The Society of Experimental Social Psychology honor outstanding research in several ways:
- The Distinguished Scientist Award honors individuals who have made unusually important contributions to experimental social psychology. The recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award is chosen by a subcommittee appointed by the SESP Executive Committee. For a list of previous winners, see Distinguished Scientist Award Recipients.
- The Scientific Impact Award honors the author(s) of a specific article or chapter that has proven highly influential over the last 25 years. For a list of previous winners, see Scientific Impact Award Recipients.
- The Career Trajectory Award celebrates scientific contributions made in the early-to-mid stages of a research career. For a list of previous winners, see Career Trajectory Award Recipients.
- The Dissertation Award recognizes outstanding dissertation research from the previous year. For further information, see the Dissertation Award Page and the list of previous Dissertation Award Recipients.