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Member Newsletter: April 14, 2016

Table of Contents

A Letter from the SPSP President

From the News Center


Convention Updates

Featured Career Oppotunities

Career Center

Upcoming Events



A Letter from the SPSP President

An Update from SPSP President Wendy Wood

Wendy WoodGreetings from SPSP.  This marks the beginning of my presidential year in the organization. If you attended our conference in San Diego in January, 2016, you probably got a sense of how much is changing in our field and in SPSP as an organization. Two developments in the field are especially worth noting.

Read Dr. Wood's full update.

From the News Center

Americans and Canadians Favor Practical Wisdom

Feature ImageIn a recent study researchers studying Americans and Canadians found preferences for practical wisdom when people were asked to name important figures and tell stories about their wisdom.

Generosity and Commitment to Cause Improve When Giving is Personal

Feature ImageNew research shows it’s the personal connection of giving that makes the giver feel more generous. This giving of oneself, from a signature to blood, increases feelings of generosity and in turn, increases the likelihood of continued support of a cause.

The State of Our Science: SPSP Board Perspectives

Feature ImageThis post is designed to provide our view of the controversies about scientific practice and the replicability of social and personality psychology findings, along with links to some of the resources where this debate and discussion is ongoing




SPSP Award Nomination Portals Open

The portals for SPSP's Annual Awards are open and will close June 1. Both self-nominations and nominations by a colleague or student will be accepted. 

Submit nominations here.

We Want to Share Your News

NewspapersWhether it’s professional (new job, book, award) or personal (wedding, children, passing of a colleague), let us help you share it with SPSP Members. Submit your announcement to be published in SPSP's Community Updates.



Convention Updates

2016 Convention Catch-up

Feature ImageIf you didn't get a chance to attend the Annual Convention you can still catch-up on SPSP's YouTube Channel. Check out Ryan Svoboda's talk from the "When Institutions are Barriers: How Institutional Bias and Contextual Cues Shape Success Among Stigmatized Groups" Symposia.


Featured Career Opportunities

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Illinois, Champaign, IL USA
University of Illinois is seeking to hire a postdoctoral researcher to work on basic and applied work on attitudes and persuasion, with particular attention to health and science communication... Read more

Research Assistant

Stanford University, Stanford, CA USA

Stanford Graduate School of Business is seeking to fill three research assistant vacancies. This is a perfect position for those looking towards graduate school in organizational behavior, marketing, social psychology, and related fields... Read more

Do you want to have a career opportunity featured in the SPSP Member Newsletter? Visit the SPSP Career Center to learn how.


Career Center

Research Fellow Position
Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Cambridge, MA USA

Lab Manager
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA USA

SPARQ Lab Manager
Stanford University
Stanford, CA USA

Assistant Professor and Professor in Social Psychology
Lancaster University
Lancaster, Lancashire UK

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amherst, MA USA

Research Assistant
Stanford University
Stanford, CA USA

Postdoctoral Position
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA USA

Lecturer in Social/Organizational Psychology
University of Kent
Canterbury, Kent UK

Lab Manager/Research Coordinator
University of Washington
Seattle, WA USA

More Opportunities
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Upcoming Events

96th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Associate
March 23 to 26, 2016
Las Vegas, NV USA

Society for Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP) Annual Conference
March 31 to April 2, 2016
Brisbane, Australia

The 2nd World Conference on Personality
March 31 to April 4, 2016
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

4th Annual International Weight Stigma Conference
April 29 to 30, 2016
Vancouver, Canada

15th Biennial Conference on Behavioral Decision Research in Management (BDRM)
June 9 to 11, 2016
Toronto, Canada

23rd Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP)
July 30 to August 3, 2016
Nagoya, Japan

The Caribbean Regional Conference of Psychology 2016
November 7 to 11, 2016
Port au Prince, Haiti

More Events
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