Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Award for Distinguished Early Career Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest: John E. Pachankis.

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The APA Awards for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions to Psychology recognize psychologists who have demonstrated excellence early in their careers and have held a doctoral degree for no more than 9 years. One of the 2017 award winners is John E. Pachankis. Pachankis has conducted seminal research showing that stigma harms lesbian, gay male, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health through mechanisms such as identity concealment, rejection hypervigilance, and achievement-contingent self-worth. Most significantly, he has put minority stress theory into practice by creating novel interventions that reduce stigma-related stress. Pachankis's award citation, biography, and a selected bibliography are presented here. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved)