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eDialogue: September 27, 2018

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The Benefits of Student-to-Student Mentoring

Skill development, constructive feedback and emotional support are just some of the potential benefits of a graduate/undergraduate mentoring relationship. Here, two pairs of our student members share their insights into how these relationships can benefit both sides.

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New Doctoral Program in Applied Social and Organizational Psychology

With the public’s increased interest in applied psychology, new PhD programs that blend social and industrial/organizational psychology are forming and attracting more students. Leslie Ashburn-Nardo, head of a new program at IUPUI, shares her thoughts on why more students might consider this path.

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Convention Updates

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There are 31 unique preconference events being held on February 7th ahead of the SPSP 2019 Convention Opening. Make sure to register for your preconference before your topic fills up. Save $25 when you register for a preconference and SPSP 2019 Convention! Many preconferences are accepting presentation submissions, all preconferences have details listed here.


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New Summer Psychology Forum Now Accepting Applications
Proposals are needed for our inaugural Summer Psychology Forum being held in St Louis this August. This is your chance to design programming around your own innovative theme and work with our staff to bring your idea to life. Submit your proposal here by October 31.
Call for Nominations: 2019 Alan T. Waterman Award
The winner of this award—the National Science Foundation’s highest honor for early-career researchers—will receive a research grant of $1,000,000 over a five-year period. Nominations are due by October 22, 2018.
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 or Nominate a Peer for a SAGE Young Scholar Award
Are you 3-7 years into your first academic faculty position? These $5,000 awards recognize young researchers who have demonstrated exceptional achievements. Apply or nominate a peer by October 15.
Students: Apply for $2,000 to Fund Your Dissertation Research
At least two grants will be awarded each in personality psychology and social psychology. The deadline to apply for a Heritage Dissertation Research Award is October 15.
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: Haran Sened
A graduate student at Bar Ilan University in Israel, Haran Sened works with Dr. Eshkol Rafaeli’s Affect and Relationships Lab on research that examines empathic accuracy – our capacity to understand another person’s thoughts, feelings and moods.
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ICYMI: This month, our panel shared valuable tips and advice on Navigating the Postdoc.
Mark Your Calendar for #SPSPchat #12
Join us on Tuesday, October 23, from 1-2pm EDT when we discuss consulting with guests Evelyn Carter, Ryne Sherman and Elliot Berkman.
Book Announcements

Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World
- Michele Gelfand

The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure
- Jonathan Haidt & Greg Lukianoff

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News Center
Emotionally Stable People Spend More During the Holidays, According to New Study
Researchers have found a significant relationship between spending amounts over the holiday season and specific personality traits.
Does Empathy Have a Dark Side?
An increasing body of work links certain features of empathy to more sinister forms of psychological distress.
Why Do Leftists Engage in Activism for Some Ethnic Groups But Not Others?
New research explores why some activists risk their lives for groups they don’t belong to.
Family Environment in Early Childhood Has Enduring Effect On Self-Esteem
Research suggests that disruptions in a child’s environment have a long-term effect on their self-esteem.
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