Our Heritage Initiative honors the most esteemed and honored individuals in the field of personality and social psychology. Students, colleagues, and friends are invited to nominate the name of a mentor they would like to honor to become a part of our Wall of Fame. Our inductees are immortalized for their contribution to research, teaching, or mentorship and the lasting impact they have left on the science of psychology. If you know of someone who has changed the field in a lasting way, honor their hard work by nominating them for the Wall of Fame.

The funds accompanied by the nomination processed are reserved for our Heritage dissertation research grants for PhD. candidates, another great way the Heritage Initiative, our Wall of Famers, and yourself can pay it forward for the future of our personality and social psychology.

Our Newest Heritage Inductee: 


John T. Cacioppo, PhD (1951-2018)
Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago

John Cacioppo was always fascinated by the links between the body and mind, and he spent his entire career studying it in one form or another. You may read more about John's pioneering research in the field of social neuroscience and loneliness on our Heritage Wall of Fame.

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For any questions regarding our Heritage Initiative, please contact Travis Clark at tclark@spsp.org.

Travis Clark
Development Manager
The Society for Personality and Social Psychology
1120 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 280
Washington, DC 20036

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