The Media Award for Excellence in Science Journalism honors a member of the media for excellence in coverage of the personality and social psychology field. Recipients may be recognized for a particular piece of media coverage published in 2018 or for a distinguished record of disseminating knowledge of the field to the general public. Blogs and op-eds written by academics are not eligible.

The recipient will receive a $500 honorarium and accompanying plaque which are presented at the Awards Ceremony held at the SPSP Annual Convention, as well as a complimentary one-year SPSP membership. The winner also receives complimentary registration and travel to the convention, plus a three night hotel stay.


  • Recipients should have made significant contributions to the field of personality and social psychology through journalism.

Application Requirements

  • A brief bullet-ed list describing how piece of coverage fits the criteria of the award 
  • Links or e-files to the individual's work

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