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.

Meet the 2021 Walter G. Klopfer Award Winners for paper, Adjectives vs. Statements in Forced Choice and Likert Item Types: Which is More Resistant to Impression Management in Personality Assessment?


Dr. Kate Walton is the Director of Research at MindPrint Learning. She obtained her PhD in personality psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota, Kate joined the faculty of the Department of Psychology at St. John's University where she spent 11 years. In 2017, she took the role of Principal Research Scientist in the Center for Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning at ACT. She recently joined MindPrint Learning where she continues her research on social and emotional skill assessments and development and leads validity and efficacy research on MindPrint’s assessment and curricula.