Awards and Honors
APS William James Fellow Award
The APS William James Fellow Award honors individuals for their lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology.
2015 Award Recipients
- Michael S. Gazzaniga
University of California, Santa Barbara
- Susan Goldin-Meadow
University of Chicago
- Joseph E. LeDoux
New York University
- Timothy D. Wilson
University of Virginia
APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award
The APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award honors individuals for their lifetime of significant
intellectual achievements in applied psychological research and their impact on a critical problem in society at large.
2015 Award Recipients
- Ian J. Deary
University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- Ellen Frank
University of Pittsburgh
- Roberta M. Golinkoff
University of Delaware
- Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
APS Mentor Award
The APS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement recognizes those who have significantly fostered the careers of others, honoring APS members who masterfully help students and others find their own voice and discover their own research and career goals.
2014-2015 Mentor Award Recipients
- Gilles O. Einstein
- Megan R. Gunnar
University of Minnesota
- Richard E. Nisbett
University of Michigan
- Robert Rosenthal
University of California, Riverside
APS Janet Taylor Spence Award For Transformative Early Career Contributions
The APS Janet Taylor Spence Award recognizes transformative early career contributions to psychological science. Award winners should reflect the best of the many new and cutting edge ideas coming out of our most creative and promising investigators who, together, embody the future of psychological science.
APS notes with great sadness the passing of Janet Taylor Spence in March 2015. A symposium in her honor will be held during the 2016 APS Annual Convention in Chicago, IL, USA.
2015 Spence Award Recipients
Fellow status is awarded to APS Members who made sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or application.
APS Rising Stars
The Rising Star designation recognizes outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions.
Student Awards & Grants
The APS Student Caucus offers several awards and grants to promote the research of psychology. Learn More
The James McKeen Cattell Fund
For over half a century, the James McKeen Cattell Fund has provided support for the science and the application of psychology. The Fund offers a program of supplementary sabbatical awards
(”James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowships”). These awards supplement the regular sabbatical allowance provided by the recipients’ home institutions, to allow an extension of leave-time from one to two semesters.