Eleanor Maccoby Book Award in Developmental Psychology
Submissions accepted Jan. 1 – March 15.
The Maccoby Award is presented to the author of a book in the field of psychology that has had or promises to have a profound effect on one or more of the areas represented by Div. 7, including promoting research in the field of developmental psychology; fostering the development of researchers through providing information about educational opportunities and recognizing outstanding contributions to the discipline; facilitating exchange of scientific information about developmental psychology through publications such as the division's newsletter and through national and international meetings; and/or promoting high standards for the application of scientific knowledge on human development to public policy issues.
Winners do not need to attend the APA convention to receive awards.
Winners serve as committee chairs for the following year's award.
To be eligible for this award:
Nominee must be an author, not an editor of the book.
The book must have been published within the prior two years and must have had or promises to have a profound effect on one or more of the areas represented by Div. 7 of the APA.
Membership in APA’s Div. 7 is required to earn an award.
The annual deadline is March 15.
Nominations should include:
- The author's name and address.
- The name of the book.
- The publication date.
- The publisher's name and address.
- A paragraph about the book's contribution.
Nominations and self-nominations will be considered.
Please email nominations to:
Lisa M. Oakes
Department of Psychology
University of California, Davis
David H. Raikson
Department of Psychology
Carnegie Mellon University
2022: Lisa M. Oakes and David H. Rakison
2021: Michael Tomasello
2020: Deborah Rivas-Drake and Adriana Umaña-Taylor
2019: Daniel P. Keating
2018: Michael Tomasello
2017: Henry Wellman
2016: David S. Moore
2015: Geoffrey Saxe
2014: Paul Harris and Barbara Rogoff
2013: Robert LeVine
2012: Mary Rothbart
2011: Susan Carey
2010: Michael Tomasello
2009: No Award
2008: Katherine Nelson
2007: L. Alan Sroufe, Byron Egeland, Elizabeth A. Carlson, W. Andrew Collins
2006: Jean Mandler, Paul Bloom
2005: Susan Gelman
2004: Steven Pinker
2003: Terrie A. Moffitt, Avshalom Caspi, Michael Rutter, Phil A. Silva
2002: Paul Bloom
2001: John Bruer
2000: Eleanor Maccoby
1999: Gilbert Gottlieb
1998: Jerome Bruner
1997: No award
1996: Harold Fishbein, Lois Bloom