Richard Moreland Dissertation of the Year Award

This award honors a recent dissertation by someone whose research on small groups seems especially promising. The winner is announced and the prize is conferred at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association. Included in the award are $500, a plaque, and a three-year membership in the Division.

Eligibility

Only dissertations that were completed during the prior calendar year are eligible, but the research described in those dissertations can explore any group phenomenon, using any methodology to investigate any type of group. A committee reviews all the abstracts and selects three finalists, who then submit complete copies of their dissertations for the committee's evaluation.

How to Apply

A five-page, double-spaced abstract of your work should be sent to Dr. Moreland by Dec. 31. 

Dr. Richard Moreland
Department of Psychology
3103 Sennott Square
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA. 15260 

2013 Recipient

Catherine Shea

Catherine Shea
Duke University
Goal pursuit and the pursuit of social networks






Past Recipients

2012

Dr. Amanda Ferguson
London Business School
When outsiders come in:  An identity-based view of group boundary work and effectiveness

2011

Dr. Drew Carton
Penn State University
A theory, measure, and empirical test of subgroups in work teams

2010

Dr. Meir Shemla
Technical University of Dresden
Broadening team composition research by conceptualizing team diversity as a cross-level moderating variable

2009

Dr. Deanna Kennedy
University of Massachusetts/ Amherst
Examining the mental model convergence process using mathematical modeling, simulation, and genetic algorithm optimization

2008

Dr. Lindred Greer
Leiden University
Team composition and conflict:  The role of individual differences

2007

Dr. Robert Lount
Kellogg School of Business
An examination of the relationship between positive mood and trust:  A comparison of two theoretical models

2006

Dr. Martijn van Zomeren
University of Amsterdam
Social psychological paths to protest:An integrative perspective

2005

Dr. Floor Rink
Leiden University
Towards a social identity framework for studying the effects of task-related differences in dyads and groups

2004

Dr. Andrea Lassiter
George Mason University
A comparison of team training strategies for team effectiveness

2003

Dr. Michaela Schippers
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Reflexivity in teams

2002

Dr. Bianca Beersma
University of Amsterdam
Small group negotiation and teamperformance

2001

Dr. Artemis Chang
University of Queensland
Time in groups: Group development,time management, appraised structured useof time, and group effectiveness

2000

Dr. Wendi Adair
Cornell University
Reciprocity in the globalmarket:Cross-cultural negotiations

1999

Dr. Kyle Lewis
University of Maryland
The impact of interpersonal relationships and knowledge exchange on group performance:  A field study of consulting project teams

1998

Dr. Peter Kim
Northwestern University
Working under the shadow of suspicion:The implications of trust and distrust for information sharing in groups

1997

Dr. Sarah Hutson-Comeaux
Purdue University
Majority & minority influence: The use and effectiveness of social influence processes

1996

Dr. Amy Edmondson
Harvard University
Group and organizational influences on team learning

1995

Dr. Mary Waller
University of Texas
Multitasking in work groups: Coordination processes in work groups with multiple tasks

1994

Dr. Kathleen O’Connor
University of Illinois
Negotiation teams: The impact of caucusing and team accountability on interaction processes and outcomes

1993

Dr. Deborah Gruenfeld
University of Illinois
Status and integrative complexity in decision-making groups: Evidence from the United States Supreme Court and a laboratory experiment

1992

Dr. Karen Jehn
Northwestern University
The impact of intragroup conflict on group effectiveness: A multimethod examination of the benefits and detriments of conflict