AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED THEORETICAL AND

PHILOSOPHICAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO PSYCHOLOGY

This is the division's highest award, and recognizes one of its

members each year for life-time scholarly achievement.

(established 1998)

Award recipients:

1999 Theodore Sarbin
2000 Joseph Rychlak
2001 Daniel Robinson
2002 Donald Polkinghorne
2003 Rachel T. Hare-Mustin
2004 Donald Spence
2005 Kenneth Gergen
2006 Amedeo Giorgi 

2007 Edward Sampson

2008 Brewster Smith

2009 Michael Wertheimer

2010 Rom Harré
2011 Eugene Gendlin
2012 Karl Pribram
2013 Frank Richardson
2014 Philip Cushman
2015 Jack Martin

2016 Jeanne Marecek

2017 Henderikus Stam

2018 Jill Morawski

2019 Mary Watkins

STEVE HARRIST DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
This award is intended to recognize substantial contributions to the division that

further the goals of theoretical and philosophical psychology. 

(established 1998)

Award recipients:

1999 Michael Wertheimer
2000 Hendrika Vande Kemp
2001 Ronald Miller
2002 (none awarded)
2003 (none awarded)
2004 Brent Slife
2005 Jeff Sugarman
2006 Amy Fisher Smith 
2007 Fred Wertz

2008 Hank Stam

2009 Frank Richardson

2010 Thomas Teo

2011 Jack Martin
2012 Suzanne Kirschner
2013 Katherine Slaney
2014 Lisa Osbeck
2015 Jeff Reber

2016 Mark Freeman

2017 Blaine Fowers

2018 Scott Churchill

2019 Gary Brill

SIGMUND KOCH AWARD FOR EARLY CAREER CONTRIBUTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

This award is presented to an excellent young psychologist each year who is within ten years of the

Ph.D. degree and has made promising contributions to theoretical or philosophical psychology.

(established 2000)

Award recipients:

2001 Elena Grigorenko
2002 Edwin Gantt
2003 John Christopher
2004 Stephen Yanchar
2005 Lisa Osbeck
2006 Sunil Bhatia 
2007 Jeff Reber

2008 Roger Frie

2009 Michael Tissaw

2010 Sarah Hickinbottom

2011 Kate Slaney
2012 David Goodman
2013 (not awarded)
2014 Joshua Clegg
2015 John Roberts

2016 Leeat Granek

2017 Dennis Wendt

2018 Brady Wagoner

2019 Sarah Kamens


THEODORE SARBIN AWARD
This award honors a specific body of work by an individual psychologist that demonstrates notable achievement

in one or more of the fields to which Theodore Sarbin has contributed, including narrative psychology, contextualist theory,

social psychological theories of hypnosis, and other innovative theoretical work that is “critical” in the broad sense of the term.

The recipient is selected by a rotating panel of three judges. Each judge serves a three-year term, with the most senior

judge each year serving as Chair. Each year, a new judge (to replace the outgoing one) is chosen

by the current judges and approved by the President of Division 24.

(established 2005)

Award recipients:

2005 Jefferson Singer
2006 Dan McAdams
2007 Ken Gergen
2008 Don Polkinghorne
2009 Ruthellen Josselson
2010 Mark Freeman

2011 Bertram Kohler

2012 Lisa Osbeck

2013 Michael Bamburg
2014 Rom Harré
2015 John Shotter

2016 Brian Schiff

2017 Sunil Bhatia

2018 Michelle Fine

2019 Suzanne Kirschner and Thomas Teo

OUTSTANDING STUDENT SERVICE AWARD
This award recognizes the substantial contributions of a student affiliate to the society

that further the goals of theoretical and philosophical psychology.

(established 2013)

Award recipients:

2013 Marissa Barnes
2014 Elisabeth McClure
2015 Tyler Lefevor

2016 Snjezana Huerta

2017 Cacky Mellor and Erin Thrift

2018 Karyna Pryiomka

2019 Justin Karter

2006 Daniel Warner
2007 Kevin Winters
2008 Katerina Daniel
2009 Bradford J. Wiggins

2010 Cody Christopherson

2011 Tzy Horng Sai

2012 Tyler Lefevor

2013 
2014 Alyssa A. Emery
2015 Pavan Brar & Zhipeng Gao

2016 Erin Thrift

2017 Garri Hovhannisyan

2018 Snjezana Huerta

2019 Justin Karter

Society Awards

STUDENT PAPER AWARD
This award is conferred upon the student deemed to have submitted the best paper

presentation within the Division 24 program at the APA annual Convention.

Award recipients:

The Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology

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