2016 ACR/Sheth Foundation Dissertation Award

The ACR-Sheth Foundation Dissertation awards are intended for dissertations in the areas of public purpose or cross-cultural research. ACR’s Sheth Foundation liaison manages the process of soliciting nominations, reviewing the submissions, and determining the winners. Each winner receives a plaque and a check.

Award Recipients: 
Public-Purpose Track Winner:  
Matthew Meng, Boston University – Adviser, Remi Trudel
“It’s Addictive? Then I Can’t Stop!”  How an Addiction Frame Can Increase Consumption”

Public-Purpose Track Honorable Mention:  
Sara Penner, University of Manitoba – Adviser, Kelley Main
“Transformational Philanthropy and the Grieving Process”

Cross-Cultural Track Winner:  
Hyewon Cho, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – Adviser, Sharon Shavitt
“Helping and Mood Outcomes: The Moderating Effect of Culture”

Cross-Cultural Track Honorable Mention:  
Yan Meng, Baruch College, City University of New York – Adviser, Ana Valenzuela
“Cultural Effects on Intertemporal Choice: a Sequential Mediating Model of Time Orientation, Fatalism, and Future Self- Connectedness”

Past Winners