NYU Psychology Awards and Honors
August 2022 - John Jost’s book Left & Right: The Psychological Significance of a Political Distinction has just won the 2022 Juliette and Alexander L. George Award for the best book of the year in Political Psychology, sponsored by the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP)
August 2022 - Madeline Heilman has won the "Impact Award" from Research in Organizational Behavior for publishing the most impactful article in that field over the past decade.
July 2022 - Moira Dillon has won the "Early Career Contribution Award" from the Society for Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Science
July 2022 - Pat Shrout has been awarded the "2022 Steven Banks Mentoring Award" by the American Public Health Association.
June 2022 - Jay Van Bavel and his coauthor Dominic Packer have won the APA William James best book award for The Power of Us.
March 2022 - Peter Gollwitzer has been named the awardee of the Thomas Ostrom Award for the year of 2022 recognizing outstanding lifetime contributions to theory and research in the field of social cognition.
March, 2022 - Marisa Carrasco has been named the 2022 recipient of the Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences awarded by the Carnegie Mellon University Neuroscience Institute.
February, 2022 - Emily Balcetis has been elected a Fellow within the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
February, 2022 - Congratulations to Marisa Carrasco-Queijeiro on having been elected to the Society of Experimental Psychologists.
September, 2021 - Congratulations to Clayton Curtis, Weiji Ma, Hsin-Hung Li, and Aspen Yoo for their work on a new study that shows the extent we trust our memory in decision making.
May, 2021 - Congratulations to Marisa Carrasco-Queijeiro who has been elected to the National Academy of Science and has also been awarded the 2021 Davida Teller Award.
April, 2021 - Congratulations to Maureen Craig who received an NSF Career Award.
2021/2020 - In the last two years the Department achieved a remarkable record in winning teaching awards: In 2019/20, those included 3 of 12 Golden Dozen Awards (Wei Ji Ma, Ian Reed, and Marjorie Rhodes), 1 of the 2 Teach/Tech Awards (Pascal Wallisch), and 1 of the 6 Outstanding Teaching Awards (Elizabeth Mutter). In 2020/21, Jonathan Freeman won a Golden Dozen Awards and two of our faculty (Todd Gureckis and Pascal Wallisch) received Teaching Innovation Awards. On May 26 our Department will hold a Psychology Teaching Symposium that will both recognize these many award winners and provide the award winners and nominees a chance to share their pedagogical practices with their colleagues. The Department intends to make this an annual event.
2021 - Congratulations to Jay van Bavel won the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Wegner Theoretical Innovation Prize and was invited to present his highly cited paper Using social and behavioural science to support COVID-19 pandemic response to the Senate, Congress, WHO, UN, and the staff at the White House.
April, 2021 - Congratulations to Molly Dillon who was named name a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science.
2021/2021- Congratulations to Cate Hartley who was awarded the 2020 Cognitive Neuroscience Young Investigator Award and the 2021 Social Affective Neuroscience Society Early Career Award.
2021 - Congratulations to John Jost who received the Carol and Ed Diener Award, an honorary doctorate from Eötvös Lorand University (ELTE) in Budapest, and published the book “A Theory of System Justification,” which was one of three finalists for the 2021 PROSE Award for excellence in scholarly publishing.
2021 - Congratulations to Wei Ji Ma who won the Cognitive Science Society’s 2021 Jeffrey L. Elman Prize for “Scientific Achievement and Community Building."
2020 - Congratulations to Karen Adolph who was named a Julius Silver Professor.
2020 - Congratulations to David Poeppel
who was the lead editor of the 6th edition of the standard major reference book The Cognitive Neurosciences.
2020 - Congratulations to Marjorie Rhodes received the Stanton Prize for interdisciplinary contributions to psychology and philosophy.
2019 - Congratulations to Larry Maloney who was appointed as a Resident Fellow at the Institut d’études avancées de Paris.
2018 - Congratulations to Catherine Hartley who has been awarded the 2018 Association for Psychological Science Janet Taylor Spence Award, which recognizes "transformative early career contributions to psychological science".
Congratulations to Catherine Hartley on her receipt of a 2018 Early Career Research Fellowship from the Jacobs Foundation.
2017 - Congratulations to Marjorie Rhodes for winning the Steve Reznick Award for Early Career Contribution at the Cognitive Development Society Conference. The award "recognizes a young scholar who has made outstanding research contributions to the study of cognitive development, and who shows continued promise to be a leader in the field."
2017 - Congratulations to Marjorie Rhodes who received the APA Boyd Mccandless Award for early career contributions. The award "recognizes a young scientist who has made a distinguished theoretical contribution to developmental psychology, has conducted programmatic research of distinction, or has made a distinguished contribution to the dissemination of developmental science. The award is for continued efforts rather than a single outstanding work."
2017 - Congratulations to Peter Gollwitzer who has been elected to the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.
2017 - Congratulations to Jon Freeman who has been awarded the 2017 Early Career Award of the Society for Social Neuroscience. Recipients' work is considered to "embody the future of social neuroscience through their cutting edge ideas and novel research."
2017 - Congratulations to Catherine Hartley who has received a 2017 Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in Neuroscience.
2017 - Congratulations to Marjorie Rhodes who will receive a 2017 Scholar Award in Understanding Human Cognition from the James S. McDonnell Foundation.
2017 - Congratulations to Madeline Heilman, who is a 2017 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from Columbia University's Teachers College.
2017 - Congratulations to Susan Andersen who received one twelve of NYU's Golden Dozen Awards for outstanding contribution to learning in the classroom.
2017 - Congratulations to Pascal Wallisch who received one twelve of NYU's Golden Dozen Awards for outstanding contribution to learning in the classroom.