The SPSP Service to the Field Award on Behalf of Personality and Social Psychology is for distinguished efforts by individuals to benefit the field of social and personality psychology generally. These efforts may involve activities to support educational and research activities in the field, professional leadership, and achievements that enhance the reputation of the field. Recipients may be members of the Society or the profession or individuals outside of psychology or academia. The Society recognizes the diversity of activities that may merit this award.

Recipients of this award receive a $500 honorarium and accompanying plaque, which is presented at the annual Awards Ceremony held at the SPSP Annual Convention, as well as a complimentary one-year SPSP membership.


  • Recipients will have made contributions to the field that may appear in various forms.

Application Requirements

  • A brief bullet-ed list detailing the nominee’s contributions to the field.
  • Nominee's current vita in electronic format. 

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