WWU professor and author awarded by American Psychological Association

A Western Washington University professor has been awarded by the American Psychological Association for her recent book exploring how women’s “self-silencing” across various world cultures can lead to higher rates of depression than those that are found in men.

Dana C. Jack, who is a professor of interdisciplinary studies at WWU’s Fairhaven College, received the Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award from the APA for her work, “Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World.” The book was co-edited by Alisha Ali, an associate professor of applied psychology at New York University.

Jack’s latest book is a follow-up to, “Silencing the Self: Women and Depression,” which she published in 1991.

“This is such an incredible honor – to be viewed by your peers as making a contribution in the field is just an amazing feeling,” Jack said, in a press release. “And this award is not only for me, but also for all the researchers who made the book possible.”

The professor will accept the award at the APA’s annual convention in Orlando, Fla., on Aug. 3.

For more details, read WWU’s announcement of the award.

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