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Chelsea Schein, a graduate student in Social Psychology, is the 2018 recipient of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology’s Heritage Dissertation Research Award.

Each year, the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology awards six grants of $1,000 each. At least two grants will be in personality psychology and at least two grants will be in social psychology. The Heritage Dissertation Awards are intended to provide assistance with the costs of conducting dissertation research in social and personality psychology. The Heritage Initiative acknowledges personality and social psychology’s rich heritage by honoring some of the great teachers and scientists who have made major contributions to the field. In doing so, the Initiative is aimed at ensuring the field’s future by assisting its next generation of scholars. The Heritage Dissertation Research Awards are the direct result of funds raised in honor of some of our fields’ leading luminaries.

Chelsea received the Heritage Dissertation Award for her project, “Beyond Nasty Women and Deplorables: Bridging Political Divides by Focusing on the Common Denominator of Harm.”

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