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eDialogue: October 30, 2018

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An Open Space to Discuss Sexual Violence in Academia

One of the new preconferences being offered at SPSP 2019 had its genesis in a symposium at the 2017 SPSP Convention in San Antonio. Its organizers explain why it was the right time to further explore the important subject of sexual violence.

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Exciting News for Doctoral Students

The next Summer Institute for Social and Personality Psychology is coming to New York University in 2019. Learn more about the outstanding lineup of instructors, courses and workshops being offered to SPSP graduate members.

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Convention Updates

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Workshops at SPSP 2019

Already Registered for SPSP 2019? This year’s program offers five Deep Dive Workshops. These sessions provide in-depth learning experiences for a variety of audiences. To allow for an optimal learning environment, space is limited at workshops, and an application to attend is required.

View the complete list of workshops!


Travel Discounts

SPSP has secured discounts with Delta Air Lines and Alaska Air Lines for travel to Portland! Use the following codes at checkout when booking your travel with Delta or Alaska Airlines.

Delta Airline Code: NMSFX

Alaska Airlines Code: ECMZ919

*Some restrictions apply, not valid with other discounts or promotions
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Book Your Hotel Today

Staying in the SPSP Hotel Block in Portland gives you access to great low hotel rates exclusively available to SPSP Attendees.

Book your trip in the heart of downtown at the Duniway Portland.

Students have access to our lowest room rates at the Hilton Portland Downtown.

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Op-Ed Training Program Returns to SPSP
Once again, SPSP is offering its members the opportunity to hone their opinion-writing skills through one of the training programs developed by the OpEd Project. Thirty members will be selected to attend their "Write to Change the World" seminar. Members who have received their PhD prior to the training are eligible for consideration. Deadline to apply is November 12.
Apply for the 2019 Summer Institute for Social and Personality Psychology
Offered bi-annually, this intensive, two-week summer experience offers unique courses and workshops led by the top researchers and teachers in the field. 100 pre-doctoral students will be selected to attend the July 2019 Institute at New York University. Applications open November 1.
Add Your University to the SPSP Graduate Program Directory
SPSP is creating an online, searchable directory of personality and social psychology graduate programs. To be included in the initial launch, be sure to have your program’s director submit a listing by November 5.
Apply for the SPSP 2019 Small Grants Competition
Inside the Grant Panel returns to our Portland Convention! A live panel will pick a winner to receive a $5,000 research grant and two runners-up will each receive $2,500. Apply by December 1.
SPSP’s First Online Webinar Now Available On Demand
Watch parts 1 & 2 of “A Practical Guide to Multilevel Modeling” featuring Dr. Amie Gordon of the University of California, San Francisco. SPSP Membership is required to view.
Join the #SPSP2019 Twitter Team
Coming to Portland? Do you love tweeting science? Share your excitement leading up to the convention, and then tweet your perspectives from the events and sessions.
Apply for a Small Research Grant
With awards of up $1,500, these grants can help get your study or project off the ground. The deadline for the current submission period is November 15.
Apply for a Small Conference Grant
Small grants up to $10,000 are available to members to help support the development of small conferences relevant to the field. New communities forming within the broader SPSP membership are encouraged to apply.
Community Updates
Member Spotlight: Sabine Sczesny
A professor of social psychology at the University of Bern, Switzerland, Sczesny’s research focuses on the various causes and consequences of stereotypes and prejudice and examines how people perceive and evaluate members of underrepresented groups using interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives.
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ICYMI: This month, our panel shared valuable tips and advice on Consulting with guests Evelyn Carter, Ryne Sherman and Elliot Berkman.
Mark Your Calendar for #SPSPchat #13
Join us on Monday November 26 at 1pm EST for our next #SPSPchat Q&A on being on being a first-generation academic in social and personality psychology, with @AmandaKMontoya, @drhunger, and @S_DalCin.
Carol Dweck Wins 2018 SAGE-CASBS Award
This award from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford and SAGE Publishing recognizes outstanding achievement in the behavioral and social sciences that advance our understanding of pressing social issues. Congratulations Carol!
COSSA Launches Members-Only Monthly Webchat
Launching in November, Headlines will update members on the latest policy and funding developments impacting social science research and provide a forum to share your ideas with the COSSA team.
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 Consent of the Governed May Depend On Who’s Doing the Governing
The persistence of racial animus in American society means there may be a dark side to candidate diversity. Might constituents perceive the election of diverse candidates as illegitimate?
Could There Be a Dark Side to a Growth Mindset?
Dr. Nic Hooper explores the potential downside of thinking negatively about a person with a fixed mindset.
Can You Really 'Fake It Until You Make It'?
The notion that portraying confidence can increase your social standing is pervasive in popular culture. But can an inflated ego truly stand the test of time?
Race, Violent Video Games, And The Grand Theft Fallacy
Politicians have suggested there is a connection between the uptick of violence in schools and video gaming, but the correlation may just be an illusion.
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