The Mary J. Wright Student Paper Award
in the History and Philosophy of Psychology

 

In 1990, the History and Philosophy Section created an annual award for the best student paper presented at the CPA convention.
In 1991, Ian Lubek announced that Mary Jean Wright agreed to have the Student Paper Award named in her honour.

Learn about Mary J. Wright’s life and work here.

 

 

Current Winner:
2017
Susannah Mulvale, York University, Merleau-Ponty and embodiment: Implications for psychology

 

Past recipients


2016
Wanda Power, Simon Fraser University, A Tale of Two Treatments: Examining the Role of Evidence-based Practice in Personal Accounts of PTSD

2015
Kirby Maguire, Simon Fraser University, The History of Psychopathic Personality Disorder as a Psychological Object

2014
Wanda Power, Simon Fraser University, Self-Determination Theory: A Critical Analysis

2013
Zhipeng Gao, York University, Interrogating Differences: Reflexivity In Psychological Research

2012
Jennifer Bradley, University of Prince Edward Island, Meaning Psychologized: Implications for Environmentalism
Zhipeng Gao, York University, Finding Oneself through Self-Distanciation: One Possibility of Reflexivity

2011
Jeffery Yen, University of Toronto, Psychologisation in Critical Psychology
Benjamin Zabinski, York University, The Machine Metaphor and the Fallacy of Misplaced Concreteness: Whitehead’s Contribution to Theory of Psychological Ontology

2010
Laura Ball, York University, Catharine Cox Miles: Silent or Silenced Feminist?
Gisell Castillo, Carleton University, From Kitty Genovese to Volunteers: A Critical Reconceptualization of Intergroup Helping

2009
Jacy Young, York University, The Nature of Early Questionnaire Research in American Psychology: The Case of McCosh and Osborn
Chris Lepine, University of Alberta, Psychodynamics as Narrative Expression

2008
Laura Ball, York University, Working with Genius

2007
Jason Goertzen, York University, Convergent Pluralism and the Unity-Disunity Debate in Psychology

2006
Jennifer Bazar, York University, Patients, Dr. Workman and Life at the Provincial Lunatic Asylum
Judith Misbach, York University, The Gendered Construction of Melancholia in Nineteenth Century Psychiatry

2005
James Cresswell, University of Alberta, Intentional Agency: Finding Solutions Outside of the Cognitive Social Constructionist Dualism in Bakhtin’s Dialogical Self

2004
Jason R. Goertzen, York University, Unifying the Unification of Psychology Programs: A Theoretical Analysis

2003
Ersin Asliturk, Carleton University, Muzafer Sherif: The Interconnection of Politics and Profession

2002
Dan Aalbers, York University, The Rhetoric of the Middle Ground

2001
Christopher Peet, University of Alberta, Personal vs. Paradigmatic: Staging a Polanyi-Kuhn Debate

2000
Anne Marie Churchill, Carleton University, The History and Role of Psychology in Aboriginal Communities

1999
Joseph Warren, University of Calgary, Julius Wagner-Jauregg’s Malarial Treatment of General Paresis: Panacea of Casuistry?

1998
Catherine Borshuk, Carleton University, Altruism and Activism: Challenging Conceptual Limits
Randal Tonks, Simon Fraser University, The Hermeneutics of Identity: Lived Experience and Human Science

1997
Katalin Dzinas, York University, Founding the CPA: A Case of Revisionist History

1996
Ian Nicholson, York University, From Mormonism to Operationism: The Existential Project of S.S. Stevens

1995
Janos Botschner, University of Guelph, Crazy Talk Revisited: A Discursive Psychological Examination of Schizophrenia

1994
Angela R. Febbraro, University of Guelph, Deconstructing Single Motherhood: In Search of Stable Categories or Social Change?

1993
Marla Steinberg, York University, Scientism versus Humanism: A Content Analysis of Introductory Social Psychology Textbooks.

1992
Bat-Ami Klejner, University of Calgary, Immigrants’ Acculturation: An Ethnopsychological Approach

1991
Hans Pols, York University, Psychology and the Real World: Psychology in Toronto, 1920-1950

1990
Adrian Brock, York University, From Passion to Emotion: The Naturalization of Moral Sentiments