The International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) recently honored APS Fellow Edwin P. Hollander with an Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions. Celebrating over fifty years of Hollander’s innovative research in the psychology of leadership, the IAAP awards committee was “enthusiastically unanimous in choosing [him] for this well-deserved honor.” Hollander was fervent in his appreciation of this honor, especially, he said, its acknowledgement of his newest research initiative, which involves “the recognition of inclusive leadership that takes account of followers.”
Hollander has spent the majority of his career studying group and organizational leadership, innovation, and autonomy. Now he’s working to understand how “followership”—an area often ignored by leadership research—is inextricably tied to the field. Hollander is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and has also been recognized for his “outstanding, career-long contributions to leadership study” by the Center for Creative Leadership, which bestowed him with the Walter F. Ulmer Jr. Applied Research Award in 2004. That year, he also received the New York Academy of Science’s Helmut E. Adler Award for his life-time contributions to psychology.
Hollander received the IAAP Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Applied Science on July 16 during the opening ceremony of the 26th Annual International Congress of Applied Psychology in Athens, Greece.