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.


Submit a Nomination

View a list of Spence Award Recipients

Remembering Janet Taylor Spence


APS Janet Taylor Spence Award Committee

Kurt Gray (Chair),
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Willem Frankenhuis,
Utrecht University

Tania Lombrozo,
Princeton University

Dean Mobbs,
California Institute of Technology

Robb Rutledge,
Yale University