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Suzanne R. Kirschner is Professor of Psychology at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. She has been a Visiting Scholar in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard and in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development at Tufts, and a Research Fellow in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She holds a bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College and received her doctorate from Harvard University, where she also taught. She is the author of The religious and romantic origins of psychoanalysis: Individuation and integration in post-Freudian theory (Cambridge University Press), as well as numerous articles on the interconnections between psychological theories/practices and sociocultural forces. Kirschner is co-editor (with Jack Martin) of The sociocultural turn in psychology The contextual emergence of mind and self (Columbia University Press, 2010). Currently she is studying how the neurobehavioral turn in psychology and psychiatry is affecting how people experience and relate to themselves and others. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a recipient of the American Anthropological Association's L. Bryce Boyer Award in Psychoanalytic Anthropology and the Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology's 2012 Distinguished Service Award. Kirschner is also a past president of APA's Division 24 (Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology).
Beginning in July 2013 Professor Kirschner assumed the role of Director of College Scholar Programs. These include the College Honors and Fenwick Scholar Programs, as well as the Presidential Scholars Symposium and Student Grants program.