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Announcing the 2017 SPSP Award Recipients

The Society for Personality and Social Psychology is Honored to Announce our 2017 Award Recipients!

  E. Tory Higgins, Columbia University
Ambady Award for Mentoring Excellence

This teaching and mentoring award is intended to recognize exceptional and selfless efforts to shape our field through mentoring activities that promote research integrity, impact, and productivity, and also a record of serving as an accessible and supportive advisor.

 

  Christina Maslach, University of California, Berkeley
Application of Personality and Social Psychology Award

This senior career contribution award honors a social or personality psychologist who has applied theoretical and/or empirical psychological discoveries and advances to the understanding and improvement of important practical problems across their career.

 

  Oliver P. John, University of California, Berkeley
Block Award

This senior career contribution award honors a researcher for career accomplishment in personality psychology. This award is intended to recognize rigorous research over one's career.

 

  Robert B. Cialdini, Arizona State University, for "Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade"
Book Prize

This prize for a single outstanding contribution honors a book written by a psychologist that makes a distinctive and important contribution to the field by promoting an understanding of the science of social and personality psychology to the general public.

 

 

Daniel Gilbert, Harvard University
Campbell Award

This senior career contribution award recognizes distinguished scholarly achievement and sustained excellence in research in social psychology. This award is intended to recognize rigorous research over one's career, and is not limited by research area or methodological approach to social psychological science.

 

 

Judith A. Hall, Northeastern University;
Shinobu Kitayama, University of Michigan

Career Contribution Award

This senior career contribution award honors a scholar who has made major theoretical and/or empirical contributions to social psychology and/or personality psychology or to bridging these areas together.

 

  Samuel D. Gosling, University of Texas at Austin
Diener Award in Personality Psychology

This mid-career contribution award recognizes a scholar whose work has added substantially to the body of knowledge to the personality psychology field and/or brings together personality psychology and social psychology.

 

  Carsten K. W. De Dreu, Leiden University
Diener Award in Social Psychology

This mid-career contribution award recognizes a scholar whose work has added substantially to the body of knowledge to the social psychology field and/or brings together personality psychology and social psychology.

 

  Teresa M. Amabile, Harvard Business School
Distinguished Scholar Award

This senior career contribution award honors a scholar who has made distinctively valuable research contributions across their career that bridge personality and social psychology or bridge personality or social psychology to another field (ie. law, education, organizations, or medicine).

 


  Ed Yong, The Atlantic
Excellence in Science Journalism Award

This service award honors a member of the media for excellence in coverage of the personality and social psychology field. Recipients may be recognized for a particular piece of media coverage or for a distinguished record of disseminating knowledge of the field to the general public.

 

  James Blascovich, University of California, Santa Barbara
Methodological Innovator Award

This senior career contribution award recognizes an individual who has made a significant or sustained contribution to innovative methods in social and personality psychology across their career.

 

  Alison Ledgerwood, University of California, Davis
Service to the Field Award

This service award recognizes distinguished efforts by individuals to benefit the field of social and personality psychology generally.

 

  Stacey Sinclair, Princeton University
Service to SPSP Award

This service award recognizes distinguished service specifically to SPSP. Distinguished service may be in terms of a particular, significant activity or cumulative contributions, performed over time.

 


  Priyanka D. Joshi, University of Nevada, Las Vegas;
Gabrielle Filip-Crawford, St. Catherine University;
Matthew D. Rocklage, Northwestern University;
and Andrew H. Hales, Purdue University

Student Publication Prize

This prize for a single outstanding contribution recognizes excellence in research by student members. Papers are eligible for consideration if they are published in the calendar year prior to nomination in PSPB, PSPR, or SPPS.

 

  Andrew N. Christopher, Albion College
Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring Award

This teaching and mentoring award recognizes excellence in teaching and mentoring among faculty at colleges and universities that do not have Ph.D. programs in social and/or personality psychology.



Coming Soon

  To Be Announced Fall 2017
Cialdini Prize

This prize for a single outstanding contribution recognizes the author(s) of a publication that uses field methods and demonstrates relevance to outside groups.

 

  To Be Announced Fall 2017
Wegner Theoretical Innovation Prize

This prize for a single outstanding contribution recognizes the author of an article or book chapter judged to provide the most innovative theoretical contribution to social/personality psychology within a given year.



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  Pending this fall. Apply today.
SAGE Young Scholars Awards

These early career awards recognize outstanding young researchers in personality and social psychology. At least five awards are presented each year, and awardees receive a one-time award of $5,000 to be used at their discretion for research, study, or conference travel-related purposes.

 

 

Pending this fall. Apply today.
Heritage Dissertation Research Awards 

These awards provide assistance with the costs of conducting dissertation research in social and personality psychology. Six grants of $1,000 each are awarded each year, at least two of which are in personality psychology and at least two of which are in social psychology.

 

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