Ends on June 3, 2019

The SPSP Book Prize for the Promotion of Social and Personality Science is a prize for a single outstanding contribution that honors a book written by a psychologist that makes a distinctive and important contribution to the field by promoting an understanding of the science of social and personality psychology to the general public. Edited, ghost-written, and co-written books are eligible for this award, and submitters will be asked to clarify the roles of such contributors during the application process.

The recipient will receive a $500 honorarium and an accompanying plaque, which are presented at the annual Awards Ceremony held at the SPSP Annual Convention, as well as a complimentary one-year SPSP membership. 

Eligibility

  • For the 2019 Book Prize, eligible books are those published during calendar year 2018, i.e. those with a 2018 copyright date.
  • Books, unpublished and ‘in press’, are not eligible.
  • Published in 2018 means (as rightly interpreted) appears in print in 2018 (i.e. not in press or published in 2017).
  • The publication year is the year the book was first published, not subsequent publications, i.e. into paperback format.
  • Edited, ghost-written, and co-written books are eligible for this award, and submitters will be asked to clarify the roles of such contributors during the application process.

Application Requirements

  • A brief  bullet-ed list describing how the book fits the criteria 
  • 5 copies may be mailed by the submitter to the Washington DC SPSP Executive Office (must be received by June 1st)

        And/or

  • An E-file uploaded to this submittable form. 

We encourage the submission of BOTH an electronic file and a physical copy of the book. If you are submitting hard copies, online nomination forms must still be completed.


More information on our website.

Questions should be directed to awards@spsp.org.