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:

  • 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 (Now at Arizona State University)
  • 1992: Keith Widaman University of California Riverside
  • 1991: Linda Collins University of Southern California (Now at Pennsylvania State University)
  • 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 now at 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
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