Book Prize for the Promotion of Social and Personality Science
- Career Level:
- Senior Career
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.
The aim of this prize is to give recognition to the best book of the year that presents social and personality psychology to broader audiences. Edited, ghost-written, and co-written books are eligible for this award, and submitters will be asked to clarify the roles of such contributors during the application process.
The recipient will receive a $500 honorarium and an accompanying plaque, which are presented at the annual Awards Ceremony held at the SPSP Annual Convention, as well as a complimentary one-year SPSP membership.
- For the 2022 Book Prize, eligible books are those published during calendar year 2021, i.e. those with a 2021 copyright date.
- Books, unpublished and ‘in press’, are not eligible.
- Published in 2021 means (as rightly interpreted) appears in print in 2021 (i.e. not in press or published in 2020).
- The publication year is the year the book was first published, not subsequent publications, i.e. into paperback format.
- Edited, ghost-written, and co-written books are eligible for this award, and submitters will be asked to clarify the roles of such contributors during the application process.
- A brief bulleted list describing how the book fits the criteria
- An electronic version of the book
Michael McCullough, The Kindness of Strangers: How a Selfish Ape Invented a New Moral Code
Jennifer Eberhardt, Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do
William von Hippel, The Social Leap: The New Evolutionary Science of Who We Are, Where We Come From, and What Makes Us Happy
Abigail Marsh, The Fear Factor: How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths, and Everyone In-Between
Robert B. Cialdini, Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade
Traci Mann, Secrets from the Eating Lab: The Science of Weight Loss, the Myth of Willpower, and Why You Should Never Diet Again
Nicholas Epley, Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want
Matt Lieberman, Social: Why Our Brains are Wired to Connect
Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
James Pennebaker, The Secret Life of Pronouns: What our Words Say About Us
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