Samuel J. and Anne G. Beck Early Career Award

The Samuel J. and Anne G. Beck Early Career Award is bestowed annually for outstanding early career research in the field of personality assessment. The award honors scholars who are no more than 10 years beyond their graduate degree and whose early work has been characterized by substantial innovation and promise for the field of personality assessment and psychological test development. 

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Meet the 2021 Samuel J. and Anne G. Beck Award Winner,
Dr. Jaime Anderson!

Jaime L. Anderson, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Sam Houston State University. Dr. Anderson earned her Ph.D. from the University of Alabama in 2016 under the mentorship of Dr. Martin Sellbom. Her research focuses on the assessment of personality psychopathology, particularly using dimensional trait conceptualizations, as well as the use of broadband assessment instruments (e.g. the MMPI-2-RF/MMPI-3) in examining personality disorders and other areas of psychopathology. She has authored or co-authored 48 peer-reviewed journal articles, 2 book chapters, and 90 conference proceedings. She serves as an Associate Editor for Psychological Assessment, as well as a consulting editor for the Journal of Personality Assessment, Assessment, Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, andPsychological Injury and Law. Dr. Anderson has served on the board of SPA since 2019 as Secretary, and has a history of leadership involvement in the society since joining SPA as a graduate student in 2012. 

Samuel J. and Anne G. Beck Award Winners

The SAMUEL J. and ANNE G. BECK AWARD is bestowed annually for outstanding early career research in the field of personality assessment. The cash award is presented at the Annual Meeting.

Michael J. Roche

West Chester University

2020

Ryan Joseph Marek

Ryan Joseph Marek

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

2019

Aidan G. Wright

2018

Nicole M Cain

Nicole M Cain

Rutgers University

2017

Justin Dean Smith

University of Utah

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2016

Dustin Boyd Wygant

Dustin Boyd Wygant

Professor of Psychology, Eastern Kentucky University

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(859)622-6796

2015

Michelle B. Stein

Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

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(516)658-4491

2014

Jennifer L Tackett

Jennifer L Tackett

University of Houston

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(416)978-8810

2013

James Bernard Hoelzle

2012

Christopher J. Hopwood

Christopher J. Hopwood

Professor of Personality Psychology, University of Zurich

2011

Matthew Ryan Baity

Alliant International University

2010