Michael Lewis

Michael  Lewis

Michael Lewis is a University Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, as well as the Director of the Institute for the Study of Child Development. He is also a professor at Rutgers University, where he teaches psychology, education, cognitive science, and biomedical engineering. Dr. Lewis has written or edited over 35 publications, including Social Cognition and the Acquisition of Self (1979), Children's Emotions and Moods: Developmental Theory and Measurement (1983), Shame: The Exposed Self (1992), and Altering Fate: Why the Past Does Not Predict the Future (1997). He edited the 2nd edition of the Handbook of Developmental Psychopathology (2001) and the 3rd edition of the Handbook of Emotions (2009). He just received the American Psychological Association's Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society.