Bernard Weiner, distinguished research professor of psychology in the UCLA College, has received the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Mentoring Award from the American Psychological Association.

The award is given to current and former academic faculty members who have inspired their former students to make a difference in their communities.

Weiner’s primary area of study is social psychology, and his research and teaching interests consist of motivation, emotion, casual beliefs and responsibility. He is a recipient of UCLA’s Luckman distinguished teaching award and the psychology department’s distinguished teaching award. Weiner has also received the distinguished scientist award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology.