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 year / Sorted by Name

Year

Name

Title of Address

2017

Craig Anderson and Brad Bushman

 

2016



 

Mahzarin Banaji and Anthony Greewald

 

How implicit bias can be managed (not cured or eradicated) (Greenwald)

Doing Research on Implicit Social Cognition and Surprises Along the Way (Banaji)

2015

Philip Zimbardo

Carrying on Kurt Lewin’s Legacy in Many Current Domains

2014

Susan Fiske

Talking Up and Talking Down: The Power of Positive Speaking

2013

Brenda Major

 

2012

Miles Hewstone

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

2011

Michelle Fine

Resuscitating Critical Psychology for “Revolting” Times

2010

Mark Zanna

While Waiting for Nature to Take Her Course: There’s Nothing So Practical as a Good…Design

2009

Beatrice Wright

2009 Kurt Lewin Award Recipient

2008

Mark Snyder

In the Footsteps of Kurt Lewin: Practical Theorizing, Action Research, and the Psychology of Social Action

2007

Kay Deaux

To Be an American: Immigration, Hyphenation, and Incorporation

2006

Greg Herek

Confronting Sexual Stigma and Prejudice: Theory and Practice.

2005

Faye J. Crosby

The Uses of a Good Theory

2004

Jack Dovidio and Sam Gaertner

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

2003

Daphne Bugental

Thriving in the Face of Adversity

2002

Claude Steele

Practical Theorizing: The Role of Social Context and the Case of Social Identity Threat

2001

James Jones

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

2000

Norman Miller

Personalization and Promise of Contact Theory

1999

Jacquelynne Eccles

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

1998

Bertram H. Raven

Interpersonal Influence, Power, Religion, and the Mechanisms of Social Control

1997

Chris Argyris

Field Theory as a Basis for Scholarly Research-Consulting

1996

Marilynn B. Brewer

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

1995

Edward F. Zigler

The Child Care Crisis:  Implications for the Growth and Development of the Nation’s Children  

1994

Jyuji Misumi

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

1993

Ethel Tobach

Personal is Political is Personal is Political

1992

John R.P. French, Jr

A Lewinian's Lewinia

1991

Eleanor E. Maccoby

Trends in the Study of Socialization: Is there a Lewinian heritage?

1990

Harold H. Kelley

Lewin, Situations, and Interdependence

1989

Robert Sommer

Local Research

1988

Robert L. Kahn

Nations as Organizations: Organizational Theory and International Relations

1987

Thomas F. Pettigrew

Influencing Policy with Social Psychology

1986

M. Brewster Smith

War, Peace and Psychology: A Semi- Centennial Perspective 

1985

Irving Janis

Problems of International Crisis Managements in the Nuclear War

1984

Milton Rokeach

Inducing Change and Stability in Belief Systems and Personality Structures

1983

Bluma Zeigarnik

Kurt Lewin and the Soviet Psychology

1982

Joseph McVicker Hunt

Toward Equalizing the Developmental Opportunities of Infants and Preschool Children

1981

Tamara Dembo

Some Problems in Rehabilitation as Seen by a Lewinian

1980

Marie Jahoda

To Publish or Not to Publish

1979

Orville G. Brim, Jr.

Types of Life Events

 

 

 

 


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