Scott Plous is a professor of psychology at Wesleyan University, where he teaches introductory and advanced courses in social psychology. He has a Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University.  

His research focuses on judgment and decision making, prejudice and discrimination, and, the human use of animals and the environment. He is also interested in action teaching and developing online psychology resources.

Among social psychologists, Scott is perhaps best known as the founder and executive director of the Social Psychology Network, a nonprofit membership organization whose mission is “to promote peace, social justice, and sustainable living through public education, research, and the advancement of psychology.”

Scott is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, and the Society of Experimental Social Psychology. He also serves on the Institute for Humane Education Curriculum Advisory Board and Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Council, and his work has been recognized with several national and regional awards.


Teaching and Mentoring Awards

Charles L. Brewer Award for Distinguished Teaching of Psychology (PDF) →
(American Psychological Foundation)

Connecticut Professor of the Year →
(Carnegie Foundation and Council for Advancement and Support of Education)

Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring →

Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching →
(Wesleyan University, 1998 and 2011)


Professional Service Awards

Award for Distinguished Service to the Society →
(Society for Personality and Social Psychology)

Presidential Citation for founding Social Psychology Network
(Society for General Psychology)