UCSB Social Psychologist Brenda Major has been awarded the Scientific Impact award by the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP), along with Jennifer Crocker of Ohio State University.
The Scientific Impact Award honors the authors of a specific article or chapter offering a theoretical, empirical, and/or methodological contribution that has proven highly influential over the last 25 years.
Dr. Major and Dr. Crocker received the award for their paper, "Social stigma and self-esteem: The self-protective properties of stigma” which was published in 1989 in Psychological Review and has been cited, according to Google Scholar, over 3500 times.
Crocker, J. & Major, B. (1989). Social stigma and self-esteem: The self-protective properties of stigma. Psychological Review, 96, 608-630. PDF