Shinobu Kitayama was named the recipient of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Ambady Award for Mentoring Excellence. This award "is a teaching and mentoring award that honors a personality or social psychologist who has demonstrated a career-long commitment to fostering the professional and intellectual development of students and early career researchers," and "is intended to recognize exceptional and selfless efforts to shape [Personality and Social Psychology] through mentoring activities that promote research integrity, impact, and productivity, and also a record of serving as an accessible and supportive advisor," according to SPSP.