This award recognises the author or authors of one article, book, or book chapter that has made outstanding innovative contributions to theory in social psychology. Theoretical innovation is not restricted to the presentation of a new theory; theoretical integration and extension will also be considered innovative.
This award honours a single contribution and can, thus, be awarded to authors at different (junior, mid-career, senior) career stages. The lead author must be an EASP member and will give a plenary lecture at the Association's General Meeting. The awardee is selected by the Executive Committee in the Autumn preceding the General Meeting, based on the recommendation of a theoretically diverse selection committee of three EASP members, chaired by the President of EASP.
The awardees receive a certificate and EASP covers their registration fees at the General Meeting. The awardee attends the General Meeting as a guest of the Association and also receives a silver medal, suitably mounted and inscribed. Although there is no open call for applications for this award, suggestions from EASP members are welcome and will be considered by the Executive Committee.