The Association for Psychological Science (APS) has named UC Santa Barbara's Kyle Ratner a 2015 Rising Star. The designation recognizes outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their post-Ph.D. research careers for innovative work that has already advanced the field and signals great potential for continued contributions.
"The APS Rising Stars reflect the best and the brightest in the psychological sciences," said Pierre Wiltzius, UCSB's Susan & Bruce Worster Dean of Science. "We are thrilled that Kyle has been recognized at this early stage in his career, and we know this is one of many accolades his innovative research will receive."
Ratner, a newly appointed assistant professor in UCSB's Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, was selected for his work that melds psychological and neuroscience methods to study social perception and evaluation and their implications for intergroup relations and health.