The American Psychology-Law Society confers Dissertation Awards for scientific research and scholarship relevant to the promotion of the interdisciplinary study of psychology and law. Students who complete dissertations involving basic or applied research in psychology and law are encouraged to apply for these awards. First, second and third-place awards will be conferred; winners will be invited to present their research at the annual AP-LS conference and receive a cash award.
To be eligible for the award, you must be a member of AP-LS and have defended your dissertation during the calendar year of the submission deadline (e.g., if the deadline for submissions is Dec. 31, 2015, then you must have defended your dissertation in 2015). Note: You do not need to have graduated by Dec. 31.
To apply for the Dissertation Awards, please attach the following items in an email to by Dec. 31: (1) the dissertation as it was submitted to the student’s university (in Word or PDF); (2) the dissertation with all author, advisor and school identifying information removed (in Word or PDF); and (3) a signed letter of support (on letterhead) from the dissertation advisor. These can be submitted via one email from the student, or via separate emails from the student and advisor.
For more information, please contact the chair of the Dissertation Awards Committee.
|2016||Evan McCuish||Caitlin Cavanaugh||Kelsey Henderson|
|2015||Skye Stephens||Laura White||Alana Krix|
|2014||Anthony Perillo||(tie) Miko Wilford & Misun Yi||Jeffrey Kukucka|
|2013||Taeko Wachi||Rebecca Weiss||Heather Butler|
|2012||Kaitlyn McLachlan||Ekaterina Pivovarova||Jessica Salerno|
|2011||Annelies Vredeveldt||Jay P. Singh||Julia Clara Busso Kennard|
|2010||Samantha Schwartz||Caroline Crocker||Ashley Christiansen|
|2009||Tarika Daftary-Kapur||Gianni Pirelli||Bethany Young|
|2008||Margaret C. Stevenson||Laura G. Kirsch||Melanie R. Farkas & Lindsay Malloy|
|2007||Jeffrey Haun||Kathryn Modecki||Tracy Fass|
|2006||Amy Leach||Jessica Klaver||Jessica Meyer|
|2005||Tara Mitchell||Lisa Chraznowski||Lora Levett &
|2004||Jodi Viljoen||Candice Odgers||Martin Hildebrand|
|2003||Virginia Cooper||Teri Forrest||Mary Ann Campbell & Alexis Kennedy|
|2002||Jennifer Groscup||Tamara Haegerich||Gina Vincent &
|2001||Mark Phillips||Christian Meissner||Eve Brank|
|2000||Bradley McAuliff||Lyn Castrianno||Kimberly Brown|
|1999||Jennifer Skeem||Dan Krauss|
|1998||Joanna Pozzulo||Jennifer Robbennolt||Dennis Stolle|
|1997||David Glass||Stephen Anderer||Richard Redding|
|1996||Kimberly Lonsway||Charles R. Mullin||Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld|
|1995||Lori Beth Frank||Mindy Mechanic||Maithilee K. Pathak|
|1994||Margaret Kovera||Karen Leslie Steinberg||Nancy Schneider|
|1993||Ann Tobey||Doug Narby|
|1992||Bette Bottoms||Cathy Carter|
|1990||James Ogloff||Regina Schuller||Mark Small|
|1985||Nancy Brekke||Carol Krafka|
|1983||Sarah Tanford||Edie Greene|