Vonnie McLoyd was named the 2024 recipient of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Atkinson Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences. According to NAS, this award is presented to "honor significant advances in the psychological and cognitive sciences with important implications for formal and systematic theory." NAS also shared that "McLoyd has made outstanding contributions as a scholar, mentor, and leader, and through both her empirical and conceptual work, has advanced the standards for developmental psychologists doing scientific work on topics such as poverty, race, family structure, and neighborhoods."


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