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eDialogue: November 30, 2018

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The Ideology of Social Psychologists (and Why it Matters)
Is social and personality psychology as divided as the U.S. when it comes to liberalism and conservatism? SPSP Members John Jost and Yoel Inbar explore these two perspectives.
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Perspectives from Atop the Peer-Review Hierarchy
SPSP journal editors offer firsthand insights into the often grueling world of peer-review editing.
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Convention Updates

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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.

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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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RMarkdown Webinar on December 5th - Free to SPSP Members
Stanford University's Michael Frank provides an introduction to this software tool on December 5th from 12:00 - 1:00 pm (ET). RMarkdown offers powerful functionality to document your data analysis. 
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 top researchers and teachers in the field. 100 predoctoral students will be selected to attend the July 2019 Institute at New York University. Submit your application by February 20.
SPSP Launches Graduate Program Directory
Use this new directory to find postbac, master's, and doctoral programs in personality and social psychology. To be included, please ask your program’s director to submit a listing.
Meet the 2019 - 2020 SPSP Student Committee
One of our most active committees, the SPSP Student Committee works to promote the interests of SPSP’s graduate and undergraduate student members.
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 Community Catalyst Grant
With awards of up $1,500, these grants can help SPSP members from underrepresented groups in their efforts to develop community and professional development. The deadline for the current submission period is January 1.
Community Updates
Member Spotlight: Tom Trail
A behavioral scientist with RAND Corporation, Tom Trail has a particular interest in the effect of the stressors of miltary life on couples and families. More recently, he has begun to explore how programs and interventions might help reduce social isolation and loneliness among caregivers.
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ICYMI: This month, our panel shared valuable tips and advice on Being First Gen with guests Amanda MontoyaSonya Dal Cin, and William Krenzer.
Mark Your Calendar for #SPSPchat #14
Join us on Tuesday, January 22nd, from 1:00-2:00pm EST for our next #SPSPchat Q&A on making the most of the upcoming convention, with featured panelists Jessica Remedios, Jackie Chen, and Jim A.C. Everett.
Upcoming COSSA Webchat: NIH Clinical Trial Policy
COSSA's new monthly Headlines webchat provides its members an opportunity to find out what's new in Washington in the area of social science. The next session focusing on NIH's clinical trials policy takes place on December 13th from 2:00 – 3:00 PM (ET).
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
Predicting Resistance to Taking on the Perspective of Minority Group Members
Is it possible to reduce prejudiced beliefs regarding, and foster empathy toward, disadvantaged groups amongst people who hold these beliefs?
Ingroup and Outgroup Favoritism in Implicit Attitudes
Implicit and explicit attitudes can often differ in strength or direction. One study seeks to understand what types of information are more likely to shape one attitude versus the other.
Digital Offense: Anonymity Dulls Our Moral Outrage
 New research suggests that people react less strongly to malicious speech on digital platforms and see online victims as less harmed.


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