American neuroscientist and psychologist, John T. Cacioppo, Died at 66

John Terrence Cacioppo was born on June 12, 1951, and died on March 5, 2018.

He was the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago.

Cacioppo founded the University of Chicago Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience and the Director of the Arete Initiative of the Office of the Vice President for Research and National Laboratories at the University of Chicago.

Cacioppo co-founded the field of social neuroscience and was a member of the Department of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, and the College until his death in March 2018.

He obtained a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from The Ohio State University in 1977.

Cacioppo has served as the President of the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the Society for Consumer Psychology, the Society for Psychophysiological Research, and the Society for Social Neuroscience.

Cacioppo has also served as the Chair of the Psychology Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; Chair of the National Research Council’s Board of Behavior, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences (BBCSS); and Chair of the International Board of the Cluster of Excellence “Languages and Emotion,” Free University Berlin.

Cacioppo has been elected as a Fellow in various Societies including the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; the Society of Experimental Psychologists; the Society of Experimental Social Psychology; and The Royal Society of Arts.

He died at 66 years old.