Distinguished Publication Award


Eligibility and Nominations: Books or articles published in each calendar year may be eligible for a Distinguished Publication Award to be awarded in August of the year following publication. Any AWP member can nominate publications for the DPA; self-nominations are welcome. Submissions are judged on creativity, methodological soundness, clarity, and importance to the understanding of women, gender issues, and sex roles. Awards are announced at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association. Every few years, the DPA committee of the AWP chooses to honor one of their colleagues with the Distinguished Career Award.

Deadline: MARCH 15th

Submit book nominations or papers to: Carla Golden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 607-273-0452.  Awards are given to books and articles that make significant and substantial contributions to research and theory that advance our understanding of the psychology of women and promote the goals of the Association for Women in Psychology.

Past Distinguished Publication Awards


Catriona Macleod (2010). ‘Adolescence’, pregnancy and abortion: Constructing the threat of degeneration. London and New York: Routledge.

Rebecca Jordan-Young, (2010). Brain Storm: The flaws in the science of sex differences. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.


Rothblum, E., & Solovay, S. (Eds.) (2009). The fat studies reader. New York: New York University Press.

Lykes, M. B., & Moane, G. (Eds.) (2009). Feminist Liberation Psychology. Special issue of Feminism & Psychology, (19:3).

Orbach, S. (2009). Bodies. New York: Picador.



Shields, S.A. (2008).  Intersectionality of Social Identities:  A Gender Perspective.  Special issue of Sex Roles, 59(5/6).


Eagly, A.H., & Carli, L.L. (2007).  Through the labyrinth:  The truth about how women become leaders.  Boston:  Harvard Business School.

Lott, B.E., & Bullock, H.E. (2007).  Psychology and economoic injustice:  Personal, professional, and political intersections. Washington, D.C.:  American Psychological Association.

Moradi, B., & Rottenstein, A. (2007).  Objectification theory and deaf cultural identity attitudes:  Roles in deaf women's eating disorder symptamology.  Journal of Counseling Psychology, 54, 178-188.


Rochelle L. Dalla (2006). You can't hustle all your life: An exploratory investigation of the exit process among street level prostitute women. Psychology of Women Quarterly 30, 276-290.


Gavey, Nicole (2005). Just Sex? The Cultural Scaffolding of Rape. New York:  Routledge.

Hyde, J. (2005). The gender similarities hypothesis. American Psychologist, 60, 581-592.


Biernat, Monica, Crosby, Faye J., & Williams, Joan C. (2004). The maternal wall: Research and policy perspectives on discrimination against mothers. Special Issue. Journal of Social Issues, 60 (4).

MacGeorge, Erina L., Graves, Angela R., Feng, Bo, Gillihan, Seth J., & Burleson, Brant R. (2004). The myth of gender cultures: Similarities outweigh differences in men’s and women’s provision of and responses to supportive communication. Sex Roles, 50 (3/4), 143-175.


Brodsky, Anne. (2003). With All Our Strength: The revolutionary association of the women of afghanistan. New York:  Routledge.

Crosby, F.J., Iyer, A., Clayton, S., & Downing, R. A. (2003). Affirmative action: Psychological data and the policy debates. American Psychologist, 58(2), 93-115.

Nagel, Joane. (2003). Race, ethnicity, and sexuality: Intimate intersections, forbidden frontiers. New York: Oxford.


Shields, Stephanie A. (2002). Speaking from the Heart: Gender and the social meaning of emotion. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Tolman, Deborah L. (2002). Dilemmas of Desire: Teenage girls talk about sexuality. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.


Campbell, Rebecca. (2001). Emotionally involved: The impact of researching rape. NY: Routledge.

Fisher, Berenice M. (2001). No angel in the classroom: Teaching through feminist discourse. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.


Fausto-Sterling, Anne. (2000). Sexing the body: Gender politics and the construction of sexuality. NY: Harper Collins.

Jackson, Leslie and Greene, Beverly. (Eds.) (2000). Psychotherapy with African American women: Innovations in psychodynamic perspectives and practice. NY: Guilford.

Peplau, Letita Anne and Garnets, Linda. (Eds.). (2000). Women's sexualities: New perspectives on sexual orientation and gender. Special issue. Journal of Social Issues, 56, 2.


Kilbourne, Jean. (1999). Deadly Persuasion: Why women and girls must fight the power of advertising. NY: Free Press.

