International Society of Political Psychology

Harold Lasswell Award

The Lasswell Award is given for "distinguished scientific contribution in the field of political psychology." It is named for Harold Lasswell, one of the first to apply psychology to the analysis of politics. He was, thereby, also one of the first to encounter the problems of interdisciplinary work: because of resistance to his ideas, from 1937 to 1950 not a single article of his was published in a political science journal. However, he continued to publish (in psychological and psychiatric journals, and books), and so ultimately he won recognition, being elected President of APSA in 1955. He taught at Chicago, Yale, CUNY, Temple, and finally Columbia.

The award recipient will be strongly encouraged to attend the Annual Meeting and Awards Reception and may be asked to give a talk at the 2014 annual meeting in recognition of their work in the field.

All nominations must include a CV of the nominee and an argumentation why he/she deserves the award. Send nominations via post or e-mail to the award committee chair.


2015 Award Committee Chair:

Richard Lau
Rutgers University
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Nominations are due February 15, 2015.

Winners will be notified by early May 2015.


Past Winners

  • 2014 M. Kent Jennings
  • 2013 Bert Klandermans
  • 2012 Ervin Staub
  • 2011 Daniel Bar-Tal
  • 2010 Tom Pettigrew
  • 2009 Steven R. Brown
  • 2008 Philip Tetlock
  • 2007 David Winter
  • 2006 Jim Sidanius
  • 2005 Milton Lodge
  • 2004 Robert Jervis
  • 2003 Marilynn Brewer
  • 2002 John L. Sullivan
  • 2001 Peter Suedfeld
  • 2000 Fred I. Greenstein
  • 1999 William McGuire
  • 1998 Paul Sniderman
  • 1997 Betty Glad
  • 1996 Robert P. Abelson
  • 1995 David O. Sears
  • 1994 Lucian Pye
  • 1993 M. Brewster Smith
  • 1992 Dean G. Pruitt
  • 1991 Robert E. Lane
  • 1990 Philip E. Converse
  • 1989 Robert C. Tucker
  • 1988 Milton Rokeach
  • 1987 Jerome D. Frank
  • 1986 Anatol Rapaport
  • 1985 Alexander George
  • 1984 James MacGregor Burns
  • 1983 Myres McDougal
  • 1982 Leonard Doob
  • 1981 Erik Erikson
  • 1980 Angus Campbell
  • 1979 Nathan Leites

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