Prof. McCann Receives Prize From Society for Personality and Social Psychology
September 7, 2011
Vermont Law School Professor Michael McCann and Harvard Law School Professor Jon Hanson have been selected as the co-winners of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology's 2011 Media Prize in recognition of their outstanding work in promoting personality and social psychology research to the general public via The Situationist blog. McCann and Hanson co-founded the blog.
The Situationist is a forum for scholars, students, lawyers, policymakers and interested citizens to examine, discuss and debate the effect of situational forces -- that is, non-salient factors around and within us -- on law, policy, politics, policy theory and our social, political and economic institutions. The Situationist is associated with The Project on Law and Mind Sciences at Harvard Law School.
The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) is an international organization of scholars and the largest professional society in the world devoted to social and personality psychology. The SPSP also includes representation of Division 8 (Social and Personality Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. The members of SPSP conduct much of the research drawn upon, promoted and publicized by The Situationist blog.