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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Wilhelm Wundt-William James Award 2017 to Professor Susan Fiske

12.04.2017, by Sibylle Classen in award

The EASP EC are very happy to announce that Professor Susan Fiske has been elected as the winner of the Wilhelm Wundt-William James Award 2017. The award has been established by the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations EFPA and the American Psychological Foundation APF as a special recognition for distinguished contributions to the science and profession of psychology and to the promotion of effective cooperation between Europe and North America.

Professor Fiske was nominated for the award by the EASP, and support for the nomination was authored by Professors Naomi Ellemers, Utrecht University, Miguel Moya, University of Granada, Steven Neuberg, Arizona State University and Vincent Yzerbyt, Université Catholique de Louvain.

The Wundt-James Award Selection Committee stated that :

  • Professor Susan Fiske is an eminent and very influential contributor to psychology. Her work is very well known and cited worldwide in the major publications of psychology
  • With more than 300 publications, the impact of the work of Professor Fiske in social psychology is very clear in the models that she developed. Her books are some of the most influent in psychology, and she has been the editor of the most prestigious journals in her field. Professor Fiske has won numerous awards, either in the areas of basic and applied psychology, and in 2013 became a member of the National Academy of Sciences of America.
  • The application of psychological knowledge to social problems has also been one of her main concerns, as well as her interest in communicating the knowledge of psychology to larger audiences. She has also been a dedicated mentor to new generations of researchers all over the world.
  • The collaboration with European researchers has also been at the center of her concerns, and over the years she has collaborated with many scholars and attended many conferences in Europe.

The award will be handed over during the Opening Ceremony of the European Congress of Psychology in Amsterdam on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 17.00 o’clock.

Read more about the award on the EFPA website