Call for Nominations for Division 32 Awards
You are invited to nominate a colleague who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of Humanistic Psychology for an award to be presented by the division at the Annual APA Convention.
Nominations must be received by Nov. 1.
Carmi Harari Early Career Award
Given to psychologists, no more than 15 years after receiving their PhD, for contribution in the areas of: 1) Inquiry, 2) Application, and 3) Social Action.
Submit a nomination
Division 32 Heritage Awards
Charlotte and Karl Bühler Award
Given to an institution, and an individual associated with an institution, that has made an outstanding and lasting contribution to humanistic psychology.
Abraham Maslow Award
Given to an individual for an outstanding and lasting contribution to the exploration of the farther reaches of human spirit.
Carl Rogers Award
Given to an individual for an outstanding contribution to the theory and practice of humanistic psychology.
Rollo May Award
Given to an individual for independent and outstanding pursuit of new frontiers in humanistic psychology.
Award for Distinguished Lifetime Contributions to Humanistic Psychology
Given to an individual in recognition of distinguished lifetime contributions to humanistic psychology.
Mike Arons and E. Mark Stern Award for Outstanding Lifetime Service to the Society for Humanistic Psychology
Given to an individual who has, throughout their career, given sustained loyal service to the Society.
Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement: given to an individual in recognition of distinguished lifetime contributions to humanistic psychology (within five years of death).
Heritage Award Procedures
Selection will be completed for the APA meeting 1.5 years in advance to accommodate early programming deadlines and announcements required by APA. An unlimited number of awards of any kind (one per category) can be made in any given year.
Awards chair: The chair of the Awards Committee will receive all nominations by Nov. 1. Self nominations are not accepted. The chair will contact nominees to inform them that they have been nominated for an award, explain award procedures and provide a timeline for the process. Nominees will be notified of the Committee and the Board's decision by Feb. 1.
Voting: The Awards Committee chair will distribute the top six nominations to the Executive Committee by Dec. 15. The Committee will have one month to discuss nominations and decide on candidates.
Final vote: The names of the top six candidates will be brought to the January meeting for discussion and a final vote. Only these names will be considered at the midwinter meeting. The following procedure will be used: Each individual voting board member will have six votes, any of which can be "none of the above" to allow for no award to be granted that year. Nominees with no votes and nominee with the least number of votes will be dropped from the ballot in a given year but may be reconsidered for two consecutive years once they have been nominated.
Specification of awards: The board will decide which award will be given to each winner.
Requirements of awardees: Awardees must accept the award and give a brief address at the APA Convention (for the year awarded). Under extraordinary circumstances (i.e., medical, death in family) the awardees who cannot attend may send in a paper and have their award accepted in absentia. Division 32 does not reimburse awards recipients for travel and expenses.