The Social Psychology Section is seeking nominations for the 2021 Cooley-Mead Award. The Cooley-Mead Award is given annually to an individual who has made lifetime contributions to distinguished scholarship in sociological social psychology. In addition to receiving the award, the recipient presents an address to the Social Psychology Section at the 2022 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. In 2021 the award went to Neil MacKinnin. Prior winners of the Cooley-Mead Award are listed at: https://www.socialpsychologyasasection.com/cooley-mead-award.html
Nominations must be received (email only) by January 8, 2022, and should include a brief description of the career contributions that make the candidate deserving of the award. Nominations may include supporting letters in addition to the nominating letter. Please send to David Schaefer, Committee Chair, at email@example.com. The Committee this year is: Deborah Carr (Boston University), Tim Hallett (Indiana University), Kim Rogers (Dartmouth), and Neil MacKinnon (University of Guelph).
Outstanding Recent Contribution in Social Psychology Award
Deadline: February 1, 2022
The Social Psychology Section of the ASA invites submissions for the 2022 Outstanding Recent Contribution in Social Psychology Award. In 2021, the award will be given to an article published between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2021. Nominations must include a .pdf of the article or chapter and a brief statement (one or two paragraphs) regarding its merits. To be eligible for the award, the first author of the article must be a member of the Social Psychology Section. In addition, nominators must be members of the ASA Social Psychology Section. Self-nominations are welcome. Please send submissions by February 1, 2022 to the chair of the committee, Ashley Harrell (Duke University), firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate Student Paper Award
Deadline: March 15, 2022
The Social Psychology Section of the ASA invites submissions for the Graduate Student Paper Award. The paper should be article length. Eligible papers include those that, between March 2021 and March 2022, were submitted for a class or seminar; filed as a thesis or dissertation; presented at a professional meeting; submitted or accepted for publication; pre-published on a journal website; or published. Authors of eligible papers must be graduate students and members of the Social Psychology Section at the time of the paper submission. Authors may only submit one paper for consideration each year. Multi-authored papers may be submitted if all authors are students and section members, but the prize must be shared. The recipient(s) will receive $500. Please send a .pdf version of the paper by March 15, 2022 to Yongren Shi (University of Iowa), email@example.com, chair of the committee.
Graduate Student Investigator Award
Deadline: March 15, 2022
The Social Psychology Section of the ASA invites submissions for the Graduate Student Investigator Award. The award provides support for an innovative and outstanding research project that makes a significant contribution to social psychological scholarship. The proposed research may serve as the applicant’s dissertation, thesis, or other publishable research. The award provides up to $1,000 to meet some of the research expenses associated with the proposed research. Interested graduate students should submit: (1) a proposal of no more than 8 double-spaced pages (page count does not include references, figures, tables, or appendices), (2) a budget describing how the funds will be used, (3) a curriculum vitae, and (4) a supporting faculty reference. The graduate student applicant should first fill out the form at this link; the faculty reference form and the faculty reference letter can be submitted at this link.
The proposals should be organized as: a) introduction, b) background/theory, c) methodology (specifying data, sampling, measurement, and IRB approval plans/status), and d) significance/impact for sociology and social psychology. Measurement instruments and other supplementary material can be included as an appendix to the proposal.
Applications will be evaluated using the following criteria: theoretical significance, creativity of the research, the appropriateness and quality of the methods, and the potential contribution to the field of social psychology. The student applicant must be a current member of the ASA Social Psychology Section. A student may only submit one application for consideration each year. Please send a PDF version of the proposal, CV, and budget in one document by March 15, 2022, to Bianca Manago (firstname.lastname@example.org), chair of the committee.