Faculty Awards & Honors

American Psychological Association

Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of Social Psychology (1998/1999): Monica Biernat, [Citation appears in American Psychologist (1999), Vol. 54, pp. 897-899.]


Association for Women in Psychology

Distinguished Publication Award (2005): Monica Biernat


Byron A. Alexander Graduate Mentor Award

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Kansas (2015): Nyla Branscombe


Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (Social Interactions, Identity and Well-Being Program) Fellowship:

Nyla Branscombe


Docking Faculty Scholar

University of Kansas (1999 – 2003): Monica Biernat


Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology

SAGE Young Scholars Award (2010): Omri Gillath


Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology

SAGE Young Scholars Award (2011): Mark Landau

International Association for Relationship Research
Gerald R. Miller Award for Early Career Achievement (2012) Omri Gillath


International Society for Justice Research

Morton Deutsch Publication Award (2005): Chris Crandall


Kansas Women's Hall of Fame Teaching Award Recipient

(2004): Nyla Branscombe


Latin American Studies Research Cluster Award

(2010-2011): Ludwin Molina


The Relationship Researchers Interest Group (RRIG) within the Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Caryl Rusbult Close Relationships Early Career Award (2011): Omri Gillath


Society for Experimental Social Psychology

Incoming Executive Officer: Monica Biernat


Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Secretary Treasurer: Monica Biernat


Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize, Honorable Mention (2007): Chris Crandall


Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award (1999) Nyla Branscombe


The J. Michael Young Academic Advisor Award for 2009-2010 in the Social and Behavioral Division, University of Kansas

Omri Gillath


W. T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, University of Kansas

(2004): Monica Biernat


The 2011 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Theoretical

This prize recognizes “the most theoretically innovative article, book chapter, or unpublished manuscript of the year.” It honors theoretical articles that are especially likely to generate the discovery of new hypotheses, new phenomena, or new ways of thinking about the discipline of social/personality psychology. Sponsored by SPSP Mark Landau, Brian Meier and Lucas Keefer "A metaphor-enriched social cognition." Published in Psychological Bulletin in 2010.


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