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2017 Award Recipients

   

Candice Morey
The University of Edinburgh,
United Kingdom

Working
Memory

Evan Risko
University of
Waterloo, Canada

Embodied and
Embedded Cognition 

Darryl Schneider
Purdue University, USA

Cognitive
Control

Benjamin Storm
University of California,
Santa Cruz, USA

Forgetting in
Human Memory


Nominations closed for 2017

The Psychonomic Society will confer scientific awards each year upon young scientists who have made significant contributions to scientific psychology early in their careers. The purpose of the awards is to raise the visibility of our science and of our very best young scientists within the field, within the awardees’ institutions, in the press, and in the larger community. Many universities are carefully scrutinizing departments and programs in deciding upon the deployment of limited resources, and among the most important criteria are those that indicate academic and scientific quality. In the recent NRC rankings of graduate programs, “number of academic awards” was among the criteria that contributed to assessing program quality. By including the voice of the Psychonomic Society in such assessments, we can contribute to the continued strength of our field.


Each year the Psychonomic Society will name not more than four awardees. One nominee, whose research is closest to the areas of perception and attention, will receive the Steven Yantis Early Career Award. The awardees will be formally recognized at the Annual Meeting, and will receive a glass award and a $2,500 cash prize plus airfare to the Annual Meeting. The names of awardees will be displayed permanently on the Society’s web site.

Eligibility
  • Awardees must have completed their highest degree (typically the PhD) no more than ten years before the year in which the award is given.
  • The nominee must be a Member or Fellow of the Psychonomic Society.

Nomination Procedures
  • Nominations may be made by any Member, Fellow or Emeritus Member of the Psychonomic Society.
  • The nomination will be submitted electronically to the Psychonomic Society
  • Nominations must include the nominee’s current CV, two letters of nomination no more than two pages each (one from the nominator and one from another Society Member or Fellow), and up to four of the nominee’s most significant publications.
  • Self-nominations are not permitted.
  • The nominator must describe how they heard about the award.
  • The nominator must describe the nominee's involvement with the Society (e.g. attending, presenting, serving, etc.)
  • The deadline is March 15, 2018. Please submit nominations for consideration by the Awards Committee so awardees can plan to attend and be recognized at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Selection Process
The Governing Board will designate one member of the Governing Board to serve as chair of the Awards Committee, and additional Members of the Society to serve on the Awards Committee reflecting the areas of research that are characteristic of the Society. The Awards Committee will review nominations via conference call and make recommendations about each award to the Governing Board by May 1, which will review and vote via email on whether to endorse the recommendations. Final decisions will be made by May 15, allowing awardees to submit abstracts to the meeting. The Executive Director will arrange for plaques or framed award documents and monetary awards to be presented at the Annual Meeting. The names and citations of the awardees will be published in the program of the Annual Meeting.

The Society will seek to reward excellence in any area of research relevant to the Society. Over the course of several years, the committee will make an effort to distribute awards over all the areas characteristic of the Society.

Psychonomic Society
Early Career Award
Recipients


2016

Bharath Chandrasekaran
University of Texas at Austin, USA
Speech perception


Christopher Donkin
University of New South Wales, Australia
Cognitive models


Kimberly M. Fenn
Michigan State University, USA
Memory


Jennifer S. Trueblood
Vanderbilt University, USA
Judgment and decision making

 

2015

Sarah Brown-Schmidt
University of Illinois, USA
Language


Daniel Casasanto
University of Chicago, USA
Cognitive diversity


Jessica Payne
University of Notre Dame, USA
Learning, memory, and emotion


Frederick Verbruggen
University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Executive control



2014

Michael N. Jones
Indiana University, USA
Cognition and Computation


Tania Lombrozo
University of California, Berkeley, USA
Life span language and cognition


Katherine Rawson
Kent State University, USA
Learning and memory


Jessica K. Witt
Colorado State University, USA
Perception and action



2013

Steven Franconeri
Northwestern University, USA
Visual spatial attention


Jeffrey Karpicke
Purdue University, USA
Learning and memory


Michael Kaschak
Florida State University, USA
Language comprehension


Bob McMurray
University of Iowa, USA
Developmental science



2012

Sian L. Beilock
University of Chicago, USA
Memory and performance


Scott Brown
University of Newcastle, Australia
Models of response time


Thomas Griffith
University of California, Berkeley, USA
Causal induction


Nash Unsworth
University of Oregon, USA
Working memory


 

 


Psychonomic Society
Early Career Award
Recipients
Psychonomic Society
Early Career Award
Recipients

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