Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer
Conference: Psi Chi Southwestern Regional Convention Program (2008)
The Power of Acceptance, Mindfulness, and Values
Steven C. Hayes, PhD
Department of Psychology
University of Nevada
Reno, NV 89557-0062
Dr. Steven C. Hayes is the Nevada Foundation Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada. An author of 30 books and nearly 400 scientific articles, his career has focused on an analysis of the nature of human language and cognition and the application of this to the understanding and alleviation of human suffering. In 1992, he was listed by the Institute for Scientific Information as the 30th "highest impact" psychologist in the world during 1986–1990. Dr. Hayes has been president of Division 25 of APA, of the American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology, and of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy. He was the first secretary-treasurer of APS, which he helped form. He served a 5-year term on the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse in the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and has received the Don F. Hake Award for Exemplary Contributions to Basic Behavioral Research and Its Applications from Division 25, and was awarded the Impact of Science on Application award from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis.