2016 SPA Lifetime Achievement Awardee: Richard Shweder

Byron Good and I have known each other for fifty years. So there was something seamless, intimate, affectionate and even life-affirming about our SPA breakfast conversation in which we interviewed each other about our biographies, intellectual passions and perspectives on the future of psychological anthropology. And there was a noticeable complementarity in our academic careers […]

2017 SPA Lifetime Achievement Awardee: Byron Good

In accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award from Carol Worthman, I said that receiving her note telling me about the Board’s decision ranked with the invitation to deliver the Morgan Lectures many years ago as one of the two most memorable moments of my career. Given those who have received this award in psychological anthropology, this […]

Stirling and Condon Prize Winners

Stirling Prize 2016 for Best Published Work in Psychological Anthropology: Julia Cassaniti   A valuable contribution to psychological anthropology and the anthropology of religion. —Jack David Eller Living Buddhism: Mind, Self and Emotion in a Thai Community (Cornell University Press, 2015) investigates Theravada Buddhist teachings on impermanence, attachment, and karma as understood by a small group of […]

Call for Applications: 2017-2018 SPA/RLF Fellows

Application guidelines for the SPA/Robert Lemelson Foundation Fellowship are now available on the SPA website. The SPA/RLF Fellowships are designed to provide graduate students working in the field of psychological anthropology with funding to pursue exploratory research for planning their doctoral dissertation research and/or methods training to prepare for their doctoral dissertation research. Research projects […]

Robert Lemelson Foundation Fellow Feature

I was awarded the SPA/Robert Lemelson Foundation Fellowship to undertake preliminary fieldwork with financiers during the summer of 2015. For the duration of this fellowship, I headed to Wall Street intending to understand how investment banking analysts and traders use amphetamine drugs. I knew many millennial generation professionals used prescription stimulant drugs—like Adderall and Ritalin—in […]