William Booker, a graduating senior, is the recipient of the fourth annual Susan M. McHale Award, a diversity in research award.
The purpose of the Susan M. McHale Award for Outstanding Psychological Research by a Student Who Enhances Diversity is to encourage and honor students from under-represented groups who make a contribution to the advancement of knowledge of psychological science.
William received this award for his research focusing on the prediction of adolescent suicide and self-harm, particularly the influence of interpersonal stress on mental health among bisexual youth and gay men. He conducts research in Dr. Mitch Prinstein’s Peer Relations Laboratory. His nominator wrote, “Will’s emotional intelligence, sensitivity, and commitment to inclusion extends beyond his research activities into his daily interactions with lab members and makes him a delight to work with.” William was honored with the Susan M. McHale Award at the Psychology and Neuroscience Commencement Ceremony on May 13, 2018.