Psychologists working at the intersection of philosophy and psychology are eligible for the Joseph B. Gittler Award through the American Psychological Foundation. Each year, the award provides $10,000 to someone who has made a “scholarly contribution in the area of philosophical foundations of psychological knowledge.”
Gittler, a sociologist who held faculty positions at many universities including Duke University, George Mason University and the University of Rochester, made a $250,000 bequest to APF in 2007.
Gittler’s own work focused on the experiences of minority populations as well as the relationships between different racial and religious groups, and he valued philosophy’s role in informing research on these and other issues.
Eminent New York University psychologist Jerome Bruner, PhD, received the first Gittler award in 2008 for his work on the philosophy of education. Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman, PhD, received the second in 2009 for his work on the reliability of moral intuition as it relates to moral philosophy. The third award will go to a mid-career researcher who has been working in this area for five to 10 years.
For more information, visit Joseph B. Gittler Award.