Rice psychologist Bryan Denny named Rising Star

Bryan Denny, an assistant professor in Rice University’s Department of Psychological Sciences, has been named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science (APS).

Bryan Denny. Photo credit: Rice Department of Psychological Sciences.

Bryan Denny. Photo credit: Rice Department of Psychological Sciences.

The APS Rising Star designation is presented to outstanding members in the earliest stages of their research careers after earning Ph.Ds. Drawing its name from an Observer editorial series featuring exemplary new psychologists, the designation recognizes researchers whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions.

“I’m honored to receive this recognition and be part of such a strong department,” said Denny, whose field of study involves emotion regulation and how changes in emotion impact mental and physical health. He joined Rice in 2016.

Rising Star designees are evaluated for their promise of excellence in research based on the following criteria:

  • Significant recognitions.
  • Significant publications.
  • Significant discoveries, methodological innovations or theoretical or empirical contribution.
  • Work with potentially broad impact.

For more information on the award, visit https://bit.ly/2RGg0WJ.

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