APS Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions

The APS Janet Taylor Spence Award recognizes APS members who have made transformative early career contributions to psychological science.

Research contributions can be transformative in various ways, such as the establishment of new approaches or paradigms within a field of psychological science, or the development or advancement of boundary-crossing research.  Award recipients reflect the best of the many new and cutting edge ideas coming from of our most creative and promising investigators who together embody the future of psychological science.

Recipients of the APS Janet Taylor Spence Award are recognized at a special symposium at the APS Annual Convention.


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Remembering Janet Taylor Spence


APS Janet Taylor Spence Award Committee

Reeshad S. Dalal (Chair),
George Mason University
Anne Cutler,
Western Sydney University
Willem Frankenhuis,
Utrecht University
Kurt Gray,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Tania Lombrozo,
Princeton University
Dean Mobbs,
California Institute of Technology
Robb Rutledge,
Yale University

2021 Award Winners

Arielle Baskin-Sommers
Yale University

Sudeep Bhatia
University of Pennsylvania

Eiko Fried
Leiden University

Celeste Kidd
University of California, Berkeley

Steven Roberts
Stanford University

Daisy Singla
University of Toronto and Sinai Health

Diana Tamir
Princeton University