Gold Medal Awards for Life Achievement

These awards are bestowed in recognition of a distinguished career and enduring contribution to psychology.

Deadline: December 1, 2014

Sponsor: APF

Description

The Gold Medal Awards are conferred in four categories:

1. Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology

This award recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advancing psychological science.

2. Gold Medal for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology

This award recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advancing the application of psychology through methods, research, and/or application of psychological techniques to important practical problems. 

3. Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest

This award recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to the application of psychology in the public interest.

4. Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Practice of Psychology

This award recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advancing the professional practice of psychology through a demonstrable effect on patterns of service delivery in the profession.

APF Gold Medalists receive a mounted gold medal, and an all-expense paid trip to the APA annual convention, where the award is presented.

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Eligibility

Psychologists who are typically 65 years or older, normally residing in North America.

APF encourages nominations for individuals who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability and sexual orientation.

How to Apply

Nomination Requirements

Nominations should indicate the award category for which the individual is being nominated and include:

  • A nomination statement that traces the nominee's cumulative record of enduring contributions in the award category.

  • A current vita and bibliography.

  • Letters of recommendation from appropriate professionals and colleagues supporting the nomination.

Submission Process

Application materials must be submitted online

To learn more, download the request for nominations:

Past Recipients

Application

2013

Frank Schmidt, PhD, University of Iowa

2012

Marsha Linehan, PhD, University of Washington 

2011

Walter C. Borman, PhD, University of South Florida / Personnel Decisions Research Institutes, Inc.

2010

Richard Price, PhD, University of Michigan

2009

Stuart Oskamp, PhD, Claremont Graduate University

2008

Theodore Millon, PhD, Institute for Advanced Studies in Personology and Psychopathology

2007

McCay Vernon, PhD, McDaniel College

2006

Eric Schopler, PhD, University of North Carolina

2005

Jerome M. Sattler, PhD, San Diego State University

2004

Edwin A. Fleishman, PhD, George Mason University

2003

Charles D. Spielberger, PhD, University of South Florida

2002

Peter M. Lewinsohn, PhD, Oregon Health Sciences University

2001

Joseph D. Matarazzo, PhD, University of Oregon Medical School

2000

Harry Levinson, PhD, Harvard Medical School

Practice

2013

Patrick DeLeon, PhD

2012

Carol D. Goodheart, EdD

2011

Charles Silverstein, PhD, New York University School of Medicine

2010

Judith Worell, PhD, University of Kentucky

2009

Robert J. Resnick, PhD, Randolph Macon College

2008

Florence W. Kaslow, PhD, Mercer University Medical School

2007

Patricia M. Bricklin, PhD, Widener University

2006

Jack G. Wiggins Jr., PhD, PsyD, LLD, Missouri Institute of Mental Health

2005

A. Eugene Shapiro, PhD, Nova Southeastern University

2004

Arthur Kovacs, PhD

2003

Nicholas A. Cummings, PhD, University of Nevada

2002

Mathilda B. Canter, PhD

2001

Herman Feifel, PhD, University of Southern California, School of Medicine

2000

Stanley Moldawsky, PhD

Public Interest

2013

Jacquelynne Eccles, PhD

2012

Salvatore R. Maddi, PhD, University of California, Irvine

2011

Bernice Lott, PhD, University of Rhode Island

2010

Patricia Gurin, PhD, University of Michigan

2009

E. Scott Geller, PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

2008

Raymond D. Fowler, PhD, International Association of Applied Psychology

2007

Rhoda K. Unger, PhD, Brandeis University

2006

Asher R. Pacht, PhD, Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) Foundation

2005

James J. Gallagher, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

2004

Florence L. Denmark, PhD, Pace University

2003

Ethel Tobach, PhD

2002

Ann Streissguth, PhD, University of Washington School of Medicine

2001

Henry P. David, PhD, Transnational Family Research Institute

2000

Robert Perloff, PhD, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh

Science

2013

Elizabeth F. Loftus, PhD

2012

Philip G. Zimbardo, PhD, Stanford University

2011

Marcia K. Johnson, PhD, Yale University

2010

Richard Thompson, PhD, University of Southern California

2009

Mary K. Rothbart, PhD, University of Oregon

2008

Alice Hendrickson Eagly, PhD, Northwestern University

2007

Irving I. Gottesman, PhD, University of Minnesota Medical School

2006

Albert Bandura, PhD, Stanford University

2005

Howard Leventhal, PhD, State University of New Jersey, Rutgers

2004

Janet Taylor Spence, PhD, University of Texas, Austin

2003

Robert Rosenthal, PhD, University of California, Riverside

2002

John B. Carroll, PhD, University of North Carolina

2001

Robert Duncan Luce, PhD

2000

Roger N. Shepard, PhD, Stanford University