Accolades and Honors

In 2019, emeritus professor David A. Kenny received the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Contribution award.

Our graduate program in social psychology has existed since the 1960s and has produced more than 100 PhDs (a list of graduates from the last two decades or so appears here). Graduate programs achieve high ranks based on largely on the substantive research programs that their faculty members enact. Here are some key collective and individual accomplishments:

  • In addition to reviewing grants and scientific manuscripts, Our faculty members serve as editors for the major journals in our fields (below are only current positions)
    • Nairan Ramirez-Esparza, Editor, Collabra (Social and Behavioral Sciences Section); Editorial Board: Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of General Psychology, Journal of Latino/a Psychology
    • Diane M. Quinn, Associate Editor, American Psychologist; Editorial Board: Stigma & Health
    • Felicia Pratto, Editorial Board: Political Psychology, Group Processes and Intergroup Relations
    • Kerry L. Marsh, Editorial board: Ecological Psychology
    • Seth C. Kalichman, Editor, AIDS and Behavior
    • Blair T. Johnson, Associate Editor, Psychological Bulletin; Senior Editor, Social Science & Medicine, Editorial Board: Health Psychology Review, Research Synthesis Methods, Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies
    • Rick Gibbons, Editorial Board:  Health Psychology, Psychology and Health
    • Meg Gerrard, Editorial Board: Health Psychology, Health Psychology Review, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, Journal of Applied Social Psychology
    • Jeffrey D. Fisher (emeritus), Editorial Board: Psychological Bulletin
  • Three of our faculty members have h-indices above 100 (Professors Kalichman, Kenny, and Gibbons).
  • The program has long been a leader in statistics and methodology, with its faculty and students producing numerous articles, chapters, and books on the subject. One, in particular, Baron and Kenny (1986), is among the most cited scholarly works ever published.
  • Historically and contemporarily, the social psychology program has blended field and laboratory methods in training its students and in terms of the research programs its faculty members lead.