Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy
This award will honor a psychologist who has made a distinguished empirical and/or theoretical contribution to research in public policy, either through a single extraordinary achievement or a lifetime of work dedicated to informing public policy through psychological understanding. Examples of relevant achievements would include research leading others to view specific national policies differently; research demonstrating the importance of the application of psychological methods and theory to public policy; or research clarifying the ways scientific knowledge of human behavior informs public policy.
Each award recipient will receive:
A $1,000 honorarium.
An opportunity to present an invited address at the 2015 APA convention in Toronto, Canada.
An invitation to submit a paper to the American Psychologist® on the topic of the address.
A waiver of 2015 convention registration fees and reimbursement of up to $1,500 in expenses related to attendance at the 2015 convention.