Mary S. Cerney Student Paper Award

The Mary S. Cerney Student Paper Award is given annually to the best student paper dealing with some aspect of personality assessment. Eligible papers are those first-authored by a student (at the time the work was completed) and published in the past year. 

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Meet the Mary S. Cerney Award Winner, Cole Morris!

Cole Morris is a PhD student in the Psychological Sciences Department at Texas Tech University. Cole's research focuses on improving the use of broadband measures of personality for validity testing as well as the application of these tools amongst diverse populations, predominantly gender and sexually diverse populations

Mary S. Cerney Award Winners

The MARY S. CERNEY AWARD is given annually to the best personality assessment research paper submitted by a student. This award carries a stipend to defray the cost of attending the Annual meeting. See the SPA Graduate Student page (SPAGS) for more information.

Whitney Raw Ringwald

University of Pittsburgh


Benjamin Johnson


Abby L. Mulay

Abby L. Mulay

Medical University of South Carolina


Trevor Ford Williams

Northwestern University

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Jaime Anderson

Jaime Anderson

Sam Houston State University

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Ryan Joseph Marek

Ryan Joseph Marek

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine


Mark R. Lukowitsky


Psychologist, Albany Medical College

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Carlo O.C. Veltri

St. Olaf College


Luciano Giromini

Luciano Giromini

University of Turin


Justin Dean Smith

University of Utah

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Aidan G. Wright