Crawford, Mary, and Kimmel, Ellen. (Eds.). (1999). Innovations in feminist research. Special issue. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 23, 1&2.

Silverstein, Louise. and Auerbach, Carl. (1999). Deconstructing the essential father. American Psychologist, 54, 397-407.


Layton, Lynne. (1998). Who’s that girl? Who’s that boy?: Clinical practice meets postmodern gender theory. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson.


Waites, Elizabeth A. (1997). Memory quest: Trauma and the search for personal history. NY: W.W. Norton & Co.

Frieze, Irene and McHugh, Maureen. (Eds.). (1997). Measuring beliefs about appropriate roles for women and men. Special issue. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 21 (1).


Chrisler, Joan, Golden, Carla and Rozee, Patricia D. (Eds.). (1996). Lectures on the psychology of women. NY: McGraw-Hill.

Firestein, Beth A. (1996). Bisexuality: The psychology of an invisible minority. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Freyd, Jennifer. (1996). Betrayal trauma: The logic of forgetting childhood abuse. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.


Adleman, Jeanne, and Enguidanos, Gloria. (Eds.). (1995). Racism in the lives of women: Testimony, theory, and guides to anti-racist practice. NY: Harrington Park Press.

Kimball, Meredith M. (1995). Feminist visions of gender similarities and differences. NY: Harrington Park Press.

Landrine, Hope. (1995). Cultural diversity, contextualism, and feminist psychology. In H. Landrine (Ed.). Bringing cultural diversity to feminist psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press.

Weiner, Kayla, and Moon, Arinna. (Eds.). (1995). Jewish women speak out: Expanding the boundaries of psychology. Canopy Press. Amaro, Hortensia. (1995). Love, sex, and power: Considering women’s realities in HIV prevention. American Psychologist, 50, 437-447.


Brown, Laura. (1994). Subversive dialogues: Theory in feminist therapy. NY: Basic Books.

Comas-Diaz, Lillian & Greene, Beverly. (1994). (Eds.). Women of color: Integrating ethnic and gender identities in psychotherapy. NY: Guilford Press.

Morawski, Jill. (1994). Practicing feminisms, reconstructing psychology: Notes on a liminal science. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. Segal, Lynne. (1994). Straight sex: The politics of pleasure. London: Virago Press.


Bem, Sandra. L. (1993). The lenses of gender: Transforming the debate on sexual inequality. New Haven: Yale University Press. Bordo, Susan (1993).

Unbearable weight: Feminism, western culture, and the body. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Campbell, A. (1993). Men, women, and aggression. NY: Basic Books.


Kaschak, Ellen. (1992). Engendering lives: A new psychology of women’s experience. NY: Basic Books.

Reinharz, S. (1992). Feminist methods in social research. NY: Oxford University Press.

Riger, Stephanie. (1992). Epistemological debates, feminist voices: Science, social values, and the study of women. American Psychologist, 47, 730-740.


Butler, Sandra S., and Wintram, Claire. (1991). Feminist groupwork. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Lips, Hilary. (1991). Women, men, and power. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield. Tiefer, Leonore. (1991). Historical, scientific, clinical and feminist criticisms of : The human sexual response cycle” model. Annual Review of Sex Research, 2, 1-23.


Collins, Patricia Hill. (1990). Black feminist thought: Knowledge, consciousness, and the politics of empowerment. NY: Scott Foresman.

Maccoby, Eleanor. (1990). Gender and relationships: A developmental account. American Psychologist, 45, 513-520.

Rodin, Judith, and Ickovics, Jeannette R. (1990). Women’s health: Review and research agenda as we approach the 21st century. American Psychologist, 45, 1018-1034.

Tallen, Bette. (1990). Twelve-step programs: A lesbian feminist critique. NSWA Journal, 2, 390-407.


Rozee, Patricia, and Van Boemel, Gretchen. (1989). The psychological effects of war trauma and abuse on older Cambodian refugee women. Women and Therapy, 8, 23-50.


Bronstein, Phyllis, and Quina, Kathryn. (1988). Teaching a psychology of people. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Fine, Michelle, and Asch, Adrienne, (Eds.). (1988). Women with disabilities: Essays in psychology, culture, and politics. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.

Kitzinger, Celia. (1988). The social construction of lesbianism. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.


Boston Lesbian Book Collective (1987). Lesbian psychologies: Explorations and challenges. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.


