APS Past President Kay Deaux, City University of New York Graduate Center (emeritus) and New York University (visiting scholar), and APS Fellow Hazel Rose Markus, Stanford University, will each receive the 2013 Award for Service on Behalf of Personality and Social Psychology in February 2014 at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). Deaux and Markus have each served as president of SPSP. In addition to their extensive professional service, the society cited both scientists’ commitment to scholarship as motivation for honoring them with the Award for Service, stating that Deaux’s “pioneering work on gender, on identity, and on immigrants and immigration reflect her deep social consciousness as well as her creative and insightful scholarly perspective.” In a separate statement, the society credited Markus for encouraging the field to shift away from the assumption that “research findings in one culture represent basic processes of human nature, to exploring the different social and personality psychologies linked to gender, race, social class, age, and culture.” Deaux and Markus join more than 20 APS members who will be honored at the SPSP meeting in February. For a complete list, visit www.psychologicalscience.org/SPSPawards.
October 31, 2013