Distinguished Contributions to Science and Research in Exercise and Sport Psychology

This award is presented to candidates who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to basic research in Exercise and Sport Psychology.


Sponsor: Division 47


To be considered for the award, the individual must be a current member of Div. 47. For this award, nominators should include in the letter of nomination a statement addressing the following questions:

  • What are the general themes of the nominee’s major line(s) of research?
  • What are the important research findings usually attributed to the nominee?
  • To what extent have the nominee’s theoretical contributions generated research in the field?
  • What has been the significant and enduring influence of the nominee’s research? (i.e., What historical contribution has the nominee’s research made to the field?)
  • Compare the nominee with others in his/her field.
  • What influence has the nominee had on students and others in the same field of study? Where possible, please identify the nominee’s students by name
How to Apply
  • A letter of nomination outlining specific contributions.

  • A current vita.

  • The names, addresses, emails and phone numbers of three sport psychologists familiar with the nominee’s work.

This must be sent to the past president who chairs the Awards Committee. All nominations must be received by Dec. 31 of the year before the award is presented.

Past Recipients


Diane Gill, PhD


Gershon Tenenbaum, PhD


Britton W. Brewer, PhD


Dan Landers, PhD


Robert Singer, PhD

Date created: 2015