The annual Campbell Prizes, which honor the memory of distinguished social scientist Donald T. Campbell, recognize outstanding social science research conducted by Lehigh students.

Donald T. Campbell passed away on May 6, 1996, leaving a legacy of high standards for social science inquiry to Lehigh University and the national and international social science community.

He was University Professor of Social Relations, Psychology, and Education at Lehigh University until he retired in 1994. Campbell received his A.B. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, and he held teaching positions at Northwestern University, Syracuse University, University of Chicago, and Ohio State University. During his career, he also lectured at Oxford, Harvard, and Yale Universities.

He served as president of the American Psychological Association and was a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Campbell received numerous honorary degrees and awards. He wrote more than 235 articles in the areas of social psychology, sociology, anthropology, education, and philosophy, covering a broad scope of topics from social science methodology to philosophy of science.

The Campbell Prize honors this aspiration for excellence. Prizes of $1000 each are awarded to the undergraduate and graduate papers in the social sciences, broadly conceived, that are of the highest quality, methodological originality, and societal significance, as embodied in the work of the late Donald T. Campbell.

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Winners from 2016

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Sino-Russian Relations: Conflict and Cooperation, Hao Tian

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Illusion of Understanding in a Misunderstood Field: The Illusion of Explanatory Depth in Mental Disorders, Andrew S. Zeveney

Winners from 2014

"Many Bulldozers are Drooling": The Spatial Politics of Rail Trails, Silas Chamberlin

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The Consequences of an Industrial Food System: A Cross-National Examination of the Role of Mechanization in the Rising Obesity Epidemic, Abigail Gendler

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Abrupt Changes in Nuclear Power Development: Systemic Analysis of Impactful Policy Decisions, Carolina Mattsson

Winners from 2013

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The Effect of Electronic Medical Records on Patient Satisfaction, Will Dearden

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Slavery, Consumption, and Social Class: A Biography of Chief Justice Benjamin Chew (1722-1870), Brian Hanley

Winners from 2012

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Islam, SMOs, and the Arab Spring: A New Perspective on Social Movements in the Middle East, Hatem Hassan

Winners from 2011

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Affective Priming is Sensitive to Ingroup and Outgroup Comparison within Varying Models of Intergroup Dynamic, Derek DeBellis

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Division of Labor in Lesbian Households, Erin D. Thorn

Winners from 2010

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Russia's Natural Gas: The Strategy and the State Behind It, Stephen Buryk

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A Mighty Ballot: Patterns of Voting Discussion in Christian Publications During Presidential Elections, 1960-2008, Erica Dollhopf

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Representational Gestures Reflect Conceptualization in Problem Solving, Kirsten Muser

Winners from 2009

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Monetary Policy and Asset Prices: Does the Federal Reserve Practice Asset Price Targeting?, Matthew Horne

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Hierarchies of the Senses: Investigating Color, Texture and Scent in American English, Laura Kelly

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What's On Your Mind: The Influence of the Contents of Working Memory on Choice, Starla Weaver

Winners from 2008

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Ethnic-minority Bisexual Women: Understanding the Invisible Population, Lindsey Brooks

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Poverty as an Underlying Cause of the Civil War, Kelsey Hunter

Winners from 2007

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Social Explanatory Style as a Foundation of Social Orientation, Michael Andreychik

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The Curse of Natural Resources and Human Development, Victoria Federico

Winners from 2006

The Relationship between Social Support and Psychological Distress among Hispanic Elders, Maria-Cristina Cruza-Guet

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Oral vs. Written Narrative Memories and Well-Being in Late Adolescence, Amy Rikoon

Winners from 2005

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Lay Theories and Intergroup Attitudes: The Role of Theories Concerning Internality-Externality and Stability-Instability, Sheila Clabby

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A Comparative Historical Analysis of the Old Order Amish of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Joanna Steinman

Winners from 2004

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Dependency and Length as Processing Constraints on Word Order in Particle Constructions, Celina Hayes

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The Health of the "Forgotten" of Washington, DC: An Analysis of Gentrification, Concentrated Poverty and Health, Emily Wurth

Winners from 2002

ABA for Children with Autism: the Outcome-Related Factors in the Legal Cases, Claire Choutka and Patricia Doloughty

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Perceptions of Feminism: Measuring Feminist Attitudes, Lauren Ercole, Annette Gavigan, Amy Gilbreth, and Katharine Gardner

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Moving Beyond Traits: The Effect of Attributions for Stereotypic Traits on Social Judgment, Nicholas Kehrwald

Winners from 1999

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Gender Differences in Perceptions of Modest and Immodest Presentation of Academic Achievement, Shari Abrams

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Individual Differences in Adult Attachment Styles and their Connection with Representations of Actual and Ideal Love, Dorene McNamara

From Actors to Characters to Persons: The Development of Character Representation in Young Children's Narratives, Elizabeth Richner

Winners from 1998

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The Changing Role of Women in the Seneca Nation of Indians, Jill Kinney

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The Effects of Gender and Sex Role on Helping Behavior, Jamie Lynch

Winners from 1997

Mathematical Word Problem Solving Instruction for Students with Mild Disabilities and Those at Risk for Math Failure., Yan Ping

Winners from 1996

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Cognitive Changes following a Carotid Endarterectomy: A Proposal, Bonnie A. Green

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Psychosocial and Cultural Differences in Latino Americans on Hemodialysis, Laura Greenwald

In Women's Realm': Negotiating Issues of Gender and Class in the Amalgamated Journal, Allyson Kambach

Choosing Therapies: A Senegalese Woman's Experiences with Infertility, Dara Seybold