|What is it?
- A $1,200 cash award
- A 3-year membership in APS
- Subscriptions to all APS journals
- Two engraved plaques—one for the winner, and one for
the psychology department as a permanent honor.
How does it work?
- Do an empirical
- Present the
results of your research at a state, regional, or national psychology
convention, OR have your research published in a psychology journal.
- Submit your paper
for consideration for the award.
- You will be
notified of your status in 60–90 days.
Who should apply?
Psi Chi students who
- have completed excellent research,
- have presented or published that research, and
- are not
competing for the APA Edwin Newman Graduate Research Award.
Who is Albert Bandura?
Albert Bandura is one of the most well known psychologists in the world. He developed the social
learning theory and is best known for his Bobo doll study.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
"Receiving this generous grant allowed me to attend the 26th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science in San Francisco, CA. While there, I learned about current developmental and clinical research on adolescence and emerging adults, as well as new developments in psychological assessment and psychotherapy. I also had the privilege to meet and network with fellow graduate students and faculty members from around the world. Additionally, the 3-year APS membership has also given me the opportunity to connect with undergraduate and graduate student members of the APS Student Caucus, which promotes students' pursuits in psychological science.”