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Member Newsletter: January 14, 2016

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Member Exclusive

From the News Center


Community Updates

Convention News

Featured Career Oppotunities

Career Center

Upcoming Events


Member Exclusive

Check out the Q&pAy Finalists

Q&pAy FinalistsThree finalists have been selected to compete in the 2016 Q&pAy competition, SPSP’s live small grant review contest. Chosen from a large pool of applicants, the three finalists will compete during the Friday luncheon at #SPSP2016 for a $5000 grant to fund their research.

Bios of the finalists as well and their research can be found here, and their video submissions may be viewed on the SPSP YouTube Channel. Be sure to attend the inaugural competition--and give all the participants your support!


From the News Center

An introduction to Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology: The Why and How of peer-reviewed preregistration

Feature ImageComprehensive Results in Social Psychology (CRSP) is the field's first preregistration-only journal. Read benefits for the individual researcher submitting to CRSP, addressing common questions and misconceptions that have come up along the way.

Valuing Your Time More Than Money is Linked to Happiness

Feature ImageAccording to new research, valuing your time more than the pursuit of money is linked to greater happiness. In six studies with more than 4,600 participants, researchers found an almost even split between people who tended to value their time or money, and that choice was a fairly consistent trait both for daily interactions and major life events.



Be an Undergraduate Student Mentor

Feature ImageSPSP is excited to announce a new program, the SPSP Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR), designed to facilitate the growth of undergraduate students from ethnic minorities within the field of social and personality psychology. Mentors with active research labs at graduate or undergraduate institutions are encouraged to be SPUR mentors. Find more information and apply here.

Apply for the EASP Summer School

The EASP Summer School, organized every two years, provides an ideal educational opportunity to learn about theory, methodology, and research design in social psychology, while also honing communication and presentational skills. It also provides graduate students the chance to meet international graduate students and receive instruction and supervision from senior social psychologists drawn from Europe and the rest of the world. The 2016 EASP Summer School will be hosted at University of Exeter. SPSP will select five students from the US or Canada to attend and reimburse up to $750 in expenses. The application portal is open now, and will close February 15, 2016.


Community Updates

A New Book: Generations & Collective Memory

Feature ImageSPSP member Howard Schuman has co-authored a new book, Generations & Collective MemoryRead the rest of the update here.

We Want to Share Your News

NewspapersWhether it’s professional (new job, book, award) or personal (wedding, children, passing of a colleague), let us help you share it with SPSP Members. Submit your announcement to be published in SPSP's Community Updates.



Convention News

Last Call for Onsite Student Poster Award Judges

Feature ImageCalling all post-doctoral scholars, faculty, and SPSP members who hold a doctorate!  The SPSP Graduate Student Committee is still looking for Student Poster Award judges for the SPSP 2016 convention. Judging for this program will provide you with useful experience and allow you to contribute to the scientific community. This position offers you the benefit of adding unique editorial experience to your CV, demonstrating your familiarity with the peer-review process. Lastly, serving as a poster judge gives you the chance to be involved in SPSP by offering support and constructive feedback to the society's student members.

Poster Award judges would be responsible for providing ratings on a few students' posters during Poster Session A at the 2016 SPSP convention, held Thursday evening, January 28, from 7-8:30pm.  Rubrics for rating posters are simple and straightforward and will be provided to you at the time of the poster session.  You will also receive virtual copies of the posters in advance of the convention, to facilitate the reviewing process. 

If you would like to act as a SPSP GSC Student Poster Award judge, please email Benjamin Johnson, the coordinator of the event, at by Monday, January 18, 2016.  

Sign up for the GSC peer Advisor Match-up

Peer MatchThe Peer Match-Up Program run by the GSC introduces new-to-the-field attendees to fellow convention attendees who have ample experience. Sign up to participate as an advisor or an advisee.


Secure Your Spot at Specialized Mentoring and Networking Events

Social HourRegister for the GSC Mentoring LunchGASP Mentoring LunchEarly Career Happy Hour, and Speed Data-ing to ask questions, socialize, and network with mentors. Spaces for all events are limited so sign up soon.



Featured Career Opportunities

Faculty Member and Academic Director of the Center for Leadership Simulation and Gaming

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA USA
The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia invites applications from potential faculty members at all levels (assistant, associate, or full) for a tenured or tenure-track position to begin in fall 2016... Read more

Postdoctoral Research Position

Northwestern's Kellogg School of Managment, Evanston, IL USA
The Postdoctoral Fellow will collaborate closely with Nicole Stephens and Sarah Townsend on a large intervention project with MBA students testing the efficacy of new programs for female and male MBA students... Read more

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Lifespan Developmental Psychology Lab

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA USA
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to work on longitudinal and intervention projects in the areas of personality, cognition, and health in adulthood... Read more


Career Center

White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team
Washington, DC USA
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA USA

Visiting Assistant Professor in Psychology
Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY USA

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Research Labratory Assistant
The University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ USA

Tenure-Track Position in Personality and Social Psychology
University of Quebec at Montreal
Montreal, AL Canada

Research Project Assistant
DePaul University
Chicago, IL USA

Psychology Position in the Black Studies Department
University of Missouri, Columbia
Columbia, MO USA

Program Officer
The Angell Foundation
Los Angeles, CA USA


More Opportunities
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Upcoming Events

The Society for Consulting Psychology International Congress and Mid-Winter Conference
February 4 to 7, 2015
Orlando, FL USA

96th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Associate
March 23 to 26, 2016
Las Vegas, NV USA

Society for Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP) Annual Conference
March 31 to April 2, 2016
Brisbane, Australia

The 2nd World Conference on Personality
March 31 to April 4, 2016
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

4th Annual International Weight Stigma Conference
April 29 to 30, 2016
Vancouver, Canada

15th Biennial Conference on Behavioral Decision Research in Management (BDRM)
June 9 to 11, 2016
Toronto, Canada


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