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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


Theodore M. Porter

Genetics in the Madhouse: The Unknown History of Human Heredity

Princeton University Press, 2018


Maarten Derksen

Histories of Human Engineering: Tact and Technology

Cambridge University Press, 2017


Fernado Vidal

Sciences of the Soul

University of Chicago Press, 2011


Richard Noll

American Madness

Harvard University Press, 2011


John Carson

The Measure of Merit

Princeton University Press, 2006


Sarah Igo

The Averaged American

Harvard University Press, 2008


Paul Lerner

Hysterical Men

Cornell University Press, 2003