Tom Pettigrew wins social psychology career award

Thomas F. Pettigrew, research professor of social psychology at UC Santa Cruz, is one of two recipients of a new Career Achievement Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP).

Pettigrew, who retired in from teaching in 1994, will receive the award at the society's annual meeting in San Diego in January. 

This marks Pettigrew’s 10th such career award: two
from the University of California, two from sociological societies, and six
from societies in social psychology.

The SPSP was founded in 1974 when the leadership of Division 8 of the American Psychological Association decided to incorporate as an independent organization. Now, with more than 7,000 members, the society is the largest organization of social and personality psychologists in the world.