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eDialogue: April 10, 2017

SPSP Members Weigh In: Advice for First-Year PhD Students

Current graduate student members and those who have already obtained their PhDs offered advice for appreciating learning, achieving academic success, relating to advisors, and preparing to launch your career.

Get to Know Kay Deaux, Winner of the 2016 Distinguished Scholar Award
In an SPSP interview, as well as through her address given during the 2017 SPSP Annual Convention, Kay Deaux shares her thoughts on cross-disciplinary collaboration, following one’s passion, and more.
APS’s Annual Convention is a Place For Us
SPSP member Kathleen Vohs, who is serving as the social area program chair on APS’s convention program committee, writes about the benefits of attending and this year’s programming.
April 15th Deadline: Summer 2017 SPSP Small Research Grant Cycle
April 15th is the application deadline for the summer 2017 cycle of the SPSP Small Research Grants Program. Don’t miss your chance to receive up to $1,500 in funding for your research – apply today.
April 22nd: March for Science
A March for Science is being organized for April 22nd to advocate for science and evidence-based research in policies. You can share your plans and get ideas in the shared-interest group on Connect!.
Last Month in the Open Forum: Social Psychology Textbooks
When a member reached out on the Open Forum asking for textbook recommendations to use in a social psychology course for first-year graduate students, the SPSP community chimed in!
Nominate Yourself or a Colleague for an SPSP Award
Many SPSP awards are currently accepting nominations. Help recognize your peers’ contributions to social-personality psychology across a variety of career stages and areas of focus – nominate by June 1st!
Apply for an SPSP Small Conference Grant
Applications are being accepted through July 1st for grants of up to $10,000 for SPSP members who wish to host small conferences relevant to the personality and social psychology field.
What Do You Want to See in This Newsletter?
Have a great idea for SPSP member newsletter content, or want to contribute? Reach out!


Community Updates
Member Spotlight: Kirk W. Brown
Kirk Warren Brown is an Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. His research interests include consciousness, mindfulness, and the self.
Megan Chisum Awarded Power of Women Scholarship
Congratulations to Megan, an SPSP undergraduate student member, on receiving the $500 award from Southeast Missouri State University!
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).
Convention Updates
Program Submission Guides Coming Soon!
Program submission guides for #SPSP2018 will be available soon. These lay out the information that will be collected when the program submissions portal opens in July, so that you can prepare.
Things to Do in Atlanta: The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
The 95-member Atlanta Symphony Orchestra puts on over 200 performances annually, and they’ve received over 24 Grammy Awards. Take in a classical, pops, or family concert during your stay!
Things to Do in Atlanta: Bicycle Tours of Atlanta
Outdoor enthusiasts, unite! You can explore a variety of Atlanta neighborhoods with a three-hour bike tour. Try the Fall in Love with Atlanta, Street Art, or Twilight tours.
News Center
When Social Status is Bad for Health
New research suggests that while it may often be healthy to see oneself as high status, when one’s perceptions are inconsistent with other evidence about one’s social relationships, higher subjective social status has the potential to be unhealthy.
Making Friends While Pursuing Goals
Student Poster Award winners describe their research concerning how influence beliefs shape our interactions with newly minted acquaintances engaging in goal-directed behaviors.
The Secret to Easy Theory
A new and simple way to depict theory uses theory mapping, a technique that visually maps out the connections between concepts, allowing people to understand the contours of a field at a glance.
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!
Upcoming Events
4/29 - 5/1/17: International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends 2017Budapest, Hungary
6/6 - 6/7/17: 5th Annual International Weight Stigma ConferencePrague, Czech Republic
May - August 2017: 2017 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social ResearchAnn Arbor, MI, & Other Cities
May - June 2017: APA Summer 2017 Advanced Training InstitutesArizona State University, Michigan State University, University of Cincinnati
6/6 - 6/7/17: APA Workshop, How to Share Research DataQualcomm Institute at Calit2; University of California, San Diego; La Jolla, CA
6/25 - 6/29/17: International Academy for Intercultural ResearchStaten Island, NY
7/4/17: EASP Relationship & Health ConferenceGrenada, Spain
7/12 - 7/14/17: 18th International Reversal Theory ConferenceSwansea University, Wales, UK
8/24 - 8/27/17: Science of Habits - Behavior Change Interventions for Health HabitsTwo Harbors, Catalina Island, California, USA
8/29 - 9/1/17: 18th European Conference on Developmental PsychologyUtrecht, Netherlands
10/12 - 10/14/17: ARUPS Congress 2017, Bali, Indonesia
Career Center
★ Research AssociateHarvard Center for Population and Development Studies
★ Postdoctoral Research Fellow PositionUniversity of British Columbia
Additional Job Openings
2 PhD Positions to Investigate Motivation, Decision-Making, and Goal Pursuit ProcessesSwiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich)
European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER) of the Department of Interdisciplinary Social ScienceUtrecht University, Netherlands
Post Doc at ERCOMERUtrecht University, Netherlands
Research Associate, Behavioural Research Lab ManagerUniversity of Toronto
Post Doctoral Fellow - Behavioral Science of Ethics and Decision-MakingGeisinger Health System
Post-doc Position in Healthy Aging, Lifespan Emotional Development Lab, Northeastern University
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National University of Singapore 
Assistant Professor (Non-Tenure Track), Virginia Commonwealth University
2 Tenured Assistant/Associate ProfessorshipsGoldsmiths, University of London
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