Morton Deutsch Award

The International Society for Justice Research will present this award annually for the best article published in Social Justice Research every year, with preference given to contributions from investigators who are early in their research careers. The award is named after one of the society’s most prolific and influential contributors, Morton Deutsch.

The winner will be chosen by a committee that includes the editor-in-chief and two associate editors of Social Justice Research.


2018 Winner:

Timmermann, C. (2018). Contribute Justice: An Exploration of a Wider Provision of Meaningful Work. Social Justice Research, 31, 85-111.


2017 Winner:

Batrićević, N., & Littvay, L. (2017). A Genetic Basic of Economic Egalitarianism. Social Justice Research, 30(4), 408-437.


2016 Winner:

Siegel, P.A., Brockner, J. Wiesenfeld, B.M. & Lui, Z. (2016). Non-contingent success reduses people's desire for processes that adhere to principles to fairness. Social Justice Research, 29(4), 375-401.


2015 Winner:
Laura A. McKinney & Gregory M. Fulkerson (2015). Gender equality and climate justice: A cross-national analysis. Social Justice Research, 28, 293-317.


2014 Winners:
Jessica M. Nicklin, Laurel A. McNall, Christopher P. Cerasoli, Sarah R.


Strahan & Jennifer A. Cavanaugh (2014). The role of overall organizational justice perceptions within the four-dimensional framework. Social Justice Research, 27, 243-270.


2013 Winner:
Michael T. Parker and Ronnie Janoff-Bulman: Parker, M., & Janoff-Bulman, R. (2013). Lessons from morality-based social identity: The power of outgroup “hate”, not just ingroup “love”. Social Justice Research, 26, 81-96.

2012 Winner:
Annemarie Loseman and Kees van den Bos: Loseman, A. & van den Bos, K. (2012). A self-regulation hypothesis of coping with an unjust world: Ego-depletion and self-affirmation as underlying aspects of blaming an innocent victim. Social Justice Research, 25, 1-13.

2011 Winner:
Kathleen  Otto, Anna Baumert, and D. Ramona Bobocel: Cross-Cultural Preferences for Distributive Justice Principles: Resource Type and Uncertainty Management. Social Justice Research, 24, 255-277.

2010 Winner:
C. Daryl Cameron, B. Keith Payne, and Joshua Knobe: Do Theories of Implicit Race Bias Change Moral Judgments? Social Justice Research, 23, 272-289.
2009 Winner:
Christopher M. Federico, Corrie V. Hunt., and Damla Ergun: "Political Expertise, Social Wordviews, and Ideology: Translating ’Competitive Jungles’ and ’Dangerous Worlds’ into Ideological Reality". Social Justice Research, 22, 259-279.

2008 Winner:
Felicia Pratto, Adam Pearson, I-Ching Lee, and Tamar Saguy: "Power Dynamics in an Experimental Game." Social Justice Research, 21, 377-407.

2007 Winner:
Jonathan Haidt and Jesse Graham: “When morality opposes justice: Conservatives have moral intuitions that liberals may not recognize.” Social Justice Research, 20, 98-116.
2007 Honorable Mention:
Mitchell J. Callan, Nathaniel G. Powell, and John H. Ellard: “The consequences of victim physical attractiveness on reactions to injustice: The role of observers' belief in a just world.” Social Justice Research, 20, 433-456.
2006 Winner:
Sarah F. Brosnan: “Nonhuman species’ reactions to inequity and their implications for fairness.” Social Justice Research, 19, 153-185.
2006 Honorable Mention:
Michael Wenzel: “A letter from the tax office: Compliance effects on informational and interactional fairness.” Social Justice Research, 19, 354 – 364.
2005 Winner: Laurie T. O’Brien & Christian S. Crandall: “Perceiving Self-Interest: Power, Ideology, and Maintenance of the Status Quo". Social Justice Research, 18, 1-24.

2004 Winner:
Nilanjana (Buju) Dasgupta: “Implicit Ingroup Favoritism, Outgroup Favoritism, and Their Behavioral Manifestations". Social Justice Research, 17, 143-169.