Richard E. Tremblay

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Canadian psychologist

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Richard Tremblay was born in 1944. He earned his B.A. from the University of Ottawa, his M.A. from the University of Montreal, and his Ph.D from the University of London, England.

His research has focused on family, parent-child dynamics, child development, delinquency, aggression, addiction, and child psychopathology. Of particular interest is his work on aggression in children and early intervention methods intended to prevent adult criminality. He has received multiple honors in his field, including the 2004 Academy of Experimental Criminology Joan McCord Prize, the 2003 Royal Society of Canada Innis-Guerin Medal for Social Sciences, the 2002 Jacques-Rousseau Interdisciplinary Research Award, and the 2005 American Society of Criminology Sellin-Glueck Award. In 2017, he became the first Canadian to ever be honored with the Stockholm Prize in Criminology.

Tremblay is now Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Psychology at the University of Montreal, and is the Canada Research Chair in Child Development. He also serves as Director of the Research Unit on Children’s Psycho-Social Maladjustment. He is Director of Health Canada’s Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development and a fellow in the Experience-Based Brain & Biological Development Program. He is also currently a Molson Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

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According to Wikipedia, Richard Ernest Tremblay is a Canadian child psychologist and Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Psychology at the University of Montreal, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in child development. He has also served as director of the Research Unit on Children's Psychosocial Maladjustment, a multidisciplinary research unit funded by the University of Montreal, Laval University, and McGill University, since it was founded in 1984. His research has focused on the development of aggressive behavior in children and the potential for early intervention programs to reduce the chances of children turning to crime in adulthood.

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