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.
Meet the 2021 Mary S. Cerney Award Winner, Elizabeth Edershile!
Elizabeth A. Edershile is a graduate student researcher in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. Elizabeth is interested in the processes that underlie personality pathology. Currently, her work emphasizes movement away from thinking of constructs, such as narcissism, as static in nature, but, rather, as composed of more complex processes.
Mary S. Cerney Award Winners
View All Previous Award Winners Below.
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.
|Year||Recipient(s)||Outstanding Student Paper|
|2022||Elizabeth A. Edershile|
|2020||Benjamin N. Johnson||Identifying Unstable and Empty Phenotypes of Borderline Personality Through Factor Mixture Modeling in a Large Non-Clinical Sample|
|2019||Abby Mulay||Personality Constructs and Paradigms in the Alternative DSM-5 Model of Personality Disorder|
|2018||Trevor Williams||The Construct Validity of General and Specific Dimensions of Personality Pathology|
|2017||Zara Wright||Genetic and Environmental Influences on DSM-5 Maladaptive Personality Traits and their Connections with Normative Personality Traits|
|2016||Jaime Anderson||Measurement of DSM-5 Section II Personality Disorder Constructs Using the MMPI-2-RF in Clinical and Forensic Samples|
|2015||Ryan J. Marek||Predicting One and Three Month Postoperative Somatic Concerns, Psychological Distress, and Maladaptive Eating Behaviors in Bariatric Surgery Candidates with the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF)|
|2014||Mark R. Lukowitsky||Interpersonal Perception of Pathological Narcissism: A Social Analysis|
|2013||Carlo O.C. Veltri||Does the Disorder Matter? Investigating a Moderating Effect on Coached Non-Credible Over-Reporting Using the MMPI-2 and PAI|
|2012||Luciano Giromini||The Feeling of Movement: EEG Evidence for Mirroring Activity during the Observation of Static, Ambiguous Stimuli in the Rorschach Cards|
|2011||Justin D. Smith||Therapeutic Assessment for Preadolescent Boys with Oppositional Defiant Disorder: A Replicated Single-Case Time-Series Design|
|2010||Aidan G. C. Wright||Integrating Methods to Optimize Circumplex Description and Comparison of Groups|
|2009||James B. Hoelzle||The invariant component structure of the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) full scales|
|2008||Gudrun Opitz, Ph.D.||Cross-Method discrepancy of the Rorschach and MMPI-2: Associations with ego development inan inpatient setting.|
|2007||Jarrod S. Steffan||Effect of Symptom Information and Intelligence in Dissimulation: An Examination of Faking Response Styles by Inmates on the Basic Personality Inventory|
|2006||Samuel J. Liebman||Reliability and Validity of Rorschach Aggression Variables with a Sample of Adjudicated Adolescents|
|2005||Martin Sellbom||Assessing Psychopathic Personality Traits with the MMPI-2|
|2004||No Award Given|
|2003||Peter D. Heinze||The Relation Between Psychopathy and Ethics Among MBA Students|
|2002||John V. Petrocelli||Personality Characteristics of Depressed Adults: Evidence of Four Distinct Subtypes of Affect|
|2001||Sara M. Gerard||A Rorschach Study of Interpersonal Disturbance in Priest Child Molesters|
|2000||Carol Groves Overton||A relational interpretation of the Rorschach color determinants. JPA, 75|
|2000||Erik Sprohge||A Rorschach Study of Oral Dependence in Alcoholics and Depressives|
|2000||Irving B. Weiner||Making Rorschach interpretation as good as it can be. JPA, 74|
|1999||Robert K. Welsh||Psychopathy and Psychological Risk Markers of Violent Recidivism|
|1998||James Loving, Jr.||Selected Rorschach Variables of Psychopathic Male Juvenile Offenders|
|1997||Anne McKee||The Manifestation of Post-Traumatic Distress on the MMPI-2|