The Society for Personality and Social Psychology is honored to announce the 2015 Award Recipients!
This award honors a personality or social psychologist who has demonstrated a career-long commitment to fostering the professional and intellectual development of students and early career researchers. It is intended to recognize exceptional and selfless efforts to shape our field through mentoring activities that promote research integrity, impact, and productivity.
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.”
Brenda Major & Jennifer Crocker
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."
Harry Reis & Yaacov Trope
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.
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.”
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.
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 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.”
Nicholas Epley for "Mindwise"
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.”
This award honors a member of the media for excellence in coverage of the personality and social psychology field.
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.”
Pending this fall. Apply for the award here.
These awards support the research of junior colleagues and recognize "outstanding young researchers” representing the broad spectrum of personality and social psychology research areas.
This award recognizes "distinguished service, either in the form of a particular, significant activity or cumulative contributions over time, to the Society.”
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.
SPSP recognizes excellence in research by student members with its Student Publication Award. Papers are eligible for consideration if they are published in the calendar year prior to nomination in either Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Personality and Social Psychology Review, Social Psychological or Personality Science.
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.