Ervin Staub, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, is the recipient of the 2019 Kurt Lewin award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. This award is given “for outstanding contributions to the development and integration of psychological research and social action.”
It included an award address and a keynote address at the Society’s 2019 convention in San Diego, with the title: Witnesses/bystanders: The tragic fruits of passivity, the power of bystanders, and promoting active bystandership in children, adults and groups. An article associated with the award is in press in the Society's journal, the Journal of Social Issues.
Staub was also the recipient of the 2018 Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award from the Society, for the 2018 article Preventing Violence and Promoting Active Bystandership and Peace: My Life in Research and Applications, described in the award letter as “an exceptional paper… has the potential to have wide-ranging influence in the area of intergroup relations.”