Call for Nominations for the British Psychological Society Cognitive Psychology Section Award 2022

It would be great to see a paper using PsychoPy win this!

The BPS Cognitive Psychology Section Award recognises outstanding published contributions to research in the area of Cognitive Psychology.

Eligible publications are limited to scientific journal papers reporting novel observations and providing significant theoretical insight into human cognition.

The Award Panel will give greater consideration to studies with broad appeal and widespread implications, particularly studies that address longstanding problems and that advance conceptual understanding in unexpected or counterintuitive ways.


Nominated publications for the 2022 award should have a publication date of 2020, 2021 or 2022 and should not have been nominated for the award previously. ‘Online first’ articles with a DOI which can be downloaded as full published text are also eligible.

The majority of the work should have been conducted in the UK and at least one of the authors of the paper should currently be based in the UK, but they need not be a member of the BPS.

It is customary for a UK-based winner of the award to present a keynote address at the Annual Cognitive Section Conference, which in 2022 will take place in person at the University of Sussex on 7 - 9 September.

All eligible, nominated publications will be considered by the Award Panel, comprising a subgroup of the Cognitive Psychology Section Committee in consultation with expert assessors, if necessary.

An electronic copy of the relevant publication should be submitted, along with a supporting statement of not more than 500 words from a nominator (which might be one of the authors).

It is the responsibility of the nominator to ensure that the authors consent to their work being considered for the award and that the authors are available to present the keynote address at the conference.

This award is open to members and non-members of The British Psychological Society. The deadline has been extended to Monday 28th March 2022.