APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award

The APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award recognizes APS members for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the area of applied psychological research. Recipients must be APS members whose research addresses a critical problem in society at large. Honorees are recognized annually at the APS Convention.

APS’s lifetime achievement awards are not exclusive. In other words, an exceptional psychological scientist might be awarded all of them.

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View a list of Past Award Recipients

APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award Committee

David Clark (Chair),
University of Oxford

Phoebe Ellsworth,
University of Michigan

Roberta Golinkoff,
University of Delaware

Richard Liu,
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Eric-Jan Wagenmakers,
University of Amsterdam

2022 Award Recipients

Mahzarin R. Banaji & Anthony G. Greenwald

Harvard University & University of Washington


Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald are collaborators in theories that have revolutionized social and cognitive psychological science. Among other accomplishments, together they expanded on the idea of implicit social cognition to include their signature contribution to the link between memory/social cognition and distinguishing explicit cognition from attitudes, self-esteem, and stereotypes. Greenwald and Banaji separately received the APS William James Fellow Award in 2013 and 2016, respectively.

Claude M. Steele

Stanford University


Claude Steele’s insightful contributions to the fields of clinical psychology, addiction research, and the social cognitive spheres include his work on stereotype threat and groundbreaking ideas for examining cognitive processes, motivation, engagement, and physiological responses in intergroup settings. Steele was a 2001 recipient of the APS William James Fellow Award. 

Laurence Steinberg

Temple University


A leading authority on adolescence, Laurence Steinberg’s breadth of youth research includes developmental psychopathology; links between the brain and behavior; the impact of employment, puberty, and familial relationships; and juvenile crime and justice.