Linda Tropp has been elected a Fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). This fellowship "identifies SPSP members with extraordinary and longstanding contribution to SPSP and the field of Personality and Social Psychology."
Founded in 1974, SPSP is the world’s largest organization of social and personality psychologists. Made up of over 7,500 members, the society aims to progress the science, teaching, and understanding of social and personality psychology. Members seek to interpret individuals in their social context. They also strive to bring greater awareness of this science to the public.
One of Tropp's most memorable experiences with SPSP was serving as a faculty member of the 2015 Summer Institute in Social and Personality Psychology. Held at Northeastern University, Tropp's course "Intergroup Relations and Disparities" provided a survey of the psychology of intergroup prejudice, discrimination, and oppression. She thoroughly enjoyed leading discussions with the highly-skilled students of her class. Student Malik Boykin comments, "Each of the 16 intergroup students represented a diversity of perspectives and methodological prowess that provided powerful discourse about the lectures, readings, and media."
SPSP organizes many endeavors for it's members including educational events, networking opportunities, resources, science funding, and student mentoring. They publish three periodicals; Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Personality and Social Psychology Review, and a science report jointly published by several organizations, Personality and Social Psychology Science.
Tropp has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Scientific Impact Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology for the 2006 article she coauthored entitled "A meta-analytic test of intergroup contact theory." She also received the 2012 Distinguished Academic Outreach Award from UMass Amherst for excellence in the application of scientific knowledge to advance the public good. Other honors include the Erikson Early Career Award from the International Society of Political Psychology, the McKeachie Early Career Award from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, and the Allport Intergroup Relations Prize from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.
Tropp is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.
Society for Personality and Social Psychology (2018). About SPSP. http://www.spsp.org/about
Society for Personality and Social Psychology (2018). Reflections from SISPP 2015, Malik Boykin. http://www.spsp.org/news-center/member-newsletter-september-3/SISPP-reflections