This award honors Wendi Gardner for her many distinguished
contributions to the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
Wendi Gardner has served the society in a number of vital ways. Beginning
with her service on the SPSP Program Committee, Wendi has served on the
Convention Committee, as an elected member of the Executive Committee, and as
the liaison to the Committee on International Relations in Psychology. She
played an especially important role in guiding the future of the annual
Wendi co-chaired the SPSP Convention Working Group, chaired the Convention
Services Comparison Task Force, and has served as event planning co-liaison to
our new convention organizers, FASEB. Wendi has been instrumental in the smooth
operation of the convention and has helped manage a number of crises on behalf
of the field. Wendi has also serves as a passionate advocate for graduate
students and has been a constant source of wisdom and integrity in her service
to the field.
With gratitude for her longstanding service to the society, we present Wendi
Gardner with the 2013 SPSP Award for Distinguished Service to the Society.
Al Goethals does not simply study leadership, he is a leader.
Al has served the profession in a variety of ways, including a highly
successful term as Provost of Williams College. The Society recognizes him with
the Award for Distinguished Service to the Society for his leadership as
Secretary-Treasurer of SPSP during a pivotal time in the Society’s development.
During his term as Secretary-Treasurer (1995-1997), Al shepherded the Society
through lean financial times and helped establish a solid financial foundation
for SPSP through its publications program. The Society for Personality and
Social Psychology has benefited significantly over many years because of Al’s
his vision, wisdom, and guidance. His service to the Society was truly
transformational. This award acknowledges the contributions Al Goethals made to
the Society and the legacy of the leadership he provided us.
The Society for Personality and Social Psychology is delighted to present Monica
Biernat and Chris Crandall with its Award for Distinguished Service
to the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.While serving the field in
numerous other ways, and while making important and creative research
contributions that continue to add greatly to the intellectual vigor of the
field, Biernat and Crandall served ably as editors of the Society’s newsletter,
Dialogue, for two four-year terms from January 2001 to December 2008. Under
their stewardship, Biernat and Crandall kept Society members abreast of news,
developments, and events related to the Society and to the broader field of
social andpersonality psychology during a time in which the activities of the
Society expanded greatly. Their editorial work kept members informed about the
opinions and thinking of other members, including thoughts of top scholars. It
exposed members to debates about cutting-edge issues within the field. Their
editorial tenure kept members informed in a lively and engaging way. Biernat
and Crandall have served the Society in a number of other ways, expressing a
deep commitment sense of professional responsibility and generosity of their
time and effort. Monica Biernat also served SPSP in a variety of other
capacities, including Division 8 Council Representative (2001-2003), member and
Chair of the Convention Committee (2007-2009), and Secretary-Treasurer of the
organization (2010-2012). With gratitude for their longstanding service to the
society, we present Monica Biernat and Chris Crandall with the 2012 SPSP
Service to the Society Award.
Mark Snyder has served the society in deep and meaningful ways,
including as its President. His vision of the field integrates personality and
social psychology, and has strengthened both subfields, and the society as a
whole. His contributions to the leadership of the Foundation for Social and
Personality Psychology have strengthened the field and are appreciated by the
Society. Mark Snyder is widely recognized for his compassion, fairness, breadth
of perspective, and diverse intellectual talents – all of which have benefited
SPSP significantly across his many years of service. SPSP deeply appreciates
his integrative vision and dedicated service to the Society.
Richard Petty has served the society in many different capacities,
including as editor of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, chair of the
Publications Committee, and President. With his clear vision and skillful
leadership, our flagship journal has prospered. He was instrumental in forging
collaborative international relationships across organizations that formed the
foundation for a new journal, Social and Personality Psychology Science. The
Society recognizes his deep commitment, wisdom, and integrity. His
thoughtfulness, patience, and persistence have made the society stronger. His
many contributions are deeply appreciated.