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Josh Miller wins APF's Millon Award

Professor of psychology Josh Miller was awarded the 2016 Theodore Millon Award in Personality Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation:

The annual award honors an outstanding early- to mid-career psychologist engaged in advancing the science of personality psychology including the areas of personality, personality theory, personality disorders and personality measurement, according to the foundation.

As director of clinical training in the UGA department of psychology, Miller has focused his research on the idea that personality disorders can be conceived of, assessed and diagnosed using general trait models of personality—an approach that is now being recognized in the major psychiatric manuals used across the world.

Miller has applied this idea broadly but with a specific focus on psychopathic and narcissistic disorders. For instance, his research has helped delineate the core trait components of psychopathy and narcissism, and demonstrated the substantial heterogeneity that exists within conceptualizations of narcissism.


"It is great to see a recent Creative Research Medal winner like Josh receive national recognition for his work in personality psychology," said Keith Campbell, a professor and psychology department head. "This shows that UGA's best can compete successfully with the best in the nation and reinforces the strong international reputation of our department of psychology."

We echo Dr. Campbell's sentiments and congratulate Dr. Miller on this prestigious recognition. Our psychology department has a significant impact ont he lives and careers of many UGA students and its exemplary faculty is a major reason why. From cognitive neuroscience to Industrial-organizational psychology to personality disorders, the department of psychology leads with public scholarship as well as presenting reasoned expertise in the popular media. The combination epitomizes a dynamic academic unit.

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