Awards

Bruno Klopfer Award

The Bruno Klopfer Award is bestowed annually for outstanding, long-term professional contribution to the field of personlaity assessment.

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John E. Exner Award 

The John E. Exner Scholar Award honors the memory of John E. Exner, Ph.D., a pioneer in personality assessment, by supporting the research of a young personality assessor. Dr. Exner was committed to advancing the science of personality assessment by empirical research in the development and application of assessment instruments. This award honors that commitment by recognizing and supporting a young investigator examining any method of personality assessment.

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Samuel J. and Anne G. Beck Award 

The Samuel J. and Anne G. Beck Award is bestowed annually for outstanding early career research in the field of personality assessment. The award is presented at the annual meeting. 

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Walter G. Klopfer Award 

The Walter G. Klopfer Award is bestowed annually by the Society for Personality Assessment for distinguished contribution to the literature in personality assessment. Eligible contributions focus on statistically based research projects. The Journal for Personality Assessment Editor asks all Consulting Editors to nominate outstanding articles from the previous year, each of which is then rated by the Editor and Associate Editors.

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Martin Mayman Award 

The Martin Mayman Award is bestowed annually by the Society for Personality Assessment for a distinguished contribution to the literature in personality assessment. Eligible contributions may consist of an outstanding case study, qualitative research project, or theoretical development. The JPA Editor asks all Consulting Editors to nominate outstanding articles from the previous year, each of which is then rated by the Editor and Associate Editors.

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Mary S. Cerney Award 

The Mary S. Cerney Award is awarded to the best personality assessment research paper submitted by a student. This award carries a small stipend to help defray the cost of attending the Annual Convention.

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Distinguished Service & Contribution to Personality Assessment Award 

The Distinguished & Contribution to Personality Assessment award honors individuals promoting personality assessment through excellence in teaching, outreach, advocacy, or practice. Recipients are those whose work has made a meaningful contribution to the practice of personality assessment by way of direct service, policy development and implementation, innovation, teaching, training, professional publications, leadership, or advocacy for the profession.

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SPAGS Awards

View more information on our SPA Graduate Students (SPAGS) Awards here. 

SPAGS Awards