Awards


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Joseph E. McGrath Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Study of Groups

INGRoup values and promotes diversity in theoretical and methodological perspectives for examining and understanding group processes and outcomes. This award goes to an individual whose work has shown an enduring commitment to advancing the interdisciplinary science of team or small group behavior, dynamics, and outcomes. The award recipient is granted a lifetime membership to INGRoup, is recognized at the INGRoup conferences, and receives a commemorative plaque. In addition, the recipient is invited to give an address that relates to his or her contributions at the subsequent meeting of INGRoup. Peer and self nominations are submitted before the annual conference. For more information, see the nomination guidelines and procedures.

J. Richard Hackman Award for the Dissertation that Most Significantly Advances the Study of Groups

INGRoup values and promotes diversity in theoretical and methodological perspectives for examining and understanding group processes and outcomes. This award goes to a new PhD whose doctoral dissertation shows the greatest potential to advance the understanding of groups beyond one discipline. The award recipient is recognized at the INGRoup conference and on the INGRoup website, receives a commemorative plaque, and receives complementary registration and an invitation to present their dissertation in a feature session at the following year's INGRoup conference. Peer and self nominations are submitted before the annual conference. For more information, view the policy and guidelines.

Outstanding Conference Paper

This award is given to the top paper selected from conference submissions that were complete papers (rather than long abstracts). The authors receive a plaque at the conference where the paper is presented.

Outstanding Conference Poster

This award is given to the best paper at the conference that is presented during the poster session. The authors receive a plaque at the conference where the poster is presented.

Best Graduate Student Paper

INGRoup Conference papers with a graduate student as first author and primary researcher are eligible for this award. See the eligibility and qualifications here.

Friends of INGRoup

The Friends of INGRoup Award is given to those individuals who have been instrumental to the creation or maintenance of INGRoup as an association.

Past Award Winners

2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013

2013

Top row (left to right): Scott Poole with Joann Keyton; Hendrik Wilhelm, Thorsten Samrau, and Andreas Richter
Middle row (left to right): Mary Zellmer–Bruhn with Joann Keyton; Kenneth Goh, Paul Goodman, and Laurie Weingart
Bottom row (left to right): Joann Keyton; Stephen Fiore and Stephenson Beck
  • Joseph E. McGrath Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Study of Groups
    Scott Poole, Professor of Communication, University of Illinois
  • Outstanding Conference Paper
    Hendrik Wilhelm, Andreas Richter (pictured separately), and Thorsten Samrau
  • Outstanding Conference Poster
    Mary Zellmer-Bruhn
  • Small Group Research Best Paper
    Kenneth Goh, Paul Goodman, and Laurie Weingart
  • Friends of INGRoup award
    Joann Keyton and Stephenson Beck

2012

Top row (left to right): Eduardo Salas with Joann Keyton; plaque commemorating the award.
Bottom row (left to right): Nathan Pettit (recipient outstanding conference paper award); plaque commemorating the best poster award.
  • Joseph E. McGrath Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Study of Groups
    Eduardo Salas, Trustee Chair and Professor of Psychology, University of Central Florida
  • Outstanding Conference Paper
    Nathan Pettit, "The Dysfunctional Side of Status: Status Distance and Change as Determinants of Damaging Intragroup Behavior"
  • Outstanding Conference Poster
    Julia C. Seelandt, Franziska Tschan, Norbert K. Semmer, Sandra Keller, Anita Kurmann, Daniel Candinas, & Guido Beldi, "Concentration Ability and Stress in the OR: Effects of Distractors and Collaboration Quality"

2011


Top row (left to right): Richard Moreland and John Levine; Katerina Bezrukova, Meredith Schreier, and Chester Spell.
Bottom row (left to right): Kyle Emich; Gwen Wittenbaum and Eduardo Salas (both pictured with Laurie Weingart and Joann Keyton).

  • Joseph E. McGrath Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Study of Groups
    John Levine and Richard Moreland, Professors of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh (Award Presentation Speech)
  • Outstanding Conference Paper
    Kyle Emich: "Share and share alike: A social cognitive investigation of group inefficiency"
  • Outstanding Conference Poster
    Katerina Bezrukova, Chester Spell, Shama Arakeri, Shivani Sharma, and Meredith Schreier: "Out of reach: Examining group faultlines in virtual teams"
  • Friends of INGRoup
    Gwen Wittenbaum and Eduardo Salas

2010


Images (left to right): Richard Hackman, Charles Pavitt, Susan Mohammed and Katherine Hamilton with Program Chair, Franziska Tschan.
  • Joseph E. McGrath Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Study of Groups
    J. Richard Hackman, Edgar Pierce Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology, Harvard University (Award Presentation Speech)
  • Outstanding Conference Paper
    Charles Pavitt: "Communication, performance, and perceptions in experimental simulations of resource dilemmas"
  • Outstanding Conference Poster
    Katherine Hamilton and Susan Mohammed: "Can too much sharing be bad? Integrating distributed and overlapping definitions of sharing in team mental model research"

2009

  • Outstanding Conference Paper
    Jing Wang and Noshir Contractor: "Knowledge seeking and provision in work teams across multiple knowledge areas: A network formulation to test and extend transactive memory theory"
  • Outstanding Conference Poster
    Jessica Wildman, Stephen Fiore, and Eduardo Salas: "Toward measurement of trust and distrust: Separate constructs or ends of a continuum?"

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