UCLan psychology expert recognised for research into aggression with international award

12 May 2016

Professor John Archer receives International Society for Research on Aggression biannual award

A psychology professor from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has been recognised for his major contributions to aggression research with an international award.

Professor John Archer has received the 2016 Scott Award from the International Society for Research on Aggression (ISRA) for a “significant or lifetime contribution to aggression research.”

Professor Archer, who is also Editor-in-Chief of the journal Aggressive Behavior and has been an active researcher for more than 40 years, focuses his research on aggression and violence, in particular: sex differences in aggression in relation to sexual selection; partner violence and the relationship between testosterone and aggression.

Talking about the bi-annual award Professor Archer commented: “I’m very honoured to receive this lifetime achievement award and see my name added to a highly distinguished list of previous recipients. It is in recognition of my contribution to linking biological and social science approaches to the subject of aggression.”

The Scott Award was established in 2006 and is named after John Paul Scott, one of the founders of the ISRA whose research focused on aggression in animals.