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 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 impressive contributions to the field within their first 10 years of obtaining a Ph.D.
2022 Robert J. Vallerand, Université du Quebec at Montreal
2021 Daphna Oyserman, University of Southern California
2020 Michael Hogg, Claremont Graduate University
2019 Brenda Major, UC Santa Barbara
2018 Mark Alicke, Ohio University
2017 Constantine 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
2022 Marina Milyavskaya, Carleton University
2021 Sarah Gaither, Duke University
2020 Mesmin Destin, Northwestern University
2019 Jochen E. Gebauer, University of Mannheim
2018 Kimberly Rios, Ohio University
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
2000 Sandra L. Murray, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
ISSI has established an award for the best paper published in its journal Self and Identity.
Holt, L. F., & Sweitzer, M. D. (2020). More than a black and white issue: Ethnic identity, social dominance orientation, and support for the black lives matter movement. Self and Identity, 19, 16-31.
Young, E. S., Simpson, J. A., Griskevicius, V., Huelsnitz, C. O., & Fleck, C. (2019). Childhood attachment and adult personality: A life history perspective. Self and Identity, 18, 22-38.
Landau, M. J., Arndt, J., Swanson, T. J., & Bultmann, M. N. (2018). Why life speeds up: Chunking and the passage of autobiographical time. Self and Identity, 3, 294-309.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Silvia, P. J., & Phillips, Ann G. (2013). Self-awareness without awareness? Implicit self-focused attention and behavioral self-regulation. Self & Identity, 12, 114-127.
Balcetis, E., & Dunning, D. (2013). Considering the situation: Why people are better social psychologists than self-psychologists. Self & Identity, 12, 1-15.
Amiot, C. E., & Hornsey, M. J. (2010). Collective self-esteem contingency and its role in predicting intergroup bias. Self & Identity, 9, 62-86.
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.