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Member Newsletter: April 28, 2016

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SPSP Employment Report

From the News Center


Community Updates

Convention Updates

Featured Career Opportunities

Career Center

Upcoming Events


SPSP 2016 Awards

Apply for SPSP's Two New Awards

SPSP is pleased to launch two new annual awards in 2016: The Application of Personality and Social Psychology Award and the Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring Award. These awards were introduced to recognize and honor a wider breadth of our memberships’ work.


From the News Center

A Winning Face Depends on the Culture of the Voter

Feature ImageA recent social psychology study shines a light on how cultural differences affect what voters judge and value most in the facial appearance of potential leaders.

Why the Internet Isn’t Making Us Smarter – and How to Fight Back

Feature ImageWith computers and smartphones, we have access to an Internet containing a vast store of information much bigger than any individual brain can carry – and that’s not always a good thing.

Can We Control the Influence of Others’ Emotions?

Feature ImageEmotion contagion has historically been thought of as an automatic, uncontrolled process. However, in many cases we may want to control the influence of others’ emotions because we believe that their response is inappropriate to the situation.



Member Spotlight: Julie Garcia

Julie A. GarciaDr. Garcia is an Associate Professor in the Psychology and Child Development Department at California State University, San Luis Obispo. She teaches Social Psychology, Psychology of Gender, and the Social Psychology of Prejudice, and her research explores managing multiple social identities, multiracial identity, and underrepresentation in STEM. 

Read the full spotlight.

SPSP Award Nomination Portals Open March 15

SPSP LogoThe 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.


Community Updates

M. Sc. Psychology Course Offered

Feature ImageDepartment of Psychology, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, India, is offering a new M. Sc. Psychology course for the academic year 2016-17.

Read more.

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. Watch Leda Cosmides's talk from the session "Big Questions in Evolutionary Science and What They Mean for Social-Personality Psychology".


Featured Career Opportunities

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

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Career Center

Lab Manager
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Full-Time Research Assistant
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC USA

Summer Internship for Social Psychology
Sooth, Psychology Based Advice App

Associate Professor in Social Cognition
University College London
London, UK

Postdoctoral Position
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA USA

Lecturer in Psychology
Goldsmiths, University of London
London, UK

Lecturer in Social Psychology
University of Sussex
Brighton, UK

Program Officer in Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Division
National Science Foundation
Arlington, VA USA

More Opportunities
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Upcoming Events

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

Third International Conference on Social Identity and Health
June 16-19, 2016
Brisbane, Australia

The Psychology of Attitudes: Experience-Based Versus Information-Based Attitude Processes
July 21-24, 2016
Cologne, Germany

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

Science of Habits: The Habit-Driver Consumer
August 25-28, 2016
Catalina Island, CA USA

Social Section Annual Conference
August 31, 2016
Mercure Holland, Cardiff UK

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


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