Early Career Award

Early Career Award

The Association for Research in Personality (ARP) Early Career Award is presented biennially to recognize exceptional early career accomplishments in personality research. To be eligible for the award a nominee must be no more than nine years post-Ph.D., have an exemplary record of research in personality, and be a member of ARP. The ARP Executive Board established this award in 2017.

2017 Award Winner Announced

We are happy to announce that Wiebke Bleidorn is the winner of the inaugural ARP Early Career Award. Dr. Bleidorn received her Ph.D. from Bielefeld University in 2010 and is currently an Associate Professor at the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on the conditions, mechanisms, and consequences of personality change, and her interests range from the role of genetics in shaping stability and change to cross-cultural variation in personality and personality change. Dr. Bleidorn has made important contributions to a number of areas within psychology including personality, social, developmental, and cultural psychology. She has already earned an international reputation as a creative theorist, a rigorous and innovative methodologist, and a highly productive researcher, and she is an extremely deserving recipient of the first ARP Early Career Award. Dr. Bleidorn will give a talk at the 2017 ARP conference to celebrate this award.

List of Winners

2017 Wiebke Bleidorn