SPSP is thrilled to announce the winners of our 2021 Annual Awards. SPSP and its affiliated societies recognize the contributions of those who are advancing the boundaries of personality and social psychology. Given annually and selected by panels of peers, these awards highlight and honor leaders within the field. 
 
This year's awardees have made major contributions to the field of personality and social psychology in countless ways and we are excited to see what they accomplish in the years ahead. Please join us in congratulating our 2021 winners!

Senior Career Contribution Awards

Block Award:  Andrew J. Elliot, University of Rochester

Campbell Award:  Michael Hogg, Claremont Graduate University

Career Contribution Award: Gerald Clore, University of Virginia; Wendy Wood, University of Southern California

Distinguished Scholar Award:  Robert Sellers, University of Michigan

Methodological Innovator Award:  Deborah A. Kashy, Michigan State University

Application of Personality and Social Psychology Award:  Lisa M. Diamond, University of Utah

Mid-Career Awards

Diener Award in Personality Psychology:  Simine Vazire, University of Melbourne

Diener Award in Social Psychology:  Bertram Gawronski, University of Texas at Austin

Early Career Awards

SAGE Emerging Scholar Award:  William J. Brady, Yale University; Tyler James Jimenez, University of Washington; Jessie Sun, University of Pennsylvania; Sarah Ward, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  

SAGE Early Career Trajectory Award:  Cydney H. Dupree, Yale University; Jim A.C. Everett, University of Kent; Erika Hall, Emory University; Michael Muthukrishna, London School of Economics; Ivuoma Ngozi Onyeador, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management

Teaching and Mentoring Awards

Ambady Award For Mentoring ExcellenceSusan T. Fiske, Princeton University

Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring Award:  Leigh Ann Vaughn, Ithaca College

Prizes for a Single Outstanding Contribution

Cialdini Prize:  Jane Risen, University of Chicago; Juliana Schroeder, UC Berkeley; Shannon Michelle White, University of Chicago - When “Enemies” Become Close: Relationship Formation Among Palestinians and Jewish Israelis at a Youth Camp

Wegner Theoretical Innovation Prize:  Sapna Cheryan, University of Washington and Hazel Rose Markus, Stanford University - Masculine Defaults: Identifying and Mitigating Hidden Cultural Biases; Mark Brandt, Michigan State University and Jarret T. Crawford, The College of New Jersey - Worldview Conflict and Prejudice

Media Awards

Book Prize:  Michael McCullough, UC San Diego - The Kindness of Strangers: How a Selfish Ape Invented a New Moral Code

Diversity Awards

Jenessa Shapiro Award for Contributions to Diversity and Inclusion:  Keith B. Maddox, Tufts University

Service Awards

Service to the Society:  Patricia G. Devine, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Service on Behalf of Social and Personality Psychology: The Psychological Science Accelerator, represented by Nicholas A. Coles

Student Awards

Heritage Dissertation Research Awards:  Sharlene Fernandes, Georgia State University; Katherine Lawson, University of California, Davis; Brenda Straka, Duke University; Sze Yuh Nina Wang, University of Toronto

Jenessa Shapiro Graduate Research Award:  Marielena Barbieri, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Aldo M. Barrita, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Sakshi Ghai, University of Cambridge; Jeanean Buenafe Naqvi, Carnegie Mellon University; Apoorva Sarmal, University of Georgia; Richard Edgar Smith, II, University of Michigan; Brittany Rae Torrez, Yale University