Thursday, September 26, 2019
Congratulations to the recipients of SPSP Book Prize & Excellence in Science Journalism Award. SPSP will be honoring these award recipients at the Awards Ceremony during SPSPs Annual Convention in New Orleans.
The SPSP Book Prize for the Promotion of Social and Personality Science is a prize for a single outstanding contribution that 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.
William von Hippel
William is an evolutionary social psychologist at the University of Queensland. His research activities are primarily in the cognitive, motivational, and social factors that facilitate social success, but he admits to having wide-ranging (i.e., scattered) interests. The Social Leap is an outgrowth and reflection of his inability to focus.
Excellence in Science Journalism Award
The Excellence in Science Journalism Award is a service award that honors a member of the media for excellence in coverage of the personality and social psychology field.
Maria is a New York Times best-selling author, journalist, and professional poker player for PokerStars Team Pro. She is a contributing writer for The New Yorker and hosts the podcast "The Grift" from Panoply Media. Maria’s writing has been featured in Best American Science and Nature Writing and has been translated into over twenty languages. Her podcasting work earned her a National Magazine Award nomination in 2019. She graduated from Harvard University and received her PhD in psychology from Columbia University