Bohus, Central Institute of Mental Health Mannheim
Wendy Stone, University of Washington
David Mandell, University of Pennsylvania


Anthony Greenwald, University of Washington
Jerry Kang, University of California, Los Angeles
Shannon Dorsey, University of Washington
Kathryn Whetten, Duke University
Kristina Olson, University of Washington
Michelle Hebl, Rice University


Chantel Prat, University of Washington
Randall O'Reilly, University of Colorado, Boulder
Jeansok Kim, University of Washington
John O'Doherty, California Institute of Technology
Susan Joslyn, University of Washington
David Budescu, Fordham University


Cathleen Moore, University of Iowa
Brian Nosek, University of Virginia
Richard Gonzalez, University of Michigan
David Belin, University of Poitiers, France
A. David Redish, University of Minnesota
Lynne Cooper, University of Missouri, Columbia
Elizabeth Loftus, University of California, Irvine
Laurence Steinberg, Temple University
Scott Sampson, Denver Museum of Nature & Science


Karen Dobkins, University of California-San Diego
Sally Ozonoff, University of California-Davis
Michael Morgan, Washington State University-Vancouver
Jessica Tracy, University of British Columbia
Sian Beilock, University of Chicago
Andrew Barto, University of Massachusetts
Harold Zakon, University of Texas
Art Shimamura, University of California-Berkeley
Daphne Bavelier, University of Rochester
Daphna Shohamy, Columbia University 
Richard Fay, Loyola University, Chicago


Mark Brandon, Boston University
Jake Hinman, University of Connecticut
Stan Floresco, University of British Columbia
Michael Davis, Emory University and Yerkes National Primate Center, Atlanta, Georgia
C. Daniel Salzman, Columbia University 
Anthony Movshon, New York University
Robert Krueger, University of Minnesota
Angela Brown & Delwin Lindsey, Ohio State University
Manuela Barreto, Centre for Social Research and Intervention, Lisbon, Portugal
Craig Van Dyke, University of California-San Francisco
Linda Tropp, University of Massachusetts
Alice Eagly, Northwestern University
Pat Levitt, University of Southern California


Steve Hollon, Vanderbilt University
Paul Frick
, University of New Orleans
Yong Zhao
, Michigan State University
Rebecca R. Saxe
, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michael H. Goldstein
, Cornell University
Phil Fisher
, University of Oregon
Bruce Compas
, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
Sian Beilock
, University of Chicago
Jonathan Evans
, University of Plymouth, UK (Professor Emeritus)
Andrea Stocco
, Carnegie Mellon University
Sheldon Cohen
, Carnegie Mellon University
Michael Posner
, University of Oregon (Professor Emeritus)
David Burr
, Università di Firenze, Florence
Kurt Fischer and Todd Rose
, Harvard University


Alex B. Caldwell, University of California-Los Angeles (Emeritus)
Nilanjana Dasgupta, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Jean Decety, University of Chicago
Jon Krosnick, Stanford University
Gina Wingood, Emory University
Karen Emmorey, San Diego State University
Jennifer Fewell, Arizona State University
Judson Brewer, Yale University
Mary Koss, University of Arizona


Patrick Tolan, University of Illinois-Chicago
John Byers, National Science Foundation
Lisa Cooper, John Hopkins University
Derek Bickerton, University of Hawaii (Emeritus)
Diane Gooding, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thomas A. LaVeist, Johns Hopkins University
Thomas M. Skovholt, University of Minnesota
Marcus E. Raichle, Washington University in St. Louis
William A. Searcy, University of Miami
Michael A. Webster,University of Nevada-Reno
Dedre Gentner, Northwestern University
Carol S. Dweck, Stanford University
Alison Gopnik, University of California-Berkeley
Spencer Kelly, Colgate University
Andrew J. Fuligni, University of California-Los Angeles
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, University of Southern California
Rena Subotnik, American Psychological Association
John S. Werner, University of California-Davis
James A. Coan, University of Virginia


Melanie Killen, University of Maryland
Judy DeLoache, University of Virginia
Barbara Stanley, New York State Psychiatric Institute
Mel Goodale, University of Western Ontario
Ricardo Munoz, University of California-San Francisco
Gail Heyman, University of California-San Diego 
Mark Sabbagh, Queen’s University
Rand Conger, University of California-Davis
Marilynn Brewer, Ohio State University


Joseph Trimble, Western Washington University
Richard Bryant, University of New South Wales
Susan Tapert, University of California-San Diego
Judy Auerbach, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research
Alan Kamil, University of Nebraska
Walter Mischel, Columbia University
John Serences, Salk Institute for Biological Studies


Peter Slater, University of St. Andrews, UK
Geoffrey Boynton, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Keith Whitfield, Pennsylvania State University
John Cacioppo, University of Chicago
Issac Marks , University of London


Megan Gunnar, University of Minnesota
Robert Sternberg, Yale University
Elena Grigorenko, Yale University
Michael Ryan, University of Texas
Ed Diener, University of Illinois
Steven C. Hayes, University of Nevada
Michael Lewis, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Stanley Sue, University of California-Davis
Susan Fiske, Princeton University
Margaret Beal Spencer, University of Pennsylvania


Jerome Kagan, Harvard
Nancy Kanwisher, MIT
Patricia Devine, University of Wisconsin
Lynne Houck, Oregon State University
Robert Bjork, UCLA
Brian Wandell, Stanford
Lawrence Parsons, University of Texas Health Science Center
Nancy Gonzales, University of Arizona


Stephen Hinshaw, University of California-Berkeley
Gail Patricelli, University of Maryland
Roy Baumeister, Case Western Reserve University
Curtis Bell, Neurological Sciences Institute, Beaverton, OR
Warren Holmes, University of Oregon
Richard G. M. Morris, University of Edinburgh
Daniel M. Wegner, Harvard
Albert Bandura, Stanford
Yavin Shaham, National Institute of Drug Abuse
Tom Borkovec, Pennsylvania State University
Carolyn Cowan, University of California-Berkeley
David Crews, University of Texas at Austin
Michael Tomasello, Max Plank Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Herbert Quay, Florida State University


Mary Rothbart, University of Oregon
Sir Michael Rutter, Institute of Psychiatry - London, UK
Mahzarin Banaji, Yale University
Keith Holyoak, University of California-Los Angeles
Edna Foa, University of Pennsylvania
Donald Kroodsma, University of Massachusetts
Alfredo Kirkwood, The Johns Hopkins University
David Sherman, University of California-Los Angeles


E. Mavis Hetherington, University of Virginia
Gary Klein, Klein Associates
George Gamboa, Oakland University - Rochester, MI
Ann Masten, University of Minnesota
Tory Higgins, Columbia University
David Hamilton, University of California-Santa Barbara
Steve Lindsay, University of Victoria
Derek Bickerton, University of Hawaii-Honolulu
Terry Deacon, Boston University
John Bargh, New York University


David Barlow, Boston University
Mark Seidenberg, University of Southern California
Daryl Bem, Stanford
Judith Dunn, Institute of Psychiatry - London
C. Neil Macrae, University of Bristol
Ivan Miller, Brown University
William Follette, University of Reno
Mark Pagel, University of Reading - UK