2001-2002 Erlbaum Winner's Biography
The chair of the Psi Chi/Erlbaum Awards in Cognitive Science Committee, Christopher Koch, PhD, has announced the winner of the 2001-02 Erlbaum Award competition. The undergraduate student winner is Jessica Kruer of Albion College for her paper entitled "Processing Emotion Words and Emotional Expressions." Psi Chi congratulates this 2001-02 winner of the Erlbaum Award and wishes her continued success in her education and career. A cash award of $500 was presented to Ms. Kruer as the winner of this award.
Jessica Kruer, the first-place undergraduate winner, is originally from Ada, Mich. Ms. Kruer was graduated summa cum laude from Albion College in May 2002 with a BA in psychology and a concentration in human services. As an undergraduate, Ms. Kruer was active in a number of organizations; she served the campus as an academic coach, as philanthropy chair of Alpha Xi Delta sorority, and as secretary of the Albion College Psi Chi Chapter. She is also a member of Mortar Board, Sigma Xi, and Phi Beta Kappa.
Ms. Kruer is currently living in Providence, R.I., and is working as a research assistant in the Primary Care Anxiety Program research lab in Brown University's Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. In the coming years she hopes to attend graduate school and earn her PhD in clinical psychology.