Messages From Past Students: Diane Halpern Retirement

The video above has comments from Diane’s students, recorded at her retirement event from Claremont McKenna College.

Teaching History
2018 2018 Visiting Professor Chinese University of Hong Kong
2008 William James Distinguished Lecture Award,
Awarded by: American Psychological Society Two psychologists are selected each year to present lectures at regional psychological association meetings
2007 Society for the Teaching of Psychology,
Presidential Citation
In recognition of significant career contributions to the Teaching of Psychology
2006 Ida Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor Award
University of Iowa
2005 Psi Chi Distinguished Member
One of 25 that have been awarded in the 76 years of Psi Chi
2004 Honorary Doctorate, Doctor of Humane Letters (Ph.D.)
Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, CA
“Mount St. Mary’s College Upon the recommendation of the board of Trustees Confers on Diane F. Halpern for her esteemed leadership as president of the American Psychological Association, and as director of the Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children at Claremont McKenna College; for her exemplary dedication to American higher education; for her extraordinary achievements as a professor of psychology, and as a researcher, scholar, and community leader; for he accomplished work as an author of books and articles; and for her compassion as a human being, which has improved the lives of so many, the degree of Doctor of Human Letters, honoris causa with all the Rights, Privileges and Honors.”
2003 Distinguished Alumni Award
McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, University of Cincinnati
2002 Western Psychological Association Outstanding Teaching Award
1999-2000 Wang Family Excellence Award
Cash award for professional excellence. Selected from among 10,000 eligible faculty members in the California State University system (all faculty in the Social Sciences on all campuses).
1998-1999 American Psychological Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching
Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.
1998 Eminent Women in Psychology One of three female psychologists was selected annually for this recognition.
Presentation at Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.
James Madison University, Distinguished Visiting Scholar Award
1996-1997 Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training
American Psychological Association Award to recognize significant life-long contributions to teaching and learning. The first woman to receive this award.
1997 Arthur Moorefield Memorial Award
For “Exemplary Personal Faculty Development.”
1995 Rockefeller Foundation Scholar-In-Residence
Awarded for collaboration with a co-author in Russia to work at Rockefeller International Center at Bellagio, Italy.
1994 Fulbright Scholar Award
Recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Award to Moscow State University in Moscow, Russia.
1992 Birkett Williams Memorial Lecture Award
Invited address and award were given by Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, for exceptional achievement in any academic area.
1991 G. Stanley Hall Lecture
Invited lecture for the American Psychological Association. Awarded to five psychologists annually (selected from among approximately 109,000 members)
1990 Professional Growth Award, CSUSB
University award for exceptional
scholarship Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise
Cash award was given by California State University.
1989 Fellow, American Psychological Association [Divisions 1 (Society for General Psychology), 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology), 3 (Experimental Psychology), 15 (Educational Psychology), 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women), 48 (Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology, 52 (Society for International Psychology). Awarded in recognition of outstanding and unusual contributions to psychology.
1988 Outstanding Alumni Award
The University of Cincinnati. Awarded for outstanding achievement by alumni in their chosen field.
Educational Equity Award
Association of Black Faculty and Staff (for efforts on behalf of underrepresented minorities).
Silver Medal Winner
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). A national association for higher education. Award was given for recognition of outstanding teaching and research.
Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise
Cash award was given by California State University.
Professor of the Year Award
Given by the Chamber of Commerce
Outstanding Professor Award
California State University (System-wide—selected from 19 campuses; approximately 80,000 professors in 1986)
1985 Outstanding Professor Award
California State University, San Bernardino

Courses Taught

  • Complex Systems in Social Sciences
  • Critical Thinking
  • Psychological Statistics
  • Statistical Package for the Social Sciences
  • Advanced Psychological Statistics (graduate)
  • Advanced Cognitive Psychology (graduate)
  • Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology (graduate)
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Experimental Methods in Cognition & Perception
  • Perception
  • Perceptual Development
  • Cognitive Influences on Perception (graduate)
  • Foundations of Learning and Memory
  • Psychology of Women
  • Topics in Psychology of Women (graduate)
  • Experimental Psychology Laboratory
  • Health Psychology (graduate)
  • Introductory Psychology