Lea Pulkkinen#

Lea Pulkkinen
Membership Number:217
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FINLAND

Present and Previous Positions

  • Professor Emerita
  • 2009 - 2012 Principal Investigator (funding from the Academy of Finland)
  • 2005 - Mandatory retirement from professorship but research work continued
  • 1997 - 2005 Director of the national Centre of Excellence/JYU
  • 1996 - 2001 Academy Professor, the Academy of Finland/JYU
  • 1993 Full Professor (acting), Arizona State University
  • 1990 Full Professor Psychology, JYU
  • 1982 - 1990 Full Professor (acting), Psychology, JYU
  • 1972 - 1980 Associate Professor, Psychology, JYU
  • 1970 - 1972 Associate Professor, Education, JYU
  • 1970 Ph.D. Psychology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland (JYU)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Developmental psychology
  • Longitudinal study of personality and social development from middle childhood through middle age
  • Longitudinal study of behavior and health in twins through adolescence
  • Successful development and its antecedents
  • Aggression and criminal behavior in a longitudinal perspective
  • Gender differences in social development
  • Integrated school day as a context for prosocial development

Honours and Awards
  • 1982: Distinction from the President of the Republic of Finland: SL/RI (Suomen Leijonan I luokan ritarimerkki)
  • 2002: Distinction from the President of the Republic of Finland: SL/K (Suomen Leijonan Komentajamerkki)
  • 2001: The Finnish Science Prize, the Finnish Ministry of Education, Helsinki
  • 2003: Aristotle Prize, European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations, Austria
  • 2003: Arvo Ylppö Award, XXIV Medical Convention, Tampere, Finland
  • 2004: Elsa Enäjärvi-Haavio Award, Family Federation, Helsink, Finland
  • 2005: Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Child Development Award, Society for Research in Child Development, USA
  • 2005: Jyväskylä Prize, the Society of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • 2006: Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Australia
  • 2009: Honorary Doctor, University of Joensuu, Finland
  • 1983: Woman of the Year, the Finnish Branch of the International Federation of Business and Professional Women
  • 1992: Professor of the Year, Finnish Union of Professors
  • Research funding from the Academy of Finland since 1986 including the Academy Professorship (1996-2001) and the national Centre of Excellence funding for 1997 to 2005

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