APS Awards and Honors

APS honors members in the earliest stages of their careers as well as accomplished leaders with the field’s most prestigious awards and recognitions.

APS William James Fellow Award

The APS William James Fellow Award honors APS members for their lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology.

2019 James Award Recipients

  • Daniel T. Gilbert
    Harvard University
  • Lynn Nadel
    The University of Arizona
  • Elizabeth A. Phelps
    Harvard
  • Janet F. Werker
    University of
    British Columbia

 

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APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award

The APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award honors APS members for their lifetime of significant
intellectual achievements in applied psychological research and their impact on a critical problem in
society at large.

2019 Cattell Award Recipients

  • George A. Bonanno
    Columbia University
  • Roberta L. Klatzky
    Carnegie Mellon University
  • Robert J. MacCoun
    Stanford Law School

 

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APS Mentor Award

The APS Mentor Award honors those who have significantly fostered the careers of others, recognizing APS members who masterfully help students and others find their own voices and discover their own research and career goals.

2019 Mentor Award Recipients

  • Geraldine Downey
    Columbia University
  • Carol S. Dweck
    Stanford University
  • Marcia K. Johnson
    Yale University
  • Mark H. Johnson
    University of Cambridge and Birkbeck, University of London

 

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APS Janet Taylor Spence Award For Transformative Early Career Contributions

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The APS Janet Taylor Spence Award recognizes transformative early-career contributions to psychological science. Award winners are APS members who are among our most creative and promising investigators.

Learn more about APS Past President Janet Taylor Spence.

 

2018 Spence Award Recipients

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APS Fellows

Fellow status is awarded to APS members who made sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or application.

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APS Rising Stars

The Rising Star designation recognizes outstanding APS members in the earliest stages of their post-PhD research careers whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions.

About Rising Stars | Nomination Information | Meet the Rising Stars