Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions: Michael F. Scheier.

The American Psychological Association Awards for Distinguished Scientific Contributions are presented to persons who, in the opinion of the Committee on Scientific Awards, have made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to basic research in psychology. Michael F. Scheier is a recipient of the 2018 award “for significant theoretical and empirical contributions to our understanding of goal-directed behavior and self-regulation. Carver and Michael F. Scheier’s collaboration over the past 30 years has focused on control theory to explain how people self-regulate goal-directed behaviors using standards, expectancies, and feedback loops.” Scheirer’s award citation, biography, and a selected bibliography are presented here. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved)