Cattell Early Career Research Award

The Cattell Early Career Research Award is named for Raymond B. Cattell, a founder of SMEP. This award is an early-career award given annually by the Society to a young researcher who has made outstanding contributions to multivariate experimental psychology and who shows promise of continued work of a very high quality. The recipient need not be a member of SMEP. Criteria for the award are as follows: (1) outstanding contribution to multivariate experimental psychology; (2) age 40 or younger, or 10 years or less post-Ph.D.; (3) a minimum of one publication in a refereed journal. Nominations are solicited annually from members of the Society, and members then vote among the nominees to select a winner. The winner of the Cattell Early Career Research Award is invited to the annual SMEP meeting to present an address and is also given an honorarium.

Past recipients of the Cattell Award:

  • 2018: Zhiyong Zhang, University of Notre Dame
  • 2017: Kevin Grimm, Arizona State University
  • 2016: Victoria Savalei, University of British Columbia
  • 2015: Sonya K. Sterba, Vanderbilt University
  • 2014: Sy-Miin Chow, The Pennsylvania State University
  • 2013: Emilio Ferrer, University of California, Davis
  • 2012: Li Cai, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2011: Lesa Hoffman, University of Nebraska
  • 2010: Guangjian Zhang, University of Notre Dame
  • 2009: Nathan R. Kuncel, University of Minnesota
  • 2008: Kristopher J. Preacher, University of Kansas
  • 2007: Gitta H. Lubke, University of Notre Dame
  • 2006: Jeremy Biesanz, University of British Columbia
  • 2005: Albert Maydeu-Olivares, University of Barcelona
  • 2004: Daniel Bauer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2003: Deniz Ones, University of Minnesota
  • 2002: Kehai Yuan, University of Notre Dame
  • 2001: Patrick Curran, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2000: Steve Boker, University of Notre Dame
  • 1999: Gerard Saucier, University of Oregon
  • 1998: Steven Reise, UCLA
  • 1997: Niels Waller, University of California Davis
  • 1996: Oliver John, University of California Berkeley
  • 1995: --No award--
  • 1994: Michael Neale, Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics
  • 1993: Roger Millsap, Baruch College, CUNY
  • 1992: Keith Widaman, University of California, Riverside
  • 1991: Linda Collins, University of Southern California
  • 1990: Scott Maxwell, University of Notre Dame
  • 1989: Robert Cudeck, University of Minnesota
  • 1988: Wayne deSarbo
  • 1987: Jack McArdle, University of Virginia
  • 1986: James Steiger, University of British Columbia
  • 1985: --No award--
  • 1984: --No award--
  • 1983: --No award--
  • 1982: Robert Sternberg, Yale University
  • 1981: Larry Hubert, University of Illinois
  • 1980: Gene Glass
  • 1979: --No award--
  • 1978: Patricia Cohen
  • 1977: Myron Wish
  • 1976: Ralph Hakstian
  • 1975: Paul Baltes
  • 1974: Nancy Hirschberg
  • 1973: John Horn
  • 1972: Peter Bentler & John Nessleroade