Prizes

The Society for Psychological Anthropology sponsors four prizes for contributions to psychological anthropology. The Stirling Prize is awarded to a previously published work (article or book, in alternate years) that makes an outstanding contribution to any area of psychological anthropology.  The Boyer Prize is awarded annually to a book or article published in the preceding three years that addresses the psychodynamic process in a cultural context. The Condon Prize is awarded annually to the best student essay in psychological anthropology. The SPA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the work of individuals whose sustained involvement in psychological anthropology has had a major impact on research directions, on the wider visibility and relevance of the field, and on the growth of a community of scholarship addressing issues of culture and psychology.