Dr. Lawrence Balter

Dedicated to Bringing Psychology to the Public
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Dr. Balter has been recognized for his ability to translate and disseminate psychological information in a clear and practical fashion.  He has received numerous rewards for his dedication to bringing psychology to the public.

Distinguished Contributor Citation, American Psychological Association's National Media Awards for his WNBC-TV television series, "Children and All That Jazz."

Annual Media Award, Down's Syndrome Congress "Mental Retardation" episode, "Children And All That Jazz" WNBC-TV

Outstanding Abilities to Communicate the Needs of the Young Child to Teachers and Parents, City of New York Parks and Recreation Department.

Outstanding Contribution to the Advancement of Psychology, The City University of New York.

Emmy Nomination, New York Emmy Awards, for the WABC TV Eyewitness News Magazine segment, ”Are You Raising a Brat?"

Meritorious Service, Division of Media Psychology, American Psychological Association.

Professor of the Year, New York University, School of Education.

Distinguished Lifetime Contribution to Media Psychology, Division 46, American Psychological Association.
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