Prof. Edwin P. Hollander (Adelbert 1948) and Ms. Patricia A. Hollander Psychology Award

This award honors a graduating senior for an outstanding capstone research project in the psychological sciences (Psychology or Communication Sciences). Dr. Edwin and Patricia Hollander contributed significantly to the field of psychological sciences.

Edwin P. Hollander (Adelbert 1948) is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Adjunct Distinguished Professor at Baruch College and the City University of New York Graduate Center. Dr. Hollander earned his Ph.D. in Social Psychology at Columbia University (1952), with an M.S. there in Psychometrics (1950), and a B.S in Psychology (1948) at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Hollander’s work focuses on group and organizational leadership and innovation. His research projects examine follower expectations and perceptions of leaders, their performance, ethics, and consequences.

Patricia A. Hollander is a consultant in higher education law. She served as both a faculty member and an administrator on the Faculty of Law of the State University of New York at Buffalo. Ms. Hollander earned her B.S. and J.D. degrees from St. Louis University, did graduate study at Harvard Law School, and is admitted to practice in several states. She served as the Public Member of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Committee on Accreditation and its Commission on the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology. She also was the Public Member of the APA Board on Social and Ethical Responsibility in Psychology, and was on the Board of Directors of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers.

This award honors Dr. Hollander and Ms. Hollander’s contributions to the field of psychological sciences and student’s early research contributions to the field.

To apply:

Applicants for this award must be working on a psychologically-relevant, data-based Capstone project within the Department of Psychological Sciences (Psychology and Communications Sciences Programs). Completed or nearly-completed projects are acceptable. For consideration, applicants should submit the following materials:

  1. A 1- to 2-page (single-spaced) description of the Capstone project, including descriptions of:
    1. the background/importance of the project;
    2. a priori hypotheses;
    3. results;
    4. and conclusions, highlighting what was learned from the project and how this information addresses an important scientific question
  2. A copy of the applicant’s undergraduate transcript
  3. A brief description of the applicant’s plans following graduation
  4. A brief description of the applicant’s other academic accomplishments (e.g., conference presentations, publications, organizational memberships, leadership and service experiences; items 3 & 4 should not comprise more than 1 page of text, combined)

Applications should be submitted electronically to Amy Przeworski at

Submission Deadline: April 9th, 2018

Previous Award Winners include:
2012 Cari Rosoff
2013 Andrea Fidler
2014 Salam Taraben
2015 Lisa Richey
2016 Hannah Johnson with an honorable mention to Daniel Ryave
2017 Nardine Taleb