Condon Prize for Best Student Essay in Psychological Anthropology

The Society for Psychological Anthropology solicits entries for the 2013 Richard G. Condon Prize for the best student essay in psychological anthropology. The winner will be awarded $500 and one year’s free membership in the Society for Psychological Anthropology. The winning essay will be published in Ethos after working with the Editor for final preparation of the manuscript.

The prize is named for the late Richard G. Condon, whose work included the study of adolescence, family, and change among the Canadian Inuit. Psychological anthropology is defined broadly to include interrelationships among psychological, social and cultural phenomena. Essays will be judged on their relevance to psychological anthropology, organization and clarity, and their theoretical and methodological strengths. The winner will be recognized at the 2014 SPA Business Meeting in Washington DC.

Papers submitted for consideration must follow these guidelines:

  1. No evidence of the author’s identity may be provided in any way through the text or by reference in the paper.
  2. The author’s name, address, email, student affiliation, and the title of the paper must be provided in an email message to which the paper is attached, and the paper should only be identified by title – and not by author’s name – in the attachment.
  3. Authors must be students at the time of submitting the paper, but they need not be members of the Society for Psychological Anthropology.
  4. Papers must not exceed 9000 words inclusive of references.
  5. Papers must follow the American Anthropological Association style guide, available at:
  6. Papers must be submitted and received by August 1, 2014. Entries should be emailed as MS Word attachments to Harold Odden, SPA Secretary-Treasurer, at

Please direct any questions to Harold Odden at


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