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eDialogue: October 27, 2017

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SPSP Members Using Artificial Intelligence in Their Research

Lynn Miller and Stephen Read are using AI to answer enigmatic psychological questions, and Marianne LaFrance and Daniel McDuff are using the technology to study human behavior on a broad scale.

Reducing Ableism: A Look at Kathleen Bogart's Research
Kathleen Bogart discusses her research on ableism, the relationship between stigma and disability pride, and the underrepresentation of people with disabilities among faculty.
Designing Materials to Foster Positive Campus Climates
Margo Monteith, Evelyn Carter, and Erin Hennes describe the presentation, videos, and talking points they developed to help create positive campus climates.
SPSP Summer Program for Undergraduate Research
SPSP’s 2018 SPUR internship program is accepting applications through November 10. Undergraduates from under-represented ethnic groups who will be graduating in Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 are invited to apply.
SPSP’s Three Grant Programs Are All Currently Accepting Applications
Apply for a Small Research Grant of up to $1,500 to fund your research, a Community Catalyst grant of up to $1,500 to host an event that supports member diversity, or a Small Conference Grant of up to $10,000 to host a small conference relevant to the field.
What Do You Want to See in This Newsletter?
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Convention Updates
Apply to attend an #SPSP2018 Deep Dive Workshop
The popular Workshop Series returns this year to provide in-depth learning experiences for a wide variety of audiences on diverse topics. Once you’ve registered for the convention, be sure to apply!
Register Today for #SPSP2018
Registration for the 2018 Annual Convention taking place March 1-3, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia is open! Register early to get your top pick of 30 preconferences.
Secure Your #SPSP2018 Housing
Secure your housing in the official SPSP hotel block now, and take advantage of discounted rates before the block fills up.
Things to Do in Atlanta: CNN Studio Tours
The behind-the-scenes tour of CNN’s world headquarters begins with a ride up the world’s largest freestanding escalator (it’s eight stories high!), and includes watching the action in CNN’s largest studio and learning how teleprompters, weather maps, and election night touch-screens work.
Where to Eat in Atlanta: The Varsity
The Varsity offers chili dogs, burgers, chicken sandwiches, grilled cheeses, salads, and more in a family-owned, drive-in restaurant setting. It first opened in 1928, and was visited by President Obama.
Where to Eat in Atlanta: Bar Mercado
Situated in a food hall on the east side of Atlanta, Bar Mercado serves up a tapas menu featuring the greatest hits of Spanish cuisine, tapas-size beer, Spanish wines, and an array of cocktails.
Community Updates
Member Spotlight: Winter Mason
Winter Mason is a Computational Social Scientist (a.k.a. Data Scientist) at Facebook. He researches social networks and social media, including crowdsourcing, group dynamics, and social influence.
NIAAA F31 Fellowship Awarded to Zachary Baker
Zachary Baker received a two-year, F31 fellowship from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism for his project integrating Self-Determination Theory with descriptive and injunctive norms.
David Chan Interviewed by The Straits Times
Singapore newspaper, The Straits Times, spoke with David about how his nine years of service as a police officer has influenced his career as a psychologist.
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
The Best Hedge Fund Managers are not Psychopaths or Narcissists
According to new research, hedge fund managers higher in psychopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism perform more poorly than their peers in financial investing.
Can We Foresee the Future? Explaining and Predicting Cultural Change
Igor Grossmann and Michael E. W. Varnum share why they believe modeling cultural change on a large scale using cross-temporal data and theories derived from behavioral ecology can usher in a new era in social-personality psychology research.
#SPSPchat Academic Job Market Q&A
Guests Neil Lewis Jr., Jay Van Bavel, and Linda Skitka share their advice about the academic job market.
SPSPchat Q&A Twitter post
Upcoming Events
11/3 - 11/4/17: Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists (SSSP) Conference, Jacksonville, FL
2/4 - 2/5/18: Winter School “Competing or cooperating: human interaction in times of social and economic instability”, University of Padova (Italy)
4/4 - 4/5/18: 2018 Consortium of European Research on Emotion (CERE) conference, Glasgow, Scotland
6/7 - 6/9/18: Behavioral Decision Research in Management 2018, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Career Center
★ Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexual ScienceIndiana University
★ Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Kentucky
★ R&D Manager, Behavioral ScienceEFL Global
★ Assistant / Associate Professor in Quantitative Social Psychology (5 posts)Durham University, UK
★ Assistant Professor of PsychologyUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst
★ Assistant Professor of Psychology, Social PsychologyRutgers University, Newark
★ Assistant/Associate Professor of Behavioral ScienceUniversity of Chicago Booth School of Business
Additional Job Openings
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Univ. of Waterloo
Assistant Professor of Psychology (Tenure Track), Southern Utah University
Visiting, tenured, or tenure-track faculty positions in Social Psychology (Rank open), Ashoka University
Associate Professor of Psychology, Decision Making & Risk, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Faculty Positions in Social Psychology in Psychological and Brain Sciences, The University of Delaware
Assistant Professor in Social Psychology, McGill University
Assistant Professors, Department of Psychology, University of Southampton
UC Davis Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (CPFP), Univ. of California, Davis
Lecturer, Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara
Assistant Professor-Developmental Psychology, Drury University
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