Dr. Raymond Chan from the Neuropsychology and Applied Cognitive Neuroscience (NACN) Laboratory, and the CAS Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology has recently been selected as a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), in recognition of his sustained outstanding contributions to the advancement of psychological science, especially in early detection and intervention for mental disorders. His work on neurological soft signs, anhedonia and amotivation has received much attention and recognition from scholars from psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience fields. The aim of the selection of APS Fellow is to place the selected scholars in the company of the most prominent scientists in the discipline and enhances the distinguished scholars in their areas of expertise.
The APS is an international psychological association dedicated to enhancing cutting-edge research in psychological science. It is one of the most influential associations of psychology. The Association currently has more than 33,000 members throughout the world and includes the leading psychological scientists and academics, clinicians, researchers, teachers, and administrators
Dr. Chan is a recipient of the hundred-talented programme of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Distinguished Young Investigator Award of the National Natural Science Fund China, and the Beijing Leading Talents in Science and Technology. He has been actively conducting research in identifying biomarkers for mental and brain disorders, especially in schizophrenia spectrum disorders and mood disorders. His recent work has extended to a wider spectrum of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders including autistic spectrum disorders and Alzheimer’s disease.