Dr Sarah Stanton named Rising Star by leading psychology association

Dr Sarah Stanton has been named Rising Star from the Association for Psychological Science

Congratulations to Psychology researcher and lecturer Dr Sarah Stanton for receiving the Rising Star award by the Association for Psychological Science (APS).

It's a true honour to be named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science and to join the ranks of many scholars I've admired over the years. I hope to inspire future Rising Stars through my research and mentoring.

Dr Sarah StantonSchool of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences

APS Rising Star

According to the Association for Psychological Science, the APS Rising Star designation is presented to outstanding APS members in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD.

Drawing its name from an Observer editorial series that featured exemplars of the exciting work being done by the field’s newest researchers, this designation recognizes researchers whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions.

This is a well-deserved recognition of Dr Stanton's excellence in research, and great news for Psychology.  We're proud to have her as a colleague and delighted her hard work and dedication has been recognised by the Association for Psychological Science. 

Professor Martin CorleyHead of Psychology, School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences

Individuals being considered for Rising Star designation are evaluated for their promise of excellence in research based on the following criteria:

  • Significant publications
  • Significant recognitions
  • Significant discoveries, methodological innovations, or theoretical or empirical contributions
  • Work with potentially broad impact
  • Demonstrated independence from mentors

APS Rising Stars

About Sarah

Sarah Stanton

Dr Sarah Stanton is the Director and Principal Investigator of the HARP Lab and a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. Her research investigates the cognitive and affective aspects of close relationships and their effects on behavior, physiology, and health and well-being.

She is particularly interested in understanding how promoting positive relationship experiences benefits close others immediately and over time.

Sarah received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in 2009, and received her MSc and PhD degree in psychology from the University of Western Ontario in 2011 and 2015 respectively.

Sarah Stanton

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