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- Single Contribution
The Robert B. Cialdini Prize is a prize for a single outstanding contribution that recognizes the author(s) of a publication that uses field methods and demonstrates relevance to outside groups. It is designed to recognize the 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 within a given year.
THIS YEAR’S RECIPIENT
Started in 2008, the Robert B. Cialdini Prize recognizes the author(s) of a publication that uses field methods and demonstrates relevance to outside groups. It is designed to recognize the 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 within a given year.
This prize is intended to encourage work that both uses field methods and settings and has external applicability to outside communities. This prize is not intended for solely laboratory studies that have societal applicability, although reports that incorporate a small number of lab studies in the publication package will not be excluded from consideration if the bulk of the work was completed in the field.
The term “field research methods” is meant to be inclusive of field experiments, and is not limited to correlational or nonexperimental approaches. The term “field research settings” is meant to include naturally-occurring domains in which research participants can expect to find themselves under normal life circumstances and in which they are unlikely to suppose that they are research participants.
Recipients of this prize will receive up to $1000 ($1500 International) in travel expenses to be split among all contributors, complimentary registration, and a plaque, with acknowledgment at the annual Awards Ceremony held at the SPSP Annual Convention. This prize was endowed by Robert Cialdini through the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology.
- Research: Social psychology, demonstrated a research focus in social psychology, but can span any research area within social psychology
- Research: Field Methods and Settings, bulk of work is conducted in the field (some laboratory experimental work is)
- Research: Societal relevance, demonstrated through external applicability to outside communities, demonstrates relevance of social psychology to communities outside of academic social psychology
- Research: Use of field settings, research is conducted in naturally-occurring domains in which research participants can expect to find themselves in normal life circumstances and in which they are unlikely to realize they are research participants
- Research, Quality: High-quality idea; published in high-impact journal; likely to be highly cited
- Writing, Quality: Demonstrated through organization, content, and mechanics of writing
- Eligible papers must have been published in peer-reviewed journals or as book chapters during the calendar year prior to nomination. For example, to be nominated in 2023, the publication must have been printed in calendar year 2022. Papers and chapters still "in press" are not eligible.
- An electronic version of the nominated piece (in PDF or .doc format)
- A summary of how the article fits the Rubric
- If the nominated piece is a chapter and does not contain an abstract, a 150-word abstract must also be included
"Lifting the bar: A relationship-orienting intervention reduces recidivism among children reentering school from juvenile detention" - Gregory M. Walton, Kathleen Remington Cunningham, Daniel Hurst, Elizabeth Weitz, and Jennifer L. Eberhardt; Jason A. Okonofua, Andres Pinedo, Juan P. Ospina, and Hattie Tate
"When "Enemies Become Close: Relationship Formation Among Palestinians and Jewish Israelis at a Youth Camp" - Jane Risen, Juliana Schroeder, Shannon Michelle White
"Participatory practices at work change attitudes and behavior toward societal authority and justice" - Sherry Jueyu Wu and Betsy Levy Paluck
"Quitting When the Going Gets Tough: A Downside of High Performance Expectations" - Hengchen Dai, Berkeley J. Dietvorst, Bradford Tuckfield, Katherine L. Milkman and Maurice E. Schweitzer
"Language from Police Body Camera Footage Shows Racial Disparities in Officer Respect" - Rob Voigt, Nicholas Camp, Vinodkumar Prabhakaran, William Hamilton, Rebecca Hetey, Camilla Griffiths, David Jurgens, Dan Jurafsky and Jennifer Eberhardt
"Durably Reducing Transphobia: A Field Experiment on Door-to-Door Canvassing" - David Broockman and Joshua Kalla
"Brief Intervention to Encourage Empathic Discipline Cuts Suspension Rates in Half Among Adolescents" - Jason Okonofua, Gregory Walton, and David Paunesku
"When Tex and Tess Carpenter Build Houses in Texas: Moderators of Implicit Egotism" - Brett Pelham and Mauricio Carvallo
"Breaking the Cycle of Mistrust: Wise Interventions to Provide Critical Feedback Across the Racial Divide" - David Scott Yeager, Valerie Purdie-Vaughns, Julio Garcia, Nancy Apfel, Patti Brzustoski, Allison Master, William Hessert, Matthew Williams, and Geoffrey Cohen
"Deflecting the trajectory and changing the narrative: How self-affirmation affects academic performance and motivation under identity threat" - David Sherman, Geoffrey Cohen, Kimberly Hartson, Kevin Binning, Valerie Purdie-Vaughns, Julio Garcia, Suzanne Tabrosky-Barba, Sarah Tomassetti, and David Nussbaum
"Helping parents to motivate adolescents in mathematics and science: An experimental test of a utility-value intervention" - Judith Harackiewicz, Christopher Rozek, Chris S. Hulleman, and Janet Shibley Hyde
"Temper, Temperature, and Temptation: Heat-related Retaliation in Baseball" - Richard P. Larrick, Thomas A. Timmerman, Andrew M. Carton and Jason Abrevaya
"Shared Social Responsibility: A Field Experiment in Pay-What-You-Want Pricing and Charitable Giving" - Ayelet Gneezy, Uri Gneezy, Leif Nelson, and Amber Brown
"Reducing intergroup prejudice and conflict using the media: A field experiment in Rwanda" - Elizabeth Levy Paluck
"The spreading of disorder" - Kees Keizer, Siegwart Lindenberg, Linda Steg
"Reducing explicit and implicit prejudice via direct and extended contact: The mediating role of self-disclosure and intergroup anxiety" - Rhiannon Turner, Miles Hewstone, A. Voci
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