Sari van Anders has been awarded the APS Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions!

The APS Board of Directors announced the 2013 recipients of the APS Janet Taylor Spence Award in recognition of the significant impact their work is having in the field of psychological science. The award recognizes the creativity and innovative work of promising scientists who represent the future of psychological science. The common thread is that Award winners should reflect the best of the many new and cutting edge ideas coming out of our most creative and promising investigators who, together, embody the future of psychological science.

The awards were conferred at the 25th APS Annual Convention in Washington, DC, in May 2013. For more details on the convention, visit

Sari van Anders' social neuroendocrinology research program focuses on hormones and socially intimate behavioral contexts alongside gender/sex and sexual diversity. She is interested in the social modulation of testosterone (T) via sexuality, partnering, and nurturance, as well as bidirectional links with phenomena like sexual desire and orgasm. She asks hormonal questions that have evolutionary theory and social construction in their answers, and that have implications for health and immunity. She also asks phenomenological questions about sexuality, intimacy, gender/sex, and T itself.

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