About the Cheiron Book Prize

Beginning in 2004, Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Socal Sciences has awarded the Cheiron Book Prize biennially for an outstanding monograph in the history of the social/behavioral/human sciences.

Eligible works for the Cheiron Book Prize include original book-length historical studies, written in English. Topical areas can include, but are not limited to, histories of psychology, psychiatry, anthropology, sociology, and social statistics.

Past Winners

2020

Susan Lanzoni

Empathy: A History

Yale University Press, 2018

2019

Theodore M. Porter

Genetics in the Madhouse: The Unknown History of Human Heredity

Princeton University Press, 2018

2018

Maarten Derksen

Histories of Human Engineering: Tact and Technology

Cambridge University Press, 2017

2014

Fernado Vidal

Sciences of the Soul

University of Chicago Press, 2011

2012

Richard Noll

American Madness

Harvard University Press, 2011

2010

John Carson

The Measure of Merit

Princeton University Press, 2006

2008

Sarah Igo

The Averaged American

Harvard University Press, 2008

2006

Paul Lerner

Hysterical Men

Cornell University Press, 2003

2004

Jeffrey Sklansky

The Soul\’s Economy

The University of North Carolina Press, 2002