Dr. David Dunning has won the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP) Scientific Impact Award. According to the SESP, this award "honors the authors of articles or chapters that provide a theoretical, empirical, and/or methodological contribution that has proven highly influential over the last 25 years." Dave Dunning along with his collaborator, Justin Kruger, were honored for their paper that gave rise to the concept of the Dunning-Kruger effect. More specifically, the citation for the paper is: 

Kruger, J., & Dunning, D. (1999). Unskilled and unaware of it: How difficulties in recognizing one's own incompetence lead to inflated self-assessments. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 77(6), 1121–1134.

Not only has this paper been cited 9461 times, but it has also accomplished the rare feat of creating a concept that has been thoroughly adopted in the broader society.