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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Outstanding Contribution to European Personality and Social Psychology

The award honours researchers at the crossroads of personality psychology (i.e., the configuration of relatively stable tendencies within the individual) and social psychology (i.e., social behaviour, social motivation, or social cognition). Research topics include but are not limited to social traits, person x situation interactions, experimentally assessed social-cognitive mechanisms of personality etc. Ideal candidates have studied these things with methods that go beyond self-ratings, for example by observing multiple people (dyads, groups), experimental or physiological methods, or sophisticated observational methods.

There will be an open call for nominations (including self-nominations). Both associations’ Executive Committees rank the applications. In case of disagreement about the best application, one member of each Executive Committee will negotiate who receives the award (ideally but not necessarily the candidate with the highest mean ranking). The award will be given out annually -- alternatingly at EAPP and EASP events. Beside the plaque or medal it will include a two year membership of both associations.