International honour for York Professor Emeritus Juan Pascual-Leone

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Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar Juan Pascual-Leone of York’s Psychology Department, Faculty of Health, has been elected an honorary member of the Academy of Psychology of Spain (Academia de Psicología de España).

Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar Juan Pascual-Leone
Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar Juan Pascual-Leone

Pascual-Leone was one of three initial distinguished international psychologists elected to the academy. The Spanish government created the academy in 2015 with a mission to attain, promote and maintain the highest scientific, cultural and social level of psychology, as well as promote its practice for the benefit of individuals and society.

Pascual-Leone was born in Valencia, Spain. His commendation, translated from Spanish, reads: “He is an outstanding figure in the field of developmental psychology, having made important contributions on neurophysiological aspects of the theoretical framework initiated by Jean Piaget, of whom he was a distinguished disciple.”

Pascual-Leone is first author of a recently published book on his cognitive developmental theory and the research behind it, titled The Working Mind: Meaning and Mental Attention in Human Development (MIT Press).