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Psychology Awards Given for Excellence in Media

August 23, 1985

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Warren Froelich, science writer for the San Diego Union, was named winner Friday of a newspaper reporting award by the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Foundation.

The 1985 National Psychology Award for Excellence in the Media is given by the two organizations for achievement in interpreting psychology to the public.

Froelich won the award for a series of articles called ″Unlocking the Mysteries″ in April 1984 exploring some of the newest discoveries about the brain made by research psychologists and others.

Psychologist Sandra Scarr received the award in the book category for ″Mother Care-Other Care″, a book that the APA said ″challenges the widely held belief that disruption of the mother-child relationship is potentially ruinous for the child.″

In the magazine category, the price was awarded to freelance writer Joseph Alper for a March article in ″Science 85″ called ″The Roots of Morality″ about the latest research and theories in the area of moral development.

In the radio category, the winner was Donna Jones of WRAL Radio in Raleigh, N.C., for her 10-part series entitled ″A Survival Kit″ exploring the psychological healing process experienced by victims of major traumas.

Producer Ene Riisna received the award in the television-film category for ″The Pain of Shyness″, a segment of ABC’s ″20-20″ show examining extreme shyness and the new psychological techniques for managing it.

In the television-drama-entertainment category, the award was given to Deanne Barkley, Philip Capice and Norman Gimbel for ″Private Sessions″, a two-hour pilot for a television series about a psychotherapist and the clients he treats.

Joel Greenberg, editor of ″Science News″ magazine, received a special award given ″to recognize a sustained and distinguished contribution made by an individual in communicating psychology to the general public.″

Each award carries a $1,000 prize and a trip to the APA convention, which began Friday in Los Angeles.

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