Dissertation Award Recipeints

Dissertation Award Recipients

SESP has honored outstanding dissertation research since 1972. Listed below are the previous award winners (in bold) and finalists.
 

Year Recipient and Runners-Up Ph.D. Institution Advisor
 
2016 Yuthika Girme University of Auckland Nickola Overall
  Jennifer Howell University of Florida James Shepperd
  Amit Kumar Cornell University Tom Gilovich
       
2015 Namkje Koudenburg University of Groningen Tom Postmes & Ernestine Gordijn
  Shana Cole New York University Emily Balcetis
  Jozefien De Leersnyder Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Batja Mesquita & Karen Phalet
 
2014 Paul Conway University of Western Ontario James Olson & Bertram Gawronski
  Lottie Bullens University of Amsterdam Jens Förster & Joop van der Pligt
  Erin P. Hennes New York University John Jost
 
2013 Joni Sasaki University of California, Santa Barbara Heejung Kim
  Jon Freeman Tufts University Nalini Ambady
  Ann-Christin Posten University of Koln Thomas Mussweiler
 
2012 Ron Dotsch Radboud University Nijmegen Daniël Wigboldus & Ad van Knippenberg
  Dylan Wagner Dartmouth University Todd Heatherton
  Francesca Righetti Vrije Universiteit Paul van Lange & Catrin Finkenauer
 
2011 Matthijs Baas University of Amsterdam Carsten de Dreu
  Mina Cikara Princeton University Susan Fiske
  Jesse Graham University of Virginia Jon Haidt
 
2010 Paul Eastwick Northwestern University Eli Finkel, Alice Eagly
  Evan Apfelbaum Tufts University Sam Sommers
  Marret Noordewier Tilburg University Diederik Stapel
 
2009 Kristina Olson Harvard University Mahzarin R. Banaji
  Jay J. Van Bavel University of Toronto William A. Cunningham
  Cheryl Wakslak New York University Yaacov Trope
 
2008 Edward Lemay Yale University Margaret Clark
  Emily Amanatullah Columbia University Michael W. Morris
  Stéphane Dandeneau McGill University Mark Baldwin
  Mark J. Landau University of Arizona Jeff Greenberg
 
2007 Emily Balcetis Cornell University David Dunning
  Markus Denzler Jacobs University Bremen Jens Förster
  Carey Morewedge Harvard University Daniel Wegner, Daniel Gilbert
 
2006 Gregory Walton Yale University Geoff Cohen
  Naomi Eisenberger UCLA Shelly Gable, Shelley Taylor
  Aaron Kay Stanford University John Jost, Lee Ross
 
2005 Pamela K. Smith New York University Yaacov Trope
  Etsuko H. Browne University of Waterloo Steven Spencer, Mark Zanna
  Erica Carranza Princeton University Deborah Prentice
  Gerben van Kleef University of Amsterdam C. de Dreu, Tony Manstead
 
2004 Rick van Baaren University of Nijmegen Knippenberg, Kawakami
  Zakary L. Tormala Ohio State University Richard Petty
  J. Mark Weber Northwestern University Keith Murnighan
 
2003 Faby Gagné McGill University John Lydon
  Bianca Beersma Amsterdam University Carsten de Dreu
  Anja Eller University of Kent Dominic Abrams
 
2002 Heejung S. Kim Stanford University Hazel Markus
  Nicholas Epley Cornell University Tom Gilovich
  Michael Inzlicht Brown University Talia Ben-Zeev
 
2001 Bernard Nijstad University of Utrecht Wolfgang Stroebe
  Jason Plaks Columbia University Carol Dweck
  E. Ashby Plant University of Wisconsin Patricia Devine
 
2000 Ayelet Fishbach Tel Aviv University Yaacov Trope
  Tanya Chartrand New York University John Bargh
  Nanmathi Manian University of Wisconsin Timothy Strauman
 
1999 Blair Jarvis Ohio State University Richard Petty
  Adam Galinsky Princeton University Gordon Moskowitz
  Ian Skurnik Princeton University Gordon Moskowitz
 
