SPSP is proud to announce the recipients of our Senior Career Contribution Awards, honoring an array of leaders who have demonstrated a long-standing commitment to advancing personality and social psychology by making immense contributions to the field.

Block Award

The Block Award honors research accomplishment in personality psychology. It was named for Jack Block, who was known for his analytic and theoretical sophistication and depth, as well as for his broad interests. The recipients of this award are recognized for their scientifically rigorous career research accomplishments in personality psychology rather than for a specific discovery or article.

Please join us in congratulating this year's winner, Wendy Johnson, of the University of Edinburgh.

Career Contribution Award

The Career Contribution Award honors a scholar who has made major theoretical and/or empirical contributions to social psychology and/or personality psychology or to bridging these areas together. This award may recognize recipients who have been under-recognized for their distinguished scholarly contributions across long and productive careers.

Please join us in congratulating this year's winners, Paula Niedenthal of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and Constantine Sedikides of the University of Southhampton.

Distinguished Scholar

The Distinguished Scholar Award recognizes the broad scope and potentially integrative nature of scholarship in personality and social psychology. It honors a scholar who has made distinctively valuable research contributions across his or her career that bridge personality and social psychology or bridge personality or social psychology to another field (i.e. law, education, organizations, or medicine). It is intended for individuals whose career contributions are outstanding but do not fit neatly within the prototypical social or personality research areas.

Please join us in congratulating this year's winner, David Winter, of the University of Michigan.