Belenky, Mary F.; Clinchy, Blythe M.; Goldberger, Nancy R.; and Tarule, Jill M. (1986). Women’s ways of knowing. NY: Basic Books.

Datan, Nancy. (1986). Corpses, lepers, and menstruating women: Tradition, transition, and the sociology of knowledge. Sex Roles, 14, 693-704.

Lott, Bernice. (1987). Sexist discrimination as distancing behavior. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 11, 47-58.

Rothblum, Esther D., and Cole, Ellen. (Eds.). and Brown, Laura S. (Case Author). (1986). A woman’s recovery from the trauma of war. Special issue. Women and Therapy, 5.


Belle, Deborah. Inequality and mental health: Low income and minority women. In Walker, L. (Ed.). (1984). Women and mental health policy. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.

Keller, Evelyn Fox. (1985). Reflections on gender and science. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Walker, Lenore. (Ed.). (1984). Women and mental health policy. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.

Koss, Mancy. (1985). The hidden rape victim: Personal, attitudinal, and situational characteristics. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 9, 193-212.


O’Leary, Virginia; Unger, Rhoda; and Wallston, Barbara S. (Eds.). (1985). Women, gender, and social psychology. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Vance, Carole S. (Ed.). (1984). Pleasure and danger: Exploring female sexuality. Boston, MA: Routledge and Kegan Paul.

Major, Brenda, McFarlin, Dean, and Gagnon, Diana. (1984). Overworked and underpaid: On the nature of sex differences in personal entitlement. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 47, 1399-1412.


Golub, Sharon. (Ed.). (1984). Menarche: The transition from girl to woman, Lexington, MA: Lexington Books.

Laws, Sophie. (1983). The sexual politics of pre-menstrual tension. Women’s Studies International Forum, 6, 19-31.

Unger, Rhoda K. (1983). Through the looking-glass: No wonderland yet. (The reciprocal relationship between methodology and models of reality). Psychology of Women Quarterly, 8, 9-32.


Lott, Bernice. (1981). Becoming a woman. Springfield, IL: C.C. Thomas.

Block, Jeanne. For her work on the Time-Life film, “The pinks and the blues.” (a posthumous award)


Rush, Florence. (1980). The best-kept secret. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. O’Connell, Agnus, & Russo, Nancy Felipe. (Eds.). (1980).

Eminent women in psychology: Models of achievement. Special issue. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 5

Riger, Stephanie and Galligan, Pat. (1980). Women in management: An exploration of competing paradigms. American Psychologist, 35, 902-910.


Sherif, Carolyn Wood. (1929). Bias in psychology. In J. Sherman and E. Beck (Eds.). The prism of sex: Essays in the sociology of knowledge. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press.

Gilligan, Carol. (1979). Women’s place in a man’s life cycle. Harvard Educational Review, 49, 431-446.


Walker, Lenore. (1979). The battered woman. NY: Harper and Row.

Hare-Mustin, Rachel. (1978). A feminist approach to family therapy. Family Process, 17, 181-194.


O’Leary, Virginia. (1977). Toward understanding women. Monterey, CA: Brooks-Cole.

Tiefer, Leonore. (1978). The context and consequences of contemporary sex research: A feminist analysis. In W. McGill, D. Dewsbury, and B. Sachs (Eds.), Sex and behavior: Status and prospectus. NY: Plenum Press.

Eagly, Alice. (1978). Sex differences in influenceability. Psychological Bulletin, 85, 89-116.

Frodi, Ann; Macaulay, Jaqueline; and Thome, Pauline (1977). Are women always less aggressive than men? A review of the empirical literature. Psychological Bulletin, 84, 634-660.


Henley, Nancy. (1976). Body politics: Power, sex, and nonverbal communication. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Condry, John, and Dyer, Sharon. (1976). Fear of Success: Attributing Cause to the Victim. Journal of Social Issues, 32, 63-84.

Tangri, Sandra. (1976). A feminist perspective on ethical issues in population programs. Signs, 1, 895-904.

Sandra L. Bem -- Distinguished Publication Award for cumulative research and theoretical publications.

Jo Ann Evansgardner -- Distinguished Publication Award for contributions in editing and publishing

Judith Long Laws -- Distinguished Publication Award for cumulative research and theoretical publications.

Mary Brown Parlee -- Distinguished Publication Award for cumulative research and theoretical publications.

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