Dr. Jessica Tracy wins SESP Career Trajectory Award

Dr. Jessica Tracy, a professor in the department of psychology at UBC, has been recognized by the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP) as the recipient of its 2021 Career Trajectory Award.

The Career Trajectory Award celebrates scientific contributions made in the early-to-mid stages of a research career. Typically, the recipient will be named during the ten-year period following tenure. The award is intended to recognize uniquely creative and influential scholarly productivity at or near the peak of one’s scientific career.

“It’s such a massive honour to receive this award from SESP, because they represent the best social psych science out there, and I’m so flattered and humbled that they see my work as falling within that domain.”
Professor, UBC Psychology

Dr. Tracy is the Director of the UBC Emotion & Self Lab, a Sauder Distinguished Scholar, and an Associate Editor at Affective Science. Dr. Tracy is the author of the book Take Pride: Why the Deadliest Sin Holds the Secret to Human Success, where she reveals how our most misunderstood emotion—pride—has shaped our minds and our culture, and shows how we can harness its power.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Tracy!