Professor Claude Steele has received the Legacy Award from the SPSP

Claude M. Steele, Professor of Psychology

Professor Claude Steele has received the Legacy Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP).  The SPSP Legacy honors luminary figures whose seminal career contributions have shaped the field. 

The SPSP is the world’s largest organization of social and personality psychologists. With over 7,500 members, SPSP strives to advance the science, teaching, and application of social and personality psychology.

The SPSP Annual Convention Legacy honoree is selected each year by the SPSP Convention Committee. The theme of Legacy program is to trace the impact of the senior scholar’s seminal contribution (or body of work) to contemporary work through a series of events as follows.

The Legacy Symposium pairs the honored figure with two active researchers whose work builds upon the legacy’s work. The luminary will have the opportunity to address the audience in whatever format they would like for half of the symposium’s allotted time. The rest of the symposium time would be devoted to presentations by the two contemporary researchers who would present more traditional research talks that highlight how their work can be traced back to the honored guest’s seminal contribution(s).