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Diener Award in Social Psychology

The Carol and Ed Diener Award in Social Psychology is designed to recognize a mid-career 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.

 

Award Info

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About the Award

First given in 2007, the Carol and Ed Diener Award in Social Psychology is designed to recognize a mid-career scholar (approximately 15-25 years from their first tenure-track appointment) whose work has added substantially to the body of knowledge to the social psychology field and/or brings together personality psychology and social psychology.

Recipients of this award receive a $1000 honorarium and accompanying plaque, which are presented at the annual Awards Ceremony held at the SPSP Annual Convention. In addition, up to $1500 for convention travel, registration, and hotel expenses are provided, as well as a complimentary one-year SPSP membership. This award was endowed by Carol and Ed Diener through the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology.

From Ed Diener

(Published in the Fall 2007 SPSP Dialogue)

My wife, Carol, and I are honored to be among the first major donors to the SPSP Foundation. We are excited by the opportunities the foundation will afford, and how it will enhance social and personality psychology. This is why we decided to make a substantial donation to the foundation in its earliest days.

The Society of Personality and Social Psychology is one of a handful of elite societies in the behavioral sciences. It continues to do wonderful work to promote our field, and has been successful beyond our wildest dreams. The foundation will help extend these activities even farther by making funds available for new initiatives.

The mid-career awards in both personality and social psychology that our gift will help fund will benefit the field by giving recognition to our outstanding scientists. The gifts will help promote the careers of those selected for the awards, but will also help promote our field by drawing attention to the most important research being conducted in our field. One of the reasons we decided to donate money at this time is to encourage others to also make donations—both large and small. We are all committed to furthering the field of psychology, and personality and social psychology in particular. Indeed, for most of us, who are members of SPSP, the field is a major part of our identity, and has our loyalty. Thus, I encourage each of you to seriously consider making a substantial gift to the foundation now. If you are unable to make a substantial gift at this time, a modest yearly gift will, over time, become substantial. For SPSP to continue to be at the forefront of personality and social psychology each of us must not only excel as scientists but also provide financial support. Please make your donations now.

We are so happy to be able to support this important cause! Recipients of this award receive a $1000 honorarium and accompanying plaque, which are presented at the annual Awards Ceremony held at the SPSP Annual Convention. In addition, travel and registration to the convention are provided, as well as a complimentary one-year SPSP membership.

 

Diener Award in Personality Psychology

The Carol and Ed Diener Award in Social Psychology is designed to recognize a mid-career 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.

 

Award Info

Description

About the Award

First given in 2007, the Carol and Ed Diener Award in Personality Psychology is designed to recognize a mid-career scholar (approximately 15-25 years from their first tenure-track appointment) whose work has added substantially to the body of knowledge to the personality field and/or brings together personality psychology and social psychology.

Recipients of this award receive a $1000 honorarium and accompanying plaque, which are presented at the annual Awards Ceremony held at the SPSP Annual Convention. In addition, up to $1500 for convention travel, registration, and hotel expenses are provided, as well as a complimentary one-year SPSP membership. This award was endowed by Carol and Ed Diener through the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology.

From Ed Diener

(Published in the Fall 2007 SPSP Dialogue)

My wife, Carol, and I are honored to be among the first major donors to the SPSP Foundation. We are excited by the opportunities the foundation will afford, and how it will enhance social and personality psychology. This is why we decided to make a substantial donation to the foundation in its earliest days.

The Society of Personality and Social Psychology is one of a handful of elite societies in the behavioral sciences. It continues to do wonderful work to promote our field, and has been successful beyond our wildest dreams. The foundation will help extend these activities even farther by making funds available for new initiatives.

The mid-career awards in both personality and social psychology that our gift will help fund will benefit the field by giving recognition to our outstanding scientists. The gifts will help promote the careers of those selected for the awards, but will also help promote our field by drawing attention to the most important research being conducted in our field. One of the reasons we decided to donate money at this time is to encourage others to also make donations—both large and small. We are all committed to furthering the field of psychology, and personality and social psychology in particular. Indeed, for most of us, who are members of SPSP, the field is a major part of our identity, and has our loyalty. Thus, I encourage each of you to seriously consider making a substantial gift to the foundation now. If you are unable to make a substantial gift at this time, a modest yearly gift will, over time, become substantial. For SPSP to continue to be at the forefront of personality and social psychology each of us must not only excel as scientists but also provide financial support. Please make your donations now.

We are so happy to be able to support this important cause! Recipients of this award receive a $1000 honorarium and accompanying plaque, which are presented at the annual Awards Ceremony held at the SPSP Annual Convention. In addition, travel and registration to the convention are provided, as well as a complimentary one-year SPSP membership.

 

The Many Unexpected Sides of Love

San Diego -- Love can bring out both the best and the worst in people. Which way it turns depends on the best way to protect the relationship, say researchers studying the evolution of romantic love.

Willpower and Desires: Turning Up the Volume On What You Want Most

San Diego -- Trying to resist that late-night tweet or checking your work email again? The bad news is that desires for work and entertainment often win out in the daily struggle for self-control, according to a new study that measures various desires and their regulation in daily life.

Republicans and Democrats Less Divided than Commonly Thought

San Diego -- Republicans and Democrats are less divided in their attitudes than popularly believed, according to new research. It is exactly those perceptions of polarization, however, that help drive political engagement, researchers say.

Changing People's Behavior: From Reducing Bullying to Training Scientists

San Diego, CA -- If you want to change how teenagers view bullying, go to the straight to the source of most school trends: the most connected crowd. According to new intervention research, targeting the most influential students in a school could be a key factor in reducing harassment and bullying.

5 Tips on Holiday Shopping from Social Psychologists

The holiday shopping (and eating) season is upon us but before you run out to buy gifts, you may want to take a cue from social psychologists: Following some simple tips for gift giving could help your wallet, your energy levels, and your satisfaction with the holiday season.
 
  1. Don't go shopping after making a lot of other decisions -- When we make a lot of decisions, our self control weakens and our desires strengthen, according to research by Kathleen Vohs of the University of Minnesota, Roy Baumeister at Florida State University, and others.

Honoring excellence in personality and social psychology

Personal myths, aversive racism, heat and retaliation in baseball, and the power of writing about personal trauma – these are just a few of the research areas of the winners of the 2012 annual aw

Awards honor excellence in social and personality psychology

Racial prejudice and stereotyping, pay-what-you-want pricing, cross-cultural training – these are just a few of the research areas of this year's winners of the Society for Personality and Social

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