Congratulations to Sam Gosling

Professorial Fellow Sam Gosling has been honoured with the 2017 Diener Award in Personality Psychology by the Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP).

This prestigious award recognizes a mid-career scholar whose work has added substantially to the body of knowledge to the personality field and/or brings together personality psychology and social psychology. According to the citation, Sam’s work “stands out as unusually broad, innovative, generative, and influential, not only in the field of personality itself but stretching as far as such diverse disciplines as animal behaviour, architecture, and political science. He has generated and nourished not just one but multiple new lines of research in the field of personality psychology, and he has contributed to methodological advances that have opened the door to investigating new research questions. He has demonstrated a remarkable knack for finding interesting and fruitful ways of studying problems that have long seemed intractable. Samuel Gosling’s research has been remarkable for its methodological sophistication, theoretical breadth, creativity, as well as productivity.”