APA Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions

The APA Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions honors psychologists who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to basic research in psychology.

Sponsor: Committee on Scientific Awards

Description
The APA Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions honors psychologists who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to basic research in psychology.
How to Apply

The following may be submitted electronically:

  • Letter of nomination.
  • Nomination form (PDF, 94KB).
  • Nominee's current vita with list of publications.
  • The names and addresses of several scientists who are familiar with the nominee's work.
  • List of 10 most significant and representative publications.
  • At least three reprints representative of the nominee's contribution.

For additional information, please contact Suzanne Wandersman.

Past Recipients
2014

Richard N. Aslin, John A. Bargh, Carol A. Barnes

2013

Ian H. Gotlib, Robert M. Sapolsky, Linda B. Smith

2012

Edward F. Diener, Michael Meaney, Daniel L. Schacter

2011

Barry J. Everitt and Trevor W. Robbins, Carol S. Dweck, Daniel M. Wegner

2010

Jonathan D. Cohen, Susan T. Fiske, Joseph E. LeDoux

2009

Susan E. Carey, Alice H. Eagly, Steven F. Maier

2008

Michael S. Gazzaniga, Janellen Huttenlocher, Hazel R. Markus

2007

Marilynn B. Brewer, Jean M. Mandler, Paul Rozin

2006

Michael Davis, Marcia K. Johnson, Martin E. P. Seligman

2005

Charles G. Gross, Douglas L. Medin, Robert S. Siegler

2004

Sheldon Cohen, E. Mavis Hetherington, Richard M. Shiffrin

2003

Lila R. Gleitman, Bruce S. McEwen, Claude M. Steele

2002

John T. Cacioppo, David E. Meyer, William T. Newsome

2001

Alan D. Baddeley, Irving I. Gottesman, Michael M. Merzenich

2000

Richard J. Davidson, E. Tory Higgins, Elizabeth S. Spelke

1998/1999

Elliot Aronson, William T. Greenough, Allan R. Wagner

1997

Ellen S. Berscheid, Edward Smith, Robert H. Wurtz

1996

Robert W. Goy, James L. McClelland and David E. Rumelhart, Shelley E. Taylor

1995

Rochel Gelman, William A. Mason, Michael L. Rutter

1994

John R. Anderson, Jon Kaas, Neil Schneiderman

1993

Peter J. LangPaul Slovic, Larry R. Squire

1992

Ursula Bellugi and Edward S. Klima, Walter Kintsch, K. Warner Schaie

1991

Paul Ekman, Patricia S. Goldman-Rakic, Richard E. Nisbett

1990

Frances K. Graham, John A. Swets, Anne Treisman

1989

Mary D. Salter Ainsworth and John Bowlby, J. Douglas Carroll, Richard S. Lazarus

1988

Irving T. Diamond, Frederic M. Lord, Eleanor E. Maccoby, William J. McGuire, Julian B. Rotter, George Sperling

1987

Morton Deutsch, Jerome Kagan, David C. McClelland, Saul Sternberg, Niko Tinbergen, Ledyard R. Tucker

1986

Robert P. Abelson, Gunnar Johansson, Robert A. Rescorla

1985

Clyde Coombs, Mortimer Mishkin, Allen Newell

1984

Noam Chomsky, John H. Flavell, Floyd Ratliff

1983

John W. Thibaut, Endel Tulving, Hans Wallach

1982

Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, Walter Mischel, Mark R. Rosenzweig

1981

David M. Green, Irving L. Janis, James L. McGaugh

1980

Albert Bandura, Alvin M. Liberman, Michael I. Posner

1979

John W. Atkinson, Gordon H. Bower, John Garcia

1978

Julian Hochberg, Philip Teitelbaum, Robert B. Zajonc

1977

Richard C. Atkinson, Russell L. De Valois, Edward E. Jones

1976

Beatrice C. Lacey and John I. Lacey, Theodore M. Newcombe, Roger N. Shepard

1975

Donald E. Broadbent, Robert R. Sears, David Shakow

1974

Angus Campbell, Lorrin A. Riggs, Richard F. Thompson

1973

Lee J. Cronbach, Brenda Milner, Benton J. Underwood

1972

Edwin E. Ghiselli, Dorothea Jameson and Leo Hurvich, Patrick Suppes

1971

Roger William Brown, Harold H. Kelley, Roger Wolcott Sperry

1970

Donald T. Campbell, David Krech, R. Duncan Luce

1969

Jean Piaget, Stanley Schachter, Herbert A. Simon

1968

James E. Birren, Eleanor J. Gibson, Muzafer Sherif

1967

Solomon E. Asch, Ernest R. Hilgard, James Olds

1966

Nancy Bayley, Clarence H. Graham, Richard L. Solomon

1965

Floyd Allport, Fritz Heider, Paul Thomas Young

1964

Gordon W. Allport, Wendell R. Garner, J. P. Guilford

1963

Roger G. Barker, George A. Miller, Carl Pfaffmann

1962

Jerome S. Bruner, William K. Estes, Harry Helson

1961

James J. Gibson, Donald O. Hebb, Henry A. Murray

1960

Harry F. Harlow, Charles E. Osgood, S. Smith Stevens

1959

Leon Festinger, Donald B. Lindsley, Neal E. Miller

1958

Frank A. Beach, Paul E. Meehl, B. F. Skinner

1957

Carl I. Hovland, Curt P. Richter, Edward C. Tolman

1956

Wolfgang Köhler, Carl R. Rogers, Kenneth W. Spence