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eDialogue: June 28, 2017

LGBT Pride Month: Members Discuss Their Research

In recognition of June as LGBT Pride Month, SPSP spoke with Enoch Leung, Eric Russell, Florien Cramwinckel, and Harrison Oakes, four members whose research focuses on the LGBTQ+ population.

Highlights from the University of California Well-Being Conference
SPSP members Jessie Sun and Megan M. Fritz discuss how the conference, which was partly funded by an SPSP small conference grant, connected well-being researchers and promoted the work of graduate students and junior scholars.
APA Advocacy Activities and Resources
Craig Fisher, the Senior Legislative and Federal Affairs Officer at the American Psychological Association, shares resources for science advocacy, information about APA’s recent advocacy initiatives, and more.
Apply for an SPSP Community Catalyst Grant
Applications are being accepted through August 1 for grants of up to $1,500 in funding to build up communities of members from underrepresented groups.
July 1 Deadline for Small Conference Grant Applications
Applications are being accepted through July 1 for grants of up to $10,000 for SPSP members who wish to host small conferences relevant to the personality and social psychology field. Apply today!
What Do You Want to See in This Newsletter?
Have a great idea for SPSP member newsletter content, or want to contribute? Reach out!


Convention Updates
Submission Portals Open July 5
Submission portals for #SPSP2018 will be open from July 5-25. Begin planning your submission now by downloading submission guides or connecting with other researchers using the Collaboration Zone tool.
Things to Do in Atlanta: Stone Mountain Park
Georgia’s most-visited attraction features the nation’s largest adventure course, cable car and train rides, the world’s largest laser light show, and a wide variety of other activities.
Things to Do in Atlanta: Atlanta Movie Tours
This bus tour features guides who performed on the sets of famous movies and TV shows filmed in Atlanta. Hear behind-the-scenes stories about The Hunger Games, The Walking Dead, and more!
Community Updates
Member Spotlight: Jeanne Tsai
Jeanne Tsai is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Her research focuses on how our cultural ideas and practices shape our emotions, and the implications for mental health, decision-making, and person perception.
Rummel Selected for Diversity Leadership Program
Chad Rummel, SPSP’s Executive Director, has been selected as one of 12 scholars for a two-year program that supports individuals from under-represented identity groups to advance into the ranks of leadership in the association management profession.
Brenda Major Featured in “Wow Woman” Photography Project
SPSP member Brenda Major was interviewed as a “Wow Woman” for River Flows Through It. This photography project focuses on sharing the words and portraits of incredible women.
Incheol Choi Receives a Yumin Award
Incheol, who has served as an editor of PSPB, was awarded for advancing South Korean society through his work as a proponent of happiness.
Book Announcement: Death Anxiety and Religious Belief
Jamin Halberstadt is pleased to announce the publication of a book with Jonathan Jong, Death Anxiety and Religious Belief.
We Want to Share Your News
Share your news with the SPSP community, whether it’s professional (a new job, book, or award) or personal (a wedding, children, or the passing of a colleague).
News Center
Can People ‘Like Me’ Go to College? Inequality and Dreams of Higher Ed
A team of social scientists had a question: Why are the gaps between college aspiration and attainment wider for some groups of students? And can we reduce that gap?
People Looking for Prestige Prefer “Big Ponds” Over Small Ones
Would you rather be the big frog in a small pond or the small frog in a big pond? The decision rests on culture: Chinese are more likely to choose the big pond than Americans.
Tell Us About Your Research
If you’ve recently been in the news, have research you want to share with the media, or are interested in writing for our blog, please email SPSP’s Public & Media Relations Manager!
Upcoming Events
May - August 2017: 2017 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social ResearchAnn Arbor, MI, & Other Cities
May - June 2017: APA Summer 2017 Advanced Training InstitutesArizona State University, Michigan State University, University of Cincinnati
6/25 - 6/29/17: International Academy for Intercultural ResearchStaten Island, NY
7/4/17: EASP Relationship & Health ConferenceGrenada, Spain
7/12 - 7/14/17: 18th International Reversal Theory ConferenceSwansea University, Wales, UK
8/24 - 8/27/17: Science of Habits - Behavior Change Interventions for Health HabitsTwo Harbors, Catalina Island, California, USA
8/29 - 9/1/17: 18th European Conference on Developmental PsychologyUtrecht, Netherlands
10/12 - 10/14/17: ARUPS Congress 2017, Bali, Indonesia
11/3 - 11/4/17: Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists (SSSP) Conference, Jacksonville, FL
Career Center
★ Postdoctoral Research AssociateUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
★ Pre-Doctoral Research AssistantKellogg School of Management
★ Postdoctoral Research AssociateArizona State University
Additional Job Openings
Adjunct Lecturer - Human Sexuality Continuing Education, California Institute of Integral Studies
Visiting Assistant Professor in Psychology, Florida Atlantic University
Postdoctoral Research AND PhD Positions, Osnabrück University
Full-time Lab Manager/Research Technician, Northwestern University
Behavioral Science Postdoctoral Research AssociatePrinceton University
Associate Professor in Psychology, Flinders University
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cultural Psychology, Arizona State Univ.
Cultural Psychology Postdoctoral Research, Iowa State Univ.
Postdoc: Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, National Cancer Institute
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