American Sociological Association

Section on Social Psychology

The Section on Social Psychology's Cooley-Mead Award

The Cooley-Mead Award for Distinguished Scholarship was established in 1978.

2017: Jane Sell, Texas A&M University

2016: Carmi Schooler

2015: Murray Webster, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

2014: Thomas Pettigrew, University of California, Santa Cruz

2013: Gary Alan Fine, Northwestern University

2012: Lawrence D. Bobo, Harvard University

2011: Jeylan Mortimer, University of Minnesota

2010: Peggy Thotis, Indiana University

2009: Linda Molm, University of Arizona

2008: Jane Allyn Piliavin, University of Wisconsin, Madison

2007: James House, University of Michigan

2006: Lynn Smith-Lovin, Duke University

2005: Cecilia L. Ridgeway, Stanford University

2004: Karen Cook, Stanford University

2003: Peter Burke, University of California, Riverside

2002: Bernard P. Cohen, Stanford University

2001: Edward Lawler, Cornell University

2000: Morris Zelditch, Jr., Stanford University

1999: Harold H. Kelley, University of California, Los Angeles

1998: David Heise, Indiana University

1997: Robert K. Merton, Columbia University

1996: Melvin Seeman, University of California, Los Angeles

1995: Harold Garfinkel, University of California, Los Angeles

1994: Anselm Strauss, University of California, San Francisco

1993: Glen H. Elder, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

1992: Melvin L. Kohn, Johns Hopkins University

1991: Joseph Berger, Stanford University

1990: John Clausen, University of California, Berkeley

1989: Morris Rosenberg, University of Maryland

1988: William Sewell, University of Wisconsin

1987: Ralph Turner, University of California, Los Angeles

1986: Sheldon Stryker, Indiana University

1985: Howard Becker, Northwestern University

1984: Herbert Blumer, University of California, Berkeley

1983: Robert F. Bales, Harvard University

1982: Alex Inkeles

1981: Theodore M. Newcomb

1980: George Homans, Harvard University

1979: Erving Goffman, University of Pennsylvania

1978: Muzafer Sherif


The Section on Social Psychology Graduate Student Investigator Award

2017: Kristin Kelley, “Does Marital Name Choice Cause Women and Men to Be Evaluated Differently?”

2016: Ashley Reichelmann, “Threatened by Memory: White Americans' Reactions to Representations of Slavery”

2015: Bianca Manago, Indiana University

2014: Kaitlin Boyle, University of Georgia

2013: Trenton Mize, Indiana University, “Status Disadvantages for Gay Men and Lesbian Leaders: Orientation or Masculinity?”


The Section on Social Psychology Graduate Student Paper Award

2017: Fabiana Silva, “Why Do Employers Discriminate? The Role of Implicit and Explicit Racial Attitudes”

2016: Orestes Hastings, "The Psychological Effects of Income Inequality"

2015: Long Doan, Annalise Loehr, and Lisa R. Miller, “Formal Rights and Informal Privileges for Same-Sex Couples: Evidence from a National Survey Experiment,” American Sociological Review 79(6):1172-1195. 2014.

2014: Christina Diaz, University of Wisconsin, Madison, "Social Mobility in the Context of Fathering: The intergenerational link in parenting among co-resident fathers," Social Science Research 47:1-15. 2014.

2014: M.B. Fallin Hunzacker, Duke University, "Making Sense of Misfortune: Cultural Schemas, Victim Redefinition, and the Perpetuation of Stereotypes," Social Psychology Quarterly 77(2):166-184. 2014. 

2013: Matthew Anders Andersson, University of Iowa, "Capitalizing on Education: Translating Education to Diverse Capitals via Emotional Well-Being”

2012: Alexander Lu, Indiana University, “Stress and Physical Health Deterioration in the Aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita,” Sociological Perspectives 54(2):229-250. 2011.

2011: Jeff Denis, Harvard University, “A Tenuous Balance: How Contact and Prejudice Coexist in a Northwestern Ontario Town”

2010: Sarah Thebaud, Cornell University, "Gender and Entrepreneurship as a Career Choice: Do Self Assessments Really Matter?" Social Psychology Quarterly 73(3): 288-304. 2010.

