George A. Miller Award for an Outstanding Recent Article on General Psychology

The Miller Award is chosen by colleagues from Div. 1. The winner will be announced at the annual convention of the APA the year of submission. The author(s) will be expected to give an invited address at the subsequent APA convention and also to provide a copy of the award presentation for inclusion in the newsletter of the society (The General Psychologist). The authors will each receive a certificate. A single cash prize of $1,500 will be awarded to help defray travel expenses for that convention.

Annual deadline: Feb. 15


There are no restrictions on nominees, and self-nominations as well as nominations by others are encouraged for these awards.

How to Apply

Nomination packets should include four copies of:

  1. The article being considered (which can be of any length but must be in print and have a post-2008 publication date);

  2. The curriculum vitae of the author(s); and

  3. A statement detailing the strength of the candidate article as an outstanding contribution to general psychology.

Nomination letters and supporting materials should be sent electronically to Janet A. Sigal, PhD

Past Recipients

2013 Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Timothy B. Smith, & J. Bradley Layton, “Social relationships and mortality risk: A meta-analytic review.” PLoS Med, 7(7), e1000316.
2012 Piers Steel, "The nature of procrastination: A meta-analytic and theoretical review of quintessential self-regulatory failure," Psychological Bulletin, 2007, 133, 65-94.
2011 Ariel Knafo, Carolyn Zahn-Waxler, Carol Van Hulle, JoAnn L. Robinson, & Soo Hyun Rhee, "The developmental origins of a disposition toward empathy: Genetic and environmental contributions", Emotion, 2008. 8(6), 737-752.
2010 Bruce J. Ellis, Aurelio Jose Figueredo, Barbara H. Brumbach, & Gabriel L. Schlomer, "Fundamental dimensions of environmental risk: The impact of harsh versus unpredictable environments on the evolution and development of life history strategies", Human Nature, 2009, 20, 204-268.
2009 Diane Halpern, Camilla P. Benbow, David C. Geary, Ruben C. Gur, Janet Shibley Hyde, and Morton Ann Gernsbacher, "The science of sex differences in science and mathematics," Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 2007, 8, 1-51.
2008 Linda F. Gottfredson, "Intelligence: Is it the epidemiologists' elusive 'fundamental cause' of social class inequities in health?" Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2004, 86, 174-199.
2007 Mark E. Koltko-Rivera, "Rediscovering the later version of Maslow's hierarchy of needs: Self-transcendence and opportunities for theory, research, and unification." Review of General Psychology, 2006, 10, 302-317.
2006 Janet Shibley Hyde, "The Gender Similarities Hypothesis", American Psychologist, 2005, 60, 581-592.
2005 Bruce J. Ellis, "Timing of  Prepubertal Maturation in Girls:  An Integrated Life  History Approach", Psychological Bulletin, 2004, 130, 920-958.
2004 Mark Koltko-Rivera, "The Psychology of World Views" Review of General Psychology, 2004, 8, 3-58.
2003 Honourable Mention:  Floyd W. Rudmin, "Critical history of the acculturation psychology of assimilation, separation, integration, and marginalization," Review of General Psychology, 2003, 7, 3-37.
2003 Nora Newcombe, "The nativist-empiricist controversy in the context of recent research on spatial and quantitative development." Psychological Science, 2002, 13, 395-401.
2002 Jacob Feldman. (2000). Minimization of Boolean complexity in human concept learning. Nature, 407, 630-633.
2001 Jack Martin & Jeff Sugarman. (1999). Psychology's reality debate: A "Levels of Reality" approach. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 19, 177-194.
2000 K. Geoffrey White & John T. Wixted. (1999). Psychophysics of remembering. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior; 71, 91-113.

C. P. Benbow & J. C. Stanley (1996). "Inequity in equity: How 'equity' can lead to inequity for high-potential students." Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 2(2), 249-292.


R. L. Rosnow (1997). "Hedgehogs, foxes, and the evolving social contract in psychological science: Ethical challenges and methodological opportunities." Psychological Methods, 2(4), 345-356. 

1998 Dean Keith Simonton. (1997). Creative productivity: A predictive and explanatory model of career trajectories and landmarks. Psychological Review, 104, 66-89.
1998 Judith Rich Harris. (1995). Where is the child's environment? A Group Socialization theory of development. Psychological Review, 102, 458-490.
1996 D. Lubinski, & T. Thompson. (1993). Species and individual differences in communication based on private states. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 16, 627-642.
1995 Theodore Dix. (1991). The affective organization of parenting: Adaptive and maladaptive processes, Psychological Bulletin, 110, 3-25.