According to the American Psychological Foundation (APF), the Gold Medal Award for Impact in Psychology “recognizes the work of a psychologist or group of psychologists that is impactful, innovative, and transformational.”

Psychology Department Chair Priti Shah writes that "Dr. Kitayama, a socio-cultural psychologist, is known for his groundbreaking work on culture, as it is related to the self and all psychological processes that comprise it, including cognitive, emotional, and motivational processes."

Read more on the American Psychological Foundation website