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.

Nominations will open in mid-2024

View a list of Spence Award Recipients

Remembering Janet Taylor Spence

APS Janet Taylor Spence Award Committee

Kurt Gray, Chair
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ramona Bobocel, Member
University of Waterloo
Oriel FeldmanHall, Member
Brown University
Willem Frankenhuis, Member
Utrecht University
Eiko Fried, Member
Leiden University
Tania Lombrozo, Member
Princeton University

Seven psychological scientists, conducting cutting-edge research on topics ranging from self-regulation to collective emotions to multicultural experiences, are recipients of the 2024 APS Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions.  

First awarded in 2010 and named after APS’s first president, the Spence Award honors particularly creative and promising APS members who embody the future of the field.   

The recipients will be honored in May at the 2024 APS Annual Convention in San Francisco, California.

Learn more about the 2024 Spence award recipients.

2024 Award Recipients

Sacha Epskamp
National University of Singapore

Amit Goldenberg
Harvard Business School

Jonas Kunst
University of Oslo

Peggy Liu
University of Pittsburgh

Jackson Lu

Leah Richmond-Rakerd
University of Michigan

Monica Rosenberg
University of Chicago