Honoring Our Scientists

The FABBS Foundation’s “In Honor Of...” program recognizes eminent, senior scientists who have made important and lasting contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior.

Current Honoree


Marcia K. Johnson, PhD

Professor of Psychology, Yale University

Marcia K. Johnson is a Sterling Professor of Psychology at Yale University, among the highest honors bestowed on Yale faculty.

Marcia was born in Alameda, California, went to public schools in Oakland and Ventura, and, having sampled classes from many of California’s excellent and then nearly free campuses of public higher education, received her B.A. (1965) and Ph.D. (1971) from UC Berkeley. She moved to Long Island in 1970 for her first faculty position at The State University of New York at Stony Brook, was recruited to Princeton University in 1985, and to Yale in 2000. She was also a Visiting Scientist at the Memory Disorders Research Center at the Boston Veterans Affairs Medical Center (1992-93). She thinks of Californian as her ethnicity and the East Coast as her home.

Marcia's research has examined human attention and memory, including: the relation between comprehension and memory, mechanisms of veridical and distorted memory, component processes of reflection and consciousness; memory changes associated with aging; the relation between emotion and cognition; and the "self" in cognition. Her work has been described as "intellectually, empirically, and theoretically broad-ranging and bold" (APS William James Award citation, 2006).


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donate.jpgMake a Donation to the “In Honor Of…” Program

Thank you for your interest in making a donation through the FABBS Foundation "In Honor Of..." program. You may make a donation in honor of the current honoree or one of our past honorees. 

Selection Process

Is there an eminent, senior scientist to whom you would like to pay tribute, while simultaneously demonstrating your support for the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior? Through the FABBS Foundation "In Honor Of..." program, individuals can make donations that recognize senior scientists for his or her achievements and contributions.

The FABBS Foundation Board will periodically select honorees who have been nominated by their peers. These individuals will receive recognition on our website, including a biographical sketch, photograph, and listing of those who contributed to the honoree's campaign. This is a wonderful way to pay tribute to someone who has had a lasting impact on our sciences.

We encourage you to submit nominations for the "In Honor Of..." program to the Executive Director.