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Book awards: American Psychological Association's William James Book Award

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Mind and Body: Psychology of Emotion and Stress by George Mandler1986
The Mind's New Science: A History of the Cognitive Revolution by Howard Gardner1987
The Nature of the Child by Jerome Kagan1988
Notebooks of the Mind: Explorations of Thinking by Vera John-Steiner1989
Rational Choice in an Uncertain World by Robyn M. Dawes1990
Schizophrenia Genesis: The Origins of Madness (Series of Books in Psychology) by Irving I. Gottesman1991
The Science of Words by George A. Miller1992
The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making by Scott Plous1993
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language by Steven Pinker1994
Images of Mind (Scientific American Library) by Michael I. Posner1995
Memory in Oral Traditions: The Cognitive Psychology of Epic, Ballads, and Counting-out Rhymes by David C. Rubin1996
Will we be smart enough? : a cognitive analysis of the coming workforce by Earl B. Hunt1996
Searching For Memory: The Brain, The Mind, And The Past by Daniel L. Schacter1997
Practicing feminisms, reconstructing psychology : notes on a liminal science by Jill Gladys Morawski1998
Believing in Magic: The Psychology of Superstition by Stuart A. Vyse1999
How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker1999
Jeopardy in the Courtroom: A Scientific Analysis of Children's Testimony by Stephen J. Ceci2000
Origins of Genius: Darwinian Perspectives on Creativity by Dean Keith Simonton2000
The Cultural Origins of Human Cognition by Michael Tomasello2001
The New Cognitive Neurosciences: Second Edition by Michael S. Gazzaniga2002
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker2003
The Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers by Daniel L. Schacter2003
The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently...and Why by Richard E. Nisbett2004
The Cultural Nature of Human Development by Barbara Rogoff2005
The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By by Dan P. McAdams2006
School Violence in Context: Culture, Neighborhood, Family, School, and Gender by Rami BenbenishtyHonorable Mention, 2006
The Psychology of Science and the Origins of the Scientific Mind by Gregory J. Feist2007
The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil by Philip Zimbardo2008
Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by Carol TavrisRecognition Award, 2008
The Sexual Paradox: Men, Women and the Real Gender Gap by Susan Pinker2009
Fooling Ourselves: Self-Deception in Politics, Religion, and Terrorism (Contributions in Psychology) by Harry C. Triandis2010
How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like by Paul Bloom2011
The Agile Mind by Wilma Koutstaal2012
Science as Psychology: Sense-Making and Identity in Science Practice by Lisa M. Osbeck PhD2012
Born Together - Reared Apart: The Landmark Minnesota Twin Study by Nancy L. Segal2013
On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes by Alexandra HorowitzRecognition Award, 2014
The Rise of Consciousness and the Development of Emotional Life by Michael Lewis Phd2014
Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much by Sendhil Mullainathan2014

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The William James Award is intended to honor and publicize a recent book published within the last 5 years that best serves to further the goals of the society by providing an outstanding example of an effort to bring together diverse subfields of psychology and related disciplines. This work must provide a coherent framework that stands as a creative synthesis of theory and fact from disparate areas and demonstrates an essential underlying set of themes that serve to unify or integrate the field. Recipients of the William James Book Award are expected to deliver a major address for Div. 1 at the annual APA Convention, and also to provide a copy of the award presentation for inclusion in the newsletter of the society (The General Psychologist). The authors will each receive a certificate. A single cash prize of $1,500 will be awarded to help defray travel expenses for that convention.

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