Dissertation Awards

The award supports students who complete dissertations involving basic or applied research in psychology and law, and the winners will be invited to present their research at the annual AP-LS conference.

Deadline: Dec. 31

Description
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, and the winners will be invited to present their research at the 2015 AP-LS Conference, which will be held March 19-21 in San Diego.
Eligibility

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 December 31, 2014, then you must have defended your dissertation in 2014).

How to Apply

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.

For more information, please contact Lindsay Malloy, chair of the Dissertation Awards Committee.

Past Recipients

Year

1st place

2nd place

3rd place

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 &
Greg Kramer
2004 Jodi Viljoen Candice Odgers Martin Hildebrand
2003 Virginia Cooper Teri Forrest Mary Ann Campbell & Alexis Kennedy
2002 Jennifer Groscup Tamara Haegerich Gina Vincent &
David DeMatteo
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
1991 Barry Rosenfeld
1990 James Ogloff Regina Schuller Mark Small
1989
1988 Patricia Frazier
1987 Brian Cutler
1986 Roselle Wissler
1985 Nancy Brekke Carol Krafka
1984 Daniel Linz
1983 Sarah Tanford Edie Greene