At each biennial meeting, two awards are given by European Association of Developmental Psychology to outstanding researchers in the field of Developmental Psychology:


 The William Thierry Preyer Award for Excellence in Research on Human Development will be given to a European psychologist or a group of European psychologists – who is/are recognized internationally for an original and substantial contribution to a better understanding of human development and its contexts, as demonstrated by first-rate publications in scholarly journals, based on empirical research into the antecedents, processes and outcomes of human development-in-context. More information and the call for nominations can be found here.


Past William Thierry Preyer Awardees:

2007: Çiğdem Kağıtçıbaşı, Turkey

2009: Paul Harris, USA

2011: Josef Perner, Austria

2013: Hakan Stattin, Sweden

2015: Peter Smith, UK

2017: Prof. Dr. Annette Karmiloff-Smith and Prof. Dr. Johnson -  UK

2019: Wim Meeus, Netherlands

2021: Christina Salmivalli

2023: Marlis Buchmann


The George Butterworth Young Scientist Award will be given to young scholars who have made valuable contributions to the field of Developmental Psychology at an early stage of their career. More information and the call for nominations can be found here.


Past George Butterworth Young Scientist Awardees:

2003: Bram Orobio de Castro, The Netherlands

2005: Vincent Reid, United Kingdom

2007: Ulf Liszkowski, Germany

2009: Elena Hoicka, United Kingdom

2011: Theo Kilmstra, Belgium

2013: Markus Paulus, Germany

2015: Maja K. Schachner, Germany

2017: Eddie Brummelman, The Netherlands

2019: Milica Nikolic, The Netherlands

2021: Moniek Zeegers , The Netherlands

2023: Savaş Karataş, Italy & Germany 

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