The Society for the
Psychological
Study of Social Issues

    

The Kurt Lewin Award 

Named for the late Kurt Lewin, a pioneer in the science of group dynamics & a founder of the SPSSI, this award is presented annually for "outstanding contributions to the development and integration of psychological research and social action." 

The award recipient presents a distinguished address each year as part of SPSSI's program at the Annual APA Convention or at SPSSI's biennial conventions. 

This is a list of past award winners and the titles of their spoken addresses.

Past winners sorted by name / Sorted by Year

Name  

Year

Title of Address

Gordon Allport

1950

Prejudice: A Problem in Psychological and Social Causation

Chris Argyris

1997

Field Theory as a Basis for Scholarly Research-Consulting

Mahzarin Banaji

2016

Doing Research on Implicit Social Cognition and Surprises Along the Way

Roger G. Barker

1963

On the Nature of the Environment

Jessie Bernard

1976

Homosociality and Female Depression

Marilynn B. Brewer

1996

The Social Psychology of Intergroup Relations: Can Research Inform Practice?

Orville G. Brim, Jr.

1979

Types of Life Events

Urie Bronfenbrenner

1977

Lewinian Space and Ecological Substance

Daphne Bugental

2003

Thriving in the Face of Early Adversity

Donald T. Campbell

1974

Qualitative Evaluation in Action Research

Dorwin P. Cartwright

1978

Theory and Practice

Isidor Chein

1975

There Ought to a Law – But Why?

George B. Chisholm

1948

Social Responsibility

Kenneth B. Clark

1965

Problems of Power and Social Change: Toward a Relevant Social Psychology

Stuart Cook

1960

The Systematic Analysis of Socially 
Significant Events: A Strategy for Social Research

Faye J. Crosby

2005

The Uses of a Good Theory

Kay Deaux

2007

To be American: Immigration, Hyphenation, and Incorporation

Tamara Dembo

1981

Some Problems in Rehabilitation as Seen by a Lewinian

Morton Deutsch

1968

Conflicts: Productive and Destructive

Jack F. Dovidio

2004

Understanding and Addressing Contemporary Racism: From Aversive Racism to the Common Ingroup Identity Model

Jacquelynne Eccles

1999

Activities, Identity, and Adolescent Development: The Social and Educational Policy Implications of Extracurricualr Involvement

Michelle Fine

2011

Resuscitating Critical Psychology for “Revolting” Times

Susan Fiske

2014

Talking Up and Talking Down: The Power of Positive Speaking

John R.P. French, Jr.

1992

A Lewinian's Lewinia

Jerome D. Frank

1972

Galloping Technology: A New Social Disease

Lawrence K. Frank

1957

Research for What?

Samuel Gaertner

2004

Understanding and Addressing Contemporary Racism: From Aversive Racism to the Common Ingroup Identity Model

Greg Herek

2006

Confronting Sexual Stigma and Prejudice: Theory and Practice.

Fritz Heider

1959

On Lewin’s Method and Theory

 

Miles Hewstone

2012

Consequences of Diversity for Social Cohesion and Prejudice: The Missing Dimension of Intergroup Contact

Joseph McVicker Hunt

1982

Toward Equalizing the Developmental Opportunities of Infants and Preschool Children

Marie Jahoda

1980

To Publish or Not to Publish

Irving Janis

1985

Problems of International Crisis Management in the Nuclear Age

James Jones

2001

TRIOS:  A Psychological Theory of the African Legacy in American Culture

Robert L. Kahn

1988

Nations as Organizations: Organizational Theory and International Relations

Daniel Katz

1966

Group Process and Social Integration: A System Analysis to Two Movements of Social Protest

Harold H. Kelley

1990

Lewin, Situations, and Interdependence

Herbert C. Kelman

1973

Violence without Moral Restraint: Reflections on the Dehumanization of Victims and Victimizers

Otto Klineberg

1956

The Role of the Psychologist in International Affairs

Eleanor E. Maccoby

1991

Trends in the Study of Socialization: Is There a Lewinian Heritage?

Robert MacIver

1961

Disturbed Youth and the Agencies

Brenda Major

2013

Alfred J. Marrow

1964

Risks and Uncertainties in Action Research

Margaret Mead

1954

Cultural Discontinuities and Personality Transformation

Norman Miller

2000

Personalization and the Promise of Contact Theory

Jyuji Misumi

1994

The Development in Japan on the Performance-Maintenance (PM) Theory of  Leadership

Gardner Murphy

1953

Human Potentialities

Gunnar Myrdal

1952

Psychological Impediments to Effective International Cooperation

Continued....


Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice.
                                                                                                                    - Kurt Lewin