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eDialogue: November 27, 2017

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Cynthia Pickett Blends Psychology and Public Service

The University of California’s Cynthia Pickett shares her thoughts on public service and an upcoming bid for a seat on the local school board.

Graduation Outcomes for Personality and Social Psychologists
The annual Survey of Earned Doctorates shows the number of social and personality psychology graduates has held steady over the past five years. The results include breakdowns by demographics, sex and race.
Announcing the 2017 SPSP and APA Division 8 Fellows!
We applaud this year’s group and their important and meaningful contributions to the science of personality and social psychology. Congratulations to all! Learn more about the program and apply or nominate a peer for the 2018 class.
SPSP Grant Program Applications Closing Soon
Apply today for a Small Conference Grant (closes 12/1/17) of up to $10,000 to host a small conference relevant to the field or a Community Catalyst grant (closes 1/1/18) of up to $1,500 to host an event that supports member diversity.
Applications Now Open for the Next EASP Summer School
A central activity of the European Association, the EASP Summer School provides a unique educational opportunity for students to learn about theory, methodology, and research design in social psychology. SPSP will select five students for the next session taking place this summer in Zurich, Switzerland. The application portal will be open to SPSP members through January 15.
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
SPlish SPlash! Welcome Reception Announced - at the Georgia Aquarium!
The 2018 Welcome Reception SPlish SPlash will be held at the Georgia Aquarium on Thursday night, March 1, from 7:30 – 10:00 PM. Tickets are $30 ($15 for students) and include aquarium admission, a drink ticket, and hors d’oeuvres. Don’t miss your chance to see one of Atlanta’s hottest attractions and mingle and network with convention attendees.
#SPSP2018 Online Program and Mobile App Now Available
View the online program, create your custom schedule, browse professional development sessions or plan which receptions to attend. It’s now all available online here.
Register for #SPSP2018 Before the Early Bird Deadline!
Register today for the 2018 Annual Convention in Atlanta! Discounted registration fees are offered until January 15. Also, this year’s preconferences are quickly filling so register early to get your top choice.
Small Grant Competition Returns to Annual Convention
Inside the Grant Panel (formerly known as Q&pAy) will take place on Saturday, March 3 at our convention in Atlanta. Open to any current SPSP member or student, the winner will receive $5,000 for their research and two runners-up will each receive $2,500. Applications open December 1, 2017 and close January 12, 2018. To be eligible, you or your co-applicant must be able to attend the convention and the finals.
Secure Your #SPSP2018 Housing
This year’s convention will be held entirely at our adjoining host hotels – the Hyatt Regency and Marriott Marquis. Housing availability is getting limited, so secure your room in the discounted block quickly.
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!
Join the #SPSP2018 Twitter Team!
Coming to Atlanta? Do you love tweeting science? Share your excitement leading up to and during convention. We’ll ask you to tweet your perspectives leading up to and from the convention sessions. Apply here.
Things to Do in Atlanta: Center For Civil And Human Rights
This engaging cultural attraction connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s Global Human Rights Movements. Get inspired by powerful imagery, compelling artifacts and poignant storytelling.
Where to Eat in Atlanta: Trader Vic’s
Within walking distance of the Hyatt and Marriott, this classic eatery is where the Mai Tai was born!
Community Updates
Member Spotlight: Keith Maddox
Dr. Keith Maddox heads the Social Cognition Lab at Tufts University where he examines the social cognitive aspects of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. Given the amount of attention today on race and class, his research may be more relevant than ever.
Apply Today! APA Congressional and Executive Branch Fellowships in Washington, DC
The American Psychological Association is now accepting applications for three unique DC-based fellowships. Two psychologists will spend one year working on the staff of a member of Congress or congressional committee gaining an invaluable public policy learning experience. A third opportunity is available for a psychological scientist in their specific area of interest at one of the executive branch agencies.
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
SPSP Reaffirms Its Stance Against Harassment
In light of recent news and with our convention on the horizon, SPSP takes a moment to reaffirm its stance on harassment of any kind as stated in its board-approved Code of Conduct.
Science and Psychology Community Appeals to NIH Director
SPSP adds their voice to concerns over changes to the agency’s definition of “basic research” in science.
Gender Neutral Restrooms Make Women and Minorities Feel Safer
A recent study published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science by Rutgers University-New Brunswick social psychologist Diana Sanchez and graduate student Kimberly Chaney reveals gender-neutral restrooms make women, African-Americans and Latinos feel safer and more welcome at work.
Healthy Choices are Neither Good or Bad; Only Thinking Makes Them So
Health behaviors are not the result of a battle between two opposing forces, but more like a many-sided negotiation between the pros and cons of each option.
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 at the link above!
Upcoming Events
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
★ Professor in Quantitative Social PsychologyDurham University
★ Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexual ScienceIndiana University
★ R&D Manager, Behavioral ScienceEFL Global
★ Assistant Professor of PsychologyUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst
★ Assistant/Associate Professor of Behavioral ScienceUniversity of Chicago Booth School of Business
Additional Job Openings
Two fully funded PhD studentships on the foundations of political ideology, University of Auckland
Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University
Two Assistant Professor Openings at UTSA, UTSA
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Houston
Research Project Manager, Behavior Change for Good, University of Pennsylvania
Research Coordinator, University of Pennsylvania
NIH Post-doc funded position in Psychology and Medicine, UC San Francisco
Tenure-track, Assistant Professor, Midwestern State University
Assistant Professor positions - Human Development, Cornell University
Lecturer - Various, University of Florida
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