This year’s recipients
Judith Harackiewicz, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Judith Harackiewicz is the Paul Pintrich Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been studying motivation for many years, conducting experimental and longitudinal studies of goals, performance and interest development. Her most recent research concerns interventions to promote motivation, performance and diversity in STEM courses and careers.
Janet E. Helms, Boston College
Janet E. Helms is the Augustus Long Professor in the Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology and Director of the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture at Boston College. She has written over seventy empirical and theoretical articles and books on the topics of racial identity and cultural influences on assessment and race in society including A Race Is a Nice Thing to Have, 3rd Edition (Cognella Press).
About the Award
Started in 2011, the Distinguished Scholar Award is a senior career award that recognizes the broad scope and potentially integrative nature of scholarship in personality and social psychology. It honors a scholar who has made distinctively valuable research contributions across his or her career that bridge personality and social psychology or bridge personality or social psychology to another field (ie. law, education, organizations, or medicine). It is intended for individuals whose career contributions are outstanding, but do not fit neatly within the prototypical social or personality research areas.
Recipients of this award receive a $1000 honorarium and accompanying plaque, which are presented at the annual Awards Ceremony held at the SPSP Annual Convention, as well as a complimentary one-year SPSP membership. In addition, travel and registration to the convention are provided, plus a three-night hotel stay, and the recipient will give an address in a special plenary session (along with the Block Award and Campbell Award recipients).