1998 S. Sethi-Iyengar Stanford University Mark Lepper
  Nira Liberman Tel Aviv University Yaacov Trope
  Patrick Vargas Ohio State University Rich Petty, Bill von Hippel
 
1997 Lorella Lepore University of Kent Rupert Brown
  Steven Heine Univ. of British Columbia Darrin Lehman
  C. Raymond Knee University of Rochester Miron Zuckerman
 
1996 Victoria Medvec Cornell University Thomas Gilovich
 
1995 Bertram Malle Stanford University Leonard Horowitz
  Sandra Murray University of Waterloo John Holmes
  Duane Wegener Ohio State University Richard Petty
 
1994 Deb Gruenfeld University of Illinois Robert Wyer, Joe McGrath
  Eric Depret Univ. of Massachusetts Susan Fiske
  Andrea Hollingshead University of Illinois Joe McGrath
  Steve Spencer University of Michigan Claude Steele
 
1993 Michael Morris University of Michigan Richard Nisbett
  Sara Baker Ohio State University Richard Petty
  David Bersoff Yale University Joan Miller
  Yi-Cheng Lin University of Rochester Harry Reis
 
1992 Kari Edwards University of Michigan P. Ellsworth, R. Zajonc
  Deborah Kashy University of Connecticut David Kenny
  Mark Klinger University of Washington Anthony Greenwald
  Margo Monteith University of Wisconsin Patricia Devine
 
1991 Yuichi Shoda Columbia University Walter Mischel
  Sheila Murphy University of Michigan Robert Zajonc
  Michael Zárate Purdue University Eliot Smith
 
1990 Leonard Newman New York University Diane Ruble
  David Houston Indiana University Steven J. Sherman
  Brett Pelham Univ. of Texas--Austin Daniel Gilbert
  Rasyid Sanitioso Princeton University Ziva Kunda
 
1989 Yechiel Klar University of Maryland Arie Kruglanski
  Shinobu Kitayama University of Michigan Robert Zajonc
  Leigh Thompson Northwestern University Reid Hastie
 
1988 Lee Jussim University of Michigan Lerita Coleman
  Timothy Strauman New York University E. Tory Higgins
  Steven Neuberg Carnegie Mellon Univ. Susan Fiske
 
1987 Peter Shapiro Univ. of Wisconsin Vernon Allen
  Edward Hirt Indiana University Steven J. Sherman
  Charles Stangor New York University E. Tory Higgins
 
1986 Roderick Kramer UCLA Marilynn Brewer
  Ziva Kunda University of Michigan Richard Nisbett
  Patricia Devine Ohio State University Thomas Ostrom
  Ralph Erber Carnegie Mellon Univ. Susan Fiske
 
1985 Diane Mackie Princeton University Joel Cooper
  Stan Klein Harvard University Peter Gordon
  Laraine Winter New York University Jim Uleman
 
1984 Leonard Martin UNC--Greensboro John Seta
  Steven Breckler Ohio State University Anthony Greenwald
 
1983 Paget Gross Princeton University John Darley
  Renee Weber Northwestern University Reid Hastie
 
1982 John Bargh University of Michigan Robert Zajonc
  Susan Andersen Stanford University Lee Ross
  Richard Ryan University of Rochester Ed Deci
 
1981 Ann Boggiano Princeton University Diane Ruble
 
1980 Steven Penrod Harvard University Reid Hastie
  Fred Rhodewalt Princeton University Ronald Comer
 
1979 Nancy Cantor Stanford University Walter Mischel
  Susan Fiske Harvard University Shelley Taylor
 
1978 Donal Carlston University of Illinois Robert Wyer
  Teresa Amabile Stanford University Mark Lepper
  Richard Petty Ohio State University Timothy Brock
 
1977 Richard Lippa Stanford University Daryl Bem
  Malcolm Brenner University of Michigan Robert Zajonc
  Harriet Shaklee University of Oregon Robyn Dawes
 
1976 Thomas Srull University of Illinois Robert Wyer
 
1975 Yaacov Trope University of Michigan Eugene Burnstein
 
1974 David Wilder University of Wisconsin Vernon Allen
 
1973 Mark Snyder Stanford University Daryl Bem
 
1972 Darren Newtson University of Wisconsin Vernon Allen