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Presidents' Award for Southampton Psychology Professor

Published: 26 April 2013

University of Southampton Professor Constantine Sedikides has received the Presidents’ Award from the British Psychological Society. Presented by the Society’s Research Board, the Award recognises the achievements of those currently engaged in psychological research of outstanding quality.

being presented with the Award by BPS President, Dr Peter Banister. British Psychological Society/ Tony Dale photography
Professor Constantine Sedikides

Focusing on the topic of self-definition, Professor Sedikides’ research examines how individuals pursue a positive sense of self across cultures, and how mental time travel (e.g., nostalgic reflection) maintains self-coherence and promotes psychological adjustment.

“I am delighted and honoured to accept this award. I would like to take this opportunity to thank (among others) my students, research fellows, and collaborating colleagues who merit a share of this honour,” said Professor Sedikides.
In addition to receiving Life Membership of the Society, he has been invited to deliver the Presidents’ Award Lecture at the Society’s Annual Conference 2013, which will be held in Harrogate.

Professor Sedikides was nominated by Professor Antony Manstead of Cardiff University, who said, “Constantine has made – and continues to make – a distinctive, productive, and influential contribution to the field.

“His presence in the department at Southampton has galvanised social and personality psychology research there and in my view has contributed to revival of social psychology in the UK more generally.”

A Chartered Psychologist, Professor Sedikides’s work has been most recently published in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

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