We are proud to announce that the Department of Psychology at Giessen University, Germany, awarded the Kurt-Koffka medal to Prof. Dr. Karen E. Adolph, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at New York University.
The Kurt-Koffka award is meant to honor scientists who advanced the fields of perceptual or developmental psychology to an extraordinary extent. The award honors Kurt Koffka, who is well known as a pioneer of Gestalt Psychology, particularly in the fields of perception and child development. Koffka worked in Giessen for 16 years, from 1911 to 1927.
This was the 12th time that the Kurt-Koffka medal has been awarded. In a ceremony that took place on May 29, 2018, Prof. Adolph was honored for her work on infant perceptual and motor development. The committee for the Koffka medal of Giessen University greatly appreciated the remarkable extent to which Prof. Adolph has advanced both the fields of developmental and perceptual psychology. Prof. Adolph's findings have had an outstanding impact on our understanding of the scope of motor development.