2012  Award for Excellence in Research, Mensa Education & Research Foundation and Mensa International, Ltd.

2009  Western Psychological Association Early Career in Research Award

2008  E. Paul Torrance Award from National Association for Gifted Children’s Creativity Division

2003  Daniel E. Berlyne Award (APA’s Division 10) for outstanding research by a junior scholar

Misc. Honors/Awards

2012  Paul Farnsworth Award (APA’s Division 10) for service to the division

2011  Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Southern Australia

University Honors/Awards

2011  CSUSB’s Department of Psychology Outstanding Faculty Professional Development Award

2010  CSUSB’s Department of Psychology Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award

2005  CSUSB’s College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Professional Growth Award

2004  CSUSB’s Department of Psychology Outstanding Faculty Professional Development Award