Award for Distinguished Contributions to Theory and Research in Community Psychology

This award recognizes career achievements that have significantly contributed to knowledge within the community of psychology.

Deadline: December 1, 2015; December 1, 2016

Sponsor: Division 27

Description

The Award for Distinguished Contributions to Theory and Research in Community Psychology is presented annually to an individual whose career of high quality and innovative research and scholarship has resulted in a significant contribution to the corpus of knowledge in community psychology.

A plaque will be presented to the award recipient at the 2015 SCRA Biennial. During this time, the recipient will also provide an address, and she/he has the option to publish his/her address in the AJCP.

Eligibility

The criteria for the award include:

  • Demonstrated positive impact on the quality of community theory and research.

  • Innovation in community theory and/or research; that is, scholarship of a path-breaking quality that introduces important new ideas and new findings. Such distinguished work often challenges prevailing conceptual frameworks, research approaches and/or empirical results.

  • A major single contribution or series of significant contributions with an enduring influence on community scholarship over time.

  • All nominees must be SCRA members in the year of the nomination.

Please note: Individuals may only be nominated for one SCRA award per award cycle, and all nominees must be an active member of SCRA in the past one (1) membership renewal year unless otherwise stated in the call.

How to Apply

Initial nominations should be sent to SCRA Administrative Director Victoria Scott  and include:

  • The name and contact information of the nominee.
  • A 250- to 500-word summary of the rationale for nomination
Past Recipients
2014

Anne Brodsky, PhD

2013

Geoffrey Byron Nelson

2006

Kenneth Maton

2005

Abe Wandersman

2004

Roger Weissberg

2003

Lonnie Snowden

2002

Ana Mari Cauce

2001

Rhona Weinstein

2000

Stephanie Riger

1999

Irwin Sandler

1998

Dickon Reppucci

1997

Leonard Jason

1996

Marybeth Shinn

1995

Ed Trickett

1994

John Newbrough

1993

William Ryan

1992

Irwin Altman

1991

Kenneth Heller

1990

Edward Seidman

1989

Edward Zigler

1988

Richard Price

1987

Murray Levine

1986

Julian Rappaport

1985

George Fairweather

1984

George Spivack and Myrna Shure

1983

Rudolf Moos

1982

Charles Spielberger

1981

George Albee

1980

Barbara and Bruce Dohrenwend

1979

Emory Cowen

1978

James Kelly

1977

Bernard Bloom

1976

Ira Iscoe

1975

John Glidewell

1974

Seymour Sarason