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Member Newsletter: February 11, 2016

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New Undergraduate Opportunity

From the News Center


Convention Updates

Community Updates

Featured Career Oppotunities

Career Center

Upcoming Events


New Undergraduate Opportunity

Apply for the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