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Political Psychology Section Award Recipients


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Best Dissertation Award
The Best Dissertation Award is given for the best dissertation in political psychology filed during the previous year.

2016  Eun Bin Chung, University of Utah
Overcoming the History Problem: Group-Affirmation in International Relations." 
2015  Timothy J. Ryan, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
“No Compromise: The Politics of Moral Conviction” 
2014 Samara Klar, University of Arizona
"The Influence of Identity on Political Preferences"
2013 Gwyneth McClendon, Harvard University
"The Politics of Envy and Esteem in Two Democracies"
2013 Honorable Mention
Nathan Kalmoe, George Washington University
"Mobilizing Aggression in Mass Politics"
2012 Christopher Dawes, New York University
An Examination of Potential Causal Mechanisms Linking Genes and Political Behavior (Completed at the University of California, San Diego; advised by James H. Fowler)
2012 Honorable Mention
Sarah Harrison, London School of Economics
Ideological (Mis)match? Mapping Extreme Right Ideological Discourse and Voter Preferences
2011 Toby Bolsen, Georgia State University
"Private Behaviors for the Public Good: Citizens' Actions and U.S. Energy Conservation"
2010 Eric Groenendyk, University of Michigan
The Motivated Partisan: A Dual Motivations Theory of Partisan Change and Stability
2010 Danielle Shani, Princeton University
On the Origins of Political Interest
2009 Dona-Gene Mitchell, University of Nebraska
"It's About Time: The Dynamics of Information Processing in Political Campaigns"
2007 Natalie Stroud, University of Pennsylvania
Selective Exposure to Partisan Information
2006 David Nickerson, University of Notre Dame
"Measuring Interpersonal Influence"
2006 Darren Schreiber, University of California, San Diego
"Evaluating Politics: A Search for the Neural Substrates of Political Thought"
2004 Cindy Kam, University of California--Davis
" Thinking More or Less: Cognitive Effort in the Formation of Public Opinion"

Robert E. Lane Award
The Robert E. Lane Award for the best book in political psychology published in the past year.


2016  Bethany Albertson, University of Texas at Austin
Anxious Politics: Democratic Citizenship in a Threatening World. Cambridge University Press, 2015 
2016  Shana Gadarian, Syracuse University
Anxious Politics: Democratic Citizenship in a Threatening World. Cambridge University Press, 2015 
2016  Stuart J. Kaufman, University of Delaware
Nationalist Passions. Cornell University Press, 2015 
2015  Christopher F. Karpowitz, Brigham Young University
The Silent Sex: Gender, Deliberation, and Institutions. Princeton University Press, 2014 
2015  Tali Mendelberg, Princeton University
The Silent Sex: Gender, Deliberation, and Institutions. Princeton University Press, 2014 
2014 Charles Taber, SUNY, Stony Brook University
The Rationalizing Voter
2014 Milton Lodge Dr., SUNY, Stony Brook University
The Rationalizing Voter
2014 Honorable Mention
Eric Groenendyk, University of Memphis
Competing Motives in the Partisan Mind: How Loyalty and Responsiveness Shape Partisan Identity and Democracy
2013 Howard Lavine, University of Minnesota
The Ambivalent Partisan: How Critical Loyalty Promotes Democracy (Oxford University Press)
2013 Christopher Johnston, Duke University
The Ambivalent Partisan: How Critical Loyalty Promotes Democracy (Oxford University Press 2012)
2013 Marco Steenbergen, University of Zurich
The Ambivalent Partisan: How Critical Loyalty Promotes Democracy (Oxford University Press 2012)
2012 Deborah Schildkraut, Tufts University
Americanism in the Twenty-First Century (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
2012 James Druckman, Northwestern University
Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
2012 Donald Green, Columbia University
Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
2012 James Kuklinski, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science
2012 Arthur Lupia, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
2011 Mark Peffley, University of Kentucky
Justice in America
2011 Jon Hurwitz, University of Pittsburgh
Justice in America
2010 Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Who Counts As An American: The Boundaries of Natural Identity
2010 Robert Shiller, Yale University
Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism
2010 George Akerlof, University of California, Berkeley
Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism
2009 Sunshine Hillygus, Harvard University
The Persuadable Voter: Wedge Issues in Presidential Campaigns (Princeton University Press, 2008)
2009 Todd Shields, University of Arkansas
The Persuadable Voter: Wedge Issues in Predidential Campaigns (Princeton University Press, 2008)
2007 Diana Mutz, University of Pennsylvania
Hearing the Other Side: Deliberative versus Participatory Democracy
2006 Philip Tetlock, University of California, Berkeley
Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know? (Princeton University Press, 2005)
2005 Kristen Monroe, University of California, Irvine
The Hand of Compassion (Princeton University Press, 2004).
2004 David Sears, University of California-Los Angeles
Co-Edited with Leonie Huddy, SUNY, Stony Brook, and Robert Jervis, Columbia University, "Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology," (Oxford University Press, 2003)
2004 Leonie Huddy, SUNY, Stony Brook
Co-Edited with David Sears, UCLA, and Robert Jervis, Columbia University, "Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology," (Oxford University Press, 2003)
2004 Robert Jervis, Columbia University
Co-Edited with Leonie Huddy, SUNY, Stonybrook, and David Sears, UCLA, "Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology," (Oxford University Press, 2003)
2002 Bryan Jones, University of Washington
Politics and the Architecture of Choice: Bounded Rationality and Governance
2001 Robert Entman, North Carolina State University
The Black Image in the White Mind: Media and Race in America
2001 Andrew Rojecki, University of Illinois at Chicago
The Black Image in the White Mind: Media and Race in America
2001 Robert Lane, Yale University
The Loss of Happiness in Market Democracies
2000 Martin Gilens, University of California, Los Angeles
Why Americans Hate Welfare: Race, Media, and the Politics of Antipoverty Policy (University of Chicago Press, 1999)
1999 Diana Mutz, Ohio State University
Impersonal Influence: How Perceptions of Mass Collectives Affect Political Attitudes (Cambridge Univesity Press, 1998)
1998 Eric Dean Jr.
Shook Over Hell: Post-Traumatic Stress, Vietnam, and the Civil War and Robert Jervis, for System Effects: Complexity in Political and Social Life
1997 Kristen Monroe, University of California-Irvine
The Heart of Altruism (Princeton Univesity Press, 1996)
1995 Bryan Jones, Texas A&M University
Reconsidering Decision-Making in Democratic Politics (Univesity of Chicago Press, 1994)
1994 John Zaller, University of California, Los Angeles
The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion (New York: Cambridge Univesity Press, 1992)
1994 Yuen Khong, Nuffield College
Analogies at War: Korea, Munich, Dien Bien Phu and the Vietnam Decisions of 1965 (Princeton: Princeton Univesity Press, 1992)

Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award is given to the most outstanding paper in political psychology delivered at the previous year’s Annual Meeting.


2016  Eric Groenendyk, Rutgers University
"What Motivates Reasoning?  A Goal-Oriented Theory of Political Evaluation." 
2016  Yanna Krupnikov, Stony Brook University
"What Motivates Reasoning?  A Goal-Oriented Theory of Political Evaluation." 
2015  Samara Klar, University of Arizona
“When Common Identities Fuel Affective Polarization:  An Experimental Study of Democratic and Republican Women”
2014 Tali Mendelberg, Princeton University
"Gender Inequality in Deliberation: Unpacking the Black Box of Interaction"
2014 Christopher Karpowitz, Brigham Young University
"Gender Inequality in Deliberation: Unpacking the Black Box of Interaction"
2014 John Oliphant, Princeton University
"Gender Inequality in Deliberation: Unpacking the Black Box of Interaction"
2013 James Druckman, Northwestern University
"How Elite Partisan Polarization Affects Public Opinion Formation"
2013 Erik Peterson, Stanford University
"How Elite Partisan Polarization Affects Public Opinion Formation"
2013 Rune Slothuus, Aarhus University
"How Elite Partisan Polarization Affects Public Opinion Formation"
2012 Christopher Karpowitz, Brigham Young Univesity
"Do Women Deliberate with a Distinctive Voice? How Decision Rules and Group Gender Composition Affect the Content of Deliberation"
2012 Tali Mendelberg, Princeton University
"Do Women Deliberate with a Distinctive Voice? How Decision Rules and Group Gender Composition Affect the Content of Deliberation"
2011 Nicholas Valentino, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"Election Night's All Right for Fighting"
2011 Krysha Gregorowicz, University of Michigan
Election Night's All Right for Fighting
2011 Eric Groenendyk, University of Michigan
Election Night's All Right for Fighting
2011 Ted Brader, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"Election Night’s Alright for Fighting"
2011 Vincent Hutchings, University of Michigan
"Election Night's All Right for Fighting"
2011 Dennis Chong, Northwestern University
"Dynamic Public Opinion"
2011 James Druckman, Northwestern University
"Dynamic Public Opinion"
2010 James Druckman, Northwestern University
"Framing, Motivated Reasoning, and Opinions about Emergent Technologies"
2010 Toby Bolsen, Northwestern University
"Framing, Motivated Reasoning, and Opinions about Emergent Technologies"
2009 Eric Groenendyk, University of Michigan
"Justifying Party Identification: A Case of Identifying with the Lesser of Two Evils"
2006 Dennis Chong, Northwestern University
"Competitive Framing"
2006 James Druckman, Northwestern University
"Competitive Framing"

Distinguished Junior Scholars Award
The APSA Political Psychology section will give up to five $400 grants, meant for travel to the APSA, for junior scholars (graduate students or those no more than seven years since receiving their Ph.D.)


2016  Matthew Ward, University of Houston 
2016  D.J. Flynn, Northwestern University 
2016  Tarah Williams, University of Illinois 
2015  Alexa Bankert, Stony Brook University 
2015  Nichole Bauer, University of Alabama 
2015  Christopher J. Ojeda, Pennsylvania State University 
2015  Douglas Pierce, Rutgers University 
2015  Eike Mark Rinke, University of Mannheim 
2014 Monica Schneider, Miami University of Ohio
2014 Scott Clifford, Duke University and University of Houston
2014 Samara Klar, University of Arizona
2014 Thomas Leeper, Aarhus University
2013 Monica Schneider, Miami University of Ohio
2013 Julie Wronski, SUNY, Stony Brook University
2012 Juan Urbano Jr., University of Kansas
2012 April Johnson, SUNY, Stony Brook University
2012 Kristyn Karl, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2012 Rachel Silbermann, Yale University
2012 Erica Czaja, Princeton University
2012 Spencer Piston, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2012 Ashley Muddiman, University of Texas, Austin
2012 Mona Kleinberg, Rutgers University
2012 Jaime Settle, College of William & Mary
2012 Cengiz Erisen, TOBB University of Economics and Technology

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