3. Profile of the award
The Aristotle Prize exists to recognise:
- a European psychologist or a group of European psychologists
- who is/are recognized internationally as having made a substantial and original contribution to psychology as a science or a profession.
- To be demonstrated by international recognition which includes:
- publications in scholarly journals
- presentations at national and European, especially European, conferences
- a substantial contribution to European psychology through leadership, or the promulgation of psychology as a science and a profession.
EFPA would like to encourage a wide field of applications, and for a diverse group of people from across psychology to have the opportunity and feel encouraged and welcome to come forward, including those who may not normally consider such award schemes are for them. The award is open to all who meet the criteria, inclusive of all personal characteristics and from across European countries.
The Aristotle Prize Lecture will be delivered during the European Congress of Psychology. The Aristotle Prize will therefore be awarded in an area of work that reflects the particular Congress theme in the relevant year. The Scientific Committee of the relevant European Congress of Psychology may therefore be represented on the Awarding Committee.