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.


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Remembering Janet Taylor Spence


APS Janet Taylor Spence Award Committee

Reeshad S. Dalal (Chair),
George Mason 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

2022 Award Winners

Brian Anderson
Texas A&M University

Oriel FeldmanHall
Brown University

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Brett Ford
University of Toronto

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Antonia Kaczkurkin
Vanderbilt University

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Neil Lewis, Jr.
Cornell University

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Patricia Lockwood
University of Birmingham

Jason Okonofua
University of California, Berkeley

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Kai Chi (Sam) Yam
National University of Singapore

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