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The Society for Personality and Social Psychology

is honored to announce

the 2012 Award recipients!

 

An Awards Ceremony and Reception

to recognize them was held

at the 2013 SPSP Conference in New Orleans

 

 

The 2012 Jack Block Award

Dan McAdams

Northwestern University

This award is for career research accomplishment or distinguished career contributions in personality psychology and honors an individual who has demonstrated "analytic sophistication, theoretical depth, and wide scholarship.”

 

The 2012 Donald T. Campbell Award

Daniel Wegner

Harvard University

This award is for career research accomplishment or distinguished career contributions in social psychology and honors an individual who "has contributed and is continuing to contribute to the field of social psychology in significant ways."

 

The 2012 Career Contribution Award

Samuel Gaertner

University of Delaware

Phillip Shaver

University of California, Davis

 

New in 2011, this award honors scholars who have made "major theoretical and/or empirical contributions to social psychology and/or personality psychology or to bridging these areas.” Recipients are recognized for distinguished scholarly contributions across productive careers.

 

The 2012 Robert B. Cialdini Award

Richard Larrick (Duke University), Thomas Timmerman (Tennessee Technological University), Andrew Carton (Duke University), & Jason Abrevaya (University of Texas)

for their 2011 Psychological Science article entitled

"Temper, temperature, and temptation: Heat-related retaliation in baseball” (Vol. 22, pp. 423-428).

 

This award recognizes a publication "that best explicates social psychological phenomena principally through the use of field research methods and settings and that thereby demonstrates the relevance of the discipline to communities outside of academic social psychology.”

 

 

The 2012 Carol and Ed Diener in Personality Psychology Award

Richard Robins

University of California, Davis

This award recognizes a mid-career scholar "whose work substantially adds to the body of knowledge” in personality psychology and/or brings together personality psychology and social psychology.

 

 

The 2011 Carol and Ed Diener in Social Psychology Award

Dacher Keltner

University of California, Berkeley

This award recognizes a mid-career scholar "whose work substantially adds to the body of knowledge” in social psychology and/or brings together personality psychology and social psychology.

 

The 2012 Distinguished Scholar Award

James Pennebaker

University of Texas at Austin

The award honors a scholar who has made distinctively valuable research contributions across his or her career in areas that expand the core of social and personality research and/or integrates different topics in the discipline in significant ways. 


The 2012 Media Achievement Award

Claudia Hammond

The BBC

This award honors a person, normally outside the SPSP community, who has "a sustained and distinguished record for disseminating knowledge in personality or social psychology to the general public through popular media.”

 

The 2012 Media Book Prize for the Promotion of Social and Personality Science

James Pennebaker

University of Texas at Austin

This prize 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.

The 2012 Media Prize

Benjamin Le (Haverford College), Gary Lewandowski (Monmouth University),

& Timothy Loving (University of Texas)

This prize recognizes a person, normally outside the SPSP community, providing the best piece or collection of pieces in popular media that represents the contributions of personality or social psychology to the general public in a given calendar year.

 

The 2012 Methodological  Innovation Award 

David Kenny

University of Connecticut

This award recognizes an individual who has made a significant or sustained contribution to innovative methods in social and personality psychology. The award recognizes contributions that are especially likely to generate the discovery of new hypotheses, new phenomena, or new ways of thinking about the discipline of social/personality psychology.  The emphasis of the award is on a contribution's conceptual innovation and potential to motivate new research and further conceptual innovation.


 

The 2013 SAGE Young Scholar Awards

Joan Y. Chaio

Northwestern University

Wilhelm Hofmann

University of Chicago

Ethan F. Kross

University of Michigan

Elizabeth Levy Paluck

Princeton University

Gregory M. Walton

Stanford University 

These awards support the research of junior colleagues and recognize "outstanding young researchers” representing the broad spectrum of personality and social psychology research areas.

 

 

The 2012 SPSP Service Award for Distinguished Service to the Society

Monica Biernat and Chris Crandall

University of Kansas

This award recognizes "distinguished service, either in the form of a particular, significant activity or cumulative contributions over time, to the Society.”

 

 

The 2012 SPSP Service Award for Service on Behalf of

Personality & Social Psychology

Claude Steele

Stanford University

This award ”recognizes distinguished efforts by individuals to benefit the field of social and personality psychology,” including noteworthy efforts to support educational and research activities in the field, professional leadership, and achievements that enhance the reputation of the field.

 

 

The 2012 Theoretical Innovation Prize

Tessa West (New York University) & David Kenny (University of Connecticut)

for their 2011 Psychological Review article entitled

"The Truth and Bias Model of Judgement" (Vol. 118, pp. 357-378).

                                                        

This prize recognizes "the most theoretically innovative article, book chapter, or unpublished manuscript of the year.” It honors theoretical articles that are especially likely to generate the discovery of new hypotheses, new phenomena, or new ways of thinking about the discipline of social/personality psychology.

 

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We thank all those who served on the SPSP Award Nomination Panels

for their work selecting these well deserved awards!

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