2009: Daniel B. Shank, University of Georgia,  "Perceived Justice of Coercive Computers"

2008: Jenna Howard, Rutgers University

2007: Steven Hoffman, Northwestern University

2006: Steven M. Nelson, University of Arizona, “Redefining a Bizarre Situation: Relative Concept Stability in Affect Control Theory,” Social Psychology Quarterly 69(3):215-234. 2006. 

2005: Justine Eatenson Tinkler, Yan E. Li, and Stefanie Bailey Mollborn, Stanford University

2004: Matthew Brashears, University of Arizona, Tucson

2003: Steven Hitlin, University of Wisconsin, Madison, "Values as the Core of Personal Identity: Drawing Links Between Two Theories of Self," Social Psychology Quarterly 66(2):118-137. 2003.

2002: Reef Redford Youngreen and Christopher D. Moore, University of Iowa

2001: No award given

2000: Jeff Lucus, University of Iowa, "Status, Legitimacy, and Institutionalism”

2000: D. Angus Vail, University of Connecticut, “The Commodification of Time in Two Art Worlds,” Symbolic Interaction 22(4):325-344. 1999.

1999: C. Lynn Carr, Rutgers University, “Cognitive Scripting and Sexual Identification: Essentialism, Anarchism, and Consrtuctionism,” Symbolic Interaction 22(1):1-24. 1999.

1998: Will Kalkhoff and Chris Barnum, University of Iowa, “The Effects of Status-Organizing and Social Identity Processes on Patterns of Social Influence in Task and Collectively-Oriented Settings”

1997: Jennifer Dykema, University of Wisconsin, Madison, “Events, Instruments and Reporting Errors: Combining Knowledge from Multiple Perspectives”

1996: Nobuyuki Takahashi, University of Arizona

1995: Matthew O. Hunt, Indiana University, “The Individual, Society, or Both?: A Comparison of Black, Latino, and White Beliefs about the Causes of Poverty,” Social Forces 75(1):293-322. 1996.

1994: Bradley R. Entner Wright, University of Wisconsin, Madison, “Planning to Leave the Streets: The Theory of Reasoned Action Applied to Homelessness”

1993: Christina Nippert-Eng, State University of New York, Stony Brook, “From Home to Work and Back Again: Commuting and the Transformation of Self”

1992: Joseph M. Whitmeyer, University of Washington, “A New Maximization Model of Human Behavior"

1991: Virginia Teas Gill, University of Wisconsin, Madison, “Labeling the Delivery of Diagnostic News”

1990: C. Lee Harrington, University of California, Santa Barbara, “Embarrassment in Social Interaction: A Video Study”

1990: Robin W. Simon, Indiana University, "Parental Role Strains, Salience of Parental Identity and Gender Differences in Psychological Distress," Journal of Health and Social Behavior 33(1):25-35. 1992.

The Section on Social Psychology Outstanding Recent Contribution in Social Psychology Award

2017: Tobias Schröder, Jesse Hoey, and Kimberly B. Rogers, “Modeling Dynamic Identities and Uncertainty in Social Interactions: Bayesian Affect Control Theory,” American Sociological Review 81(4):828-855. 2016.

2016: Ellis Monk, “The Cost of Color: Skin Color, Discrimination, and Health among African Americans,” American Journal of Sociology 121(2):396-444. 2015.

2015: Kenneth H. Kolb, Moral Wages: The Emotional Dilemmas of Victim Advocacy and Counseling. University of California Press. 2014.

2014: Robb Willer, Stanford University, Christabel L. Rogalin, Purdue University, North Central, Bridget Conlon, University of Wisconsin, Platteville, and Michael T.Wojnowicz, Cornell University, “Overdoing Gender: A Test of the Masculine Overcompensation Thesis,” American Journal of Sociology 118(4):980-1022. 2013.

2013: Timothy Hallett, Indiana University, “The Myth Incarnate: Recoupling Processes, Turmoil, and Inhabited Institutions in an Urban Elementary School,” American Sociological Review 75(1):52-74. 2010.

2012: Cecilia Ridgeway, Stanford University, Framed by Gender: How Gender Inequality Persists in the Modern World. Oxford University Press. 2011.

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