International Society for Self and Identity (ISSI): An Interdisciplinary Association for Social and Behavioral Scientists
International Society for Self and Identity (ISSI):An Interdisciplinary Association for Social and Behavioral Scientists

ISSI Awards for Scientific Contributions

Each year ISSI honors researchers who have made important empirical and theoretical contributions to the understanding of self and identity. The Distinguished Lifetime Career Award is presented to a researchers who have made major, enduring contributions to understanding self and identity over the course of their academic careers. The Outstanding Early Career Award is given to researchers who have made especially impressive contributions to the field within their first 10 years of obtaining a Ph.D.

2018 Distinguished Lifetime Career Award Nominations

The International Society for Self and Identity (ISSI) is seeking nominations for its 2018 Distinguished Lifetime Career Award. This award is made annually to recognize a scientist who has made sustained and important contributions to our understanding of self and identity throughout her or his academic career.


The award will be made on the basis of originality, quality, and impact of scientific research in the area of self and identity. See below for a list of past winners. 

 

The award winner will be presented a plaque and invited to present a distinguished address at the 2019 SPSP Self and Identity Pre-Conference (February 7th in Portland). The ISSI will cover travel expenses to SPSP, up to $1000 to the award winner. The winner will also be invited to submit an Award Address paper to the journal, Self & Identity. Please help us get this information to a wide audience of talented scientists for this year's competition.

Candidates for the award are not restricted by discipline and membership in ISSI is not a requirement. 

Nominations should include a brief letter of nomination addressing the nature and impact of the nominee's contribution to the scientific study of self and identity, a copy of the nominee's CV, and no more than 3 PDFs of her/his work selected for their quality and relevance to the award. Please send nominating materials electronically. Nominations are due by June 1, 2018.

The selection committee (Mark Leary, June Tangney, and Constantine Sedikides) will make its recommendation to the ISSI Executive Committee and the winner will be selected by July 1, 2018.

Nominating materials should be sent to Mark Leary, Chair, ISSI Distinguished Lifetime Career Award Committee: leary@duke.edu

Distinguished Lifetime Career Award Recipients

SPSP 2017 Distinguished Lifetime Career Award Recipient: Constantine Sedikides

2017 Costantine Sedikides, University of Southampton

2016 David Dunning, University of Michigan

2015 William B. Swann, University of Texas

2014 June Tangney, George Mason University

2013 Edward L. Deci and Richard M. Ryan, University of Rochester

2012 Charles Carver, University of Miami, and Michael Scheier, Carnegie Mellon University
2011 Roy Baumeister, Florida State University
2010 Mark Leary, Duke University
2009 Jeff Greenberg, University of Arizona, Tom Pyszczynski, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and Sheldon Solomon, Skidmore College
2008 Jennifer Crocker, The Ohio State University
2007 E. Mark Snyder, University of Minnesota
2006 Sheldon Stryker, Indiana University
2005 E. Tory Higgins, Columbia University
2004 Claude Steele, Stanford University
2003 Hazel Markus, Stanford University
2002 Abraham Tesser, University of Georgia
2001 Marilynn Brewer, The Ohio State University 

2018 Outstanding Early Career Award Nominations

The International Society for Self and Identity (ISSI) seeks nominations for its 2018 Outstanding Early Career Award. This award is made annually to recognize and encourage a distinguished junior scientist who has made outstanding theoretical and empirical contributions to the scientific study of self and identity.


The award will be made on the basis of originality, quality, and impact of scientific research in the area of self and identity. See below for a list of past winners.

 

The award winner will be presented a plaque and invited to present a distinguished address at the 2019 SPSP Self and Identity Pre-Conference (February 7th in Portland). The ISSI will cover the award winner’s travel expenses to SPSP, up to $1000. The award winner will also be invited to submit an Award Address paper to the journal, Self & Identity. Please help us spread this information to a wide audience of talented scientists for this year's competition.

Eligibility: Nominees should have completed their PhD no earlier than January 2008.

Nominations should include a brief letter of nomination addressing the nature and impact of the nominee's contribution to the scientific study of self and identity, a copy of the nominee's CV, and no more than 3 PDFs of her/his work selected for their quality and relevance to the award. Please send nominating materials electronically. Nominations are due by June 1, 2018.

The selection committee (Lora Park, Brandon Schmeichel, and Mary Murphy) will make its recommendation to the ISSI Executive Committee and the winner will be selected by July 1, 2018.

Nominating materials should be sent to Lora Park, Chair, ISSI Outstanding Early Career Award Committee: lorapark@buffalo.edu

Outstanding Early Career Award Recipients

SPSP 2017 Early Career Award Recipient: Sapna Cheryan
SPSP 2017 Early Career Award Recipient: Mary Murphy

2017 Sapna Cheryan, University of Washington and Mary Murphy, Indiana University 

2016 Emily Balcetis, New York University

2015 Wilhelm Hofmann, University of Cologne

2014 Brandon Schmeichel, Texas A&M

2013 Mark J. Landau, University of Kansas

2012 Nathan DeWall, University of Kentucky
2011 Simine Vazire, Washington University
2010 Jessica Tracy, University of British Columbia
2009 Jamie Arndt, University of Missouri
2008 Kathleen Vohs, University of Minnesota
2006 Serena Chen, University of California, Berkeley
2005 Wendi Gardner, Northwestern University
2004 John Jost, New York University
2003 Ying-Yi Hong, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2002 Andrew J. Elliot, University of Rochester
2001 Steven J. Heine, University of British Columbia

2000 Sandra L. Murray, University at Buffalo, State University of New York 

Best Paper Award

ISSI has established anaward for the best paper published in its journal Self and Identity.

 

2017 Winner

Hamilton, H. R., & DeHart, T. (2017). Drinking to belong: The effect of a friendship threat and self-esteem on college student drinking. Self and Identity, 16, 1-15.

 

2016 Winner:

Villicana, A. J., Delucio, K., & Biernat, M. (2016). "Coming out" among gay Latino and gay White men: Implications of verbal disclosure for well-being. Self & Identity, 15, 468-487.

 

2015 Winner:

Howe, T. R., Aberson, C. L., Friedman, H. S., Murphy, S. E., Alcazar, E., Vazquez, E. J., & Becker, R. (2015). Three decades later: The life experiences of mid-life functioning of 1980s heavy metal groupies, musicians, and fans. Self & Idenity, 14, 602-626.

 

2014 Winner:

Ntoumanis, N., Healy, L. C., Sedikides, C., Smith, A. L., & Duda, J. L. (2014). Self-regulatory responses to unattainable goals: The role of goal motives. Self & Identity, 13, 594-612.

 

2013 Winner:

Silvia, P. J., & Phillips, Ann G. (2013). Self-awareness without awareness? Implicit self-focused attention and behavioral self-regulation. Self & Identity, 12, 114-127.

 

2011 Winner:

Balcetis, E., & Dunning, D. (2013). Considering the situation: Why people are better social psychologists than self-psychologists. Self & Identity, 12, 1-15.

 

2010 Winner:

Amiot, C. E., & Hornsey, M. J. (2010). Collective self-esteem contingency and its role in predicting intergroup bias. Self & Identity, 9, 62-86.

 

2009 Winner:

Wolf, S. T., Cohen, T. R., Panter, A. T., & Insko, C. A. (2010). Shame proneness and guilt proneness: Toward the further understanding of reactions to public and private transgressions. Self & Identity, 9, 337-362.

 

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