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Linda B. Smith


Dear colleagues,

We are proud to announce that the Department of Psychology at Giessen University, Germany, awarded the Kurt-Koffka-Medal to Prof. Dr. Linda B. Smith, Professor of Psychology and Brain Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington.

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 14th time that the Kurt-Koffka-Medal has been awarded. In an online ceremony that took place on July 7, 2021, Prof. Smith was honored for her work on children’s perceptual, cognitive, and language development. The committee for the Kurt-Koffka-Medal of Giessen University greatly appreciated the remarkable extent to which Prof. Smith has advanced both the fields of developmental and perceptual psychology. Prof. Smith's findings have had an outstanding impact on our understanding of children’s cognitive development.


On behalf of the nominating committee for the Kurt-Koffka-Medal,

Prof. Dr. Gudrun Schwarzer, Department of Psychology