John Cacioppo is the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor and the founder and director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. He is also the founding faculty director of the Arete Initiative of the Office of the Vice President for Research and National Laboratories at the University of Chicago.

John is one of the founders of the field of social neuroscience and the author of more than 500 scientific articles, chapters, reviews, and commentaries, and he has authored or edited more than 20 books. His research has been funded continuously since 1978 through federal grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. He served on the faculty of the University of Notre Dame (1977–1979), University of Iowa (1979–1989), and Ohio State University (1989–1999) prior to joining the faculty at the University of Chicago. He has also served as an external professor chair in Social Neurosciences at Free University Amsterdam in the Netherlands and is a guest professor at the State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning at Beijing Normal University in China.

John has served on various journal boards as well, and is a past editor of Psychophysiology and a former associate editor of Psychological ReviewPerspectives on Psychological Science, and Social Neuroscience

 

John has been elected to several honorary scientific societies, including:

  • The Society of Experimental Psychologists
  • The American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • The Society of Experimental Social Psychologists
  • The Gesellschaft fur Unendliche Versucheand

John has received several awards, including:

  • The Society of Experimental Psychologists
  • Society for Experimental Social Psychology’s Distinguished Scientist Award in recognition of “unusually important contributions to experimental social psychology”
  • Inaugural Fellow, Society for Social Neuroscience
  • Honorary Doctor of Science Degree, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Fifth Matilda White Riley Lecture in the Behavioral and Social Sciences, National Institutes of Health
  • MERIT Award, National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health
  • Scientific Impact Award, Society for Experimental Social Psychology
  • Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecturer, University of Chicago
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Ohio State University Department of Psychology
  • Presidential Citation, American Psychological Association
  • Theoretical Innovation Prize, Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • Award for Distinguished Service on Behalf of Personality and Social Psychology, Society of Personality and Social Psychology
  • Distinguished Member, Psi Chi
  • Honorary Doctor of Science Degree, Bard College
  • Patricia R. Barchas Award, American Psychosomatic Society
  • “ISI Highly Cited Researchers” in Psychiatry/Psychology
  • American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award
  • Campbell Award (for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Personality and Social Psychology), Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Psychophysiology, Society for Psychophysiological Research
  • Distinguished Scholar Award, Ohio State University
  • National Academy of Sciences Troland Research Award
  • Phelps Scholar Award, University of Michigan
  • Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychophysiology, Society for Psychophysiological Research
  • University of Iowa Faculty Scholar Award (Charter recipient)
  • Fellow, Society of Experimental Social Psychology
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Arts
  • Charter Fellow, Midwestern Psychological Association
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 52 (International Psychology)
  • Fellow, World Innovation Foundation
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 3 (Experimental Psychology)
  • Fellow, Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 6 (Behavioral Neuroscience & Comparative Psychology)
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 1 (General Psychology)
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Charter Fellow, American Psychological Society
  • Fellow, International Organization of Psychophysiology
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 38 (Health Psychology)
  • Fellow, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 23 (Consumer Psychology)
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 8 (Personality & Social Psychology)
  • Fellow, Society for Personality and Social Psychology

John has been elected President of several scientific organizations including:

  • The Association for Psychological Science
  • The Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • The Society for Psychophysiological Research
  • The Society for Social Neuroscience

John is either a past or present member of the Board of Directors or Advisory Council/Board of a variety of organizations including:

  • Member, President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science
  • Member, International Scientific Committee for the Institute of Cognitive Neurology (INECO) and the INECO Foundation
  • Advisory Committee (AC) for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) Directorate of the National Science Foundation
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences Committee on Panel on New Directions in Social Demography, Social Epidemiology, and the Sociology of Aging
  • Scientific Advisory Committee, College of Brain and Cognitive sciences, Beijing Normal University
  • National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review (CSR) Advisory Council
  • Expert Panel on Program to Reduce Social Isolation, Mary Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • President and member of the Board of Directors, Society for Social Neuroscience
  • Chair, Psychology Section and Member of the Section Committee and Steering Group, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Chair, Electorate Nominating Committee for Section J, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Chair, Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, National Research Council
  • Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences Foundation Board
  • External Advisory Committee, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois
  • John Templeton Foundation American Board of Advisors
  • President and Officer of the Board of Directors, Association for Psychological Science
  • Member, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society
  • Chair, International Board of the Cluster of Excellence “Languages and Emotion,” Free University Berlin
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Society for Ambulatory Assessment
  • External Scientific Advisory Board, UCLA Center for Neurocognition and Emotion in Schizophrenia
  • Health and Retirement Study Data Monitoring Board, National Institute on Aging
  • External Scientific Advisory Board, University of Rochester, Mind Body Center
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences Committee on Advances in Collecting and Utilizing Biological Indicators and Genetic Information in Social Science Surveys
  • Member, Department of Health and Human Services National Advisory Council on Aging
  • Board of Directors, American Psychological Society
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences Committee to Review the Scientific Evidence on the Polygraph
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences Committee on Future Directions for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at the National Institutes of Health
  • Board of Directors, Society for Psychophysiological Research
  • President and Officer of the Executive Committee, Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • Ohio State University Research Foundation Board of Directors
  • President and Officer of the Board of Directors, Society for Psychophysiological Research
  • Member, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Mind-Body Interactions
  • President and Officer of the Executive Committee, Division 23 of the American Psychological Association (Society for Consumer Research)
  • Board of Directors, Society for Psychophysiological Research