Jefferson A. Singer is a professor of psychology. He is a former director of the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy, an interdisciplinary center focused on the development of active citizenship and leadership.
Singer is the 2008 recipient of the College's Nancy Batson Nisbet Rash Research Award. The award named in Professor Rash's honor provides a research fund to be presented annually to an outstanding member of the faculty.
Singer was the 2005 recipient of Theodore R. Sarbin Award for his work in narrative psychology, presented by Division 24 (Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.
He received a 2003 Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award to go to the United Kingdom where he researched self-defining memories. A recent ESRC/SSRC Visiting Fellowship will allow him to continue his collaborative work on autobiographical memory with Martin Conway, Ph.D., in the psychology department at the University of Leeds in early 2008.
He is the author of four books, Personality and Psychotherapy; Treating the Whole Person (NY: Guilford Press); Memories that Matter (Oakland, CA: New Harbinger); Message in a Bottle (NY: The Free Press); and The Remembered Self: Emotion and Memory in Personality (with Peter Salovey, NY: The Free Press), and the co-editor of a fifth, At Play in the Fields of Consciousness: Essays in Honor of Jerome L. Singer (Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum; again with Peter Salovey).
The author of over 75 articles, chapters, and book reviews in the fields of personality, autobiographical memory, and clinical psychology, Professor Singer served as an associate editor for the journal "Contemporary Psychology" and "Journal of Personality," and is on the editorial boards of the "Review of General Psychology," “Imagination, Personality and Cognition,” and “Journal of Personality.”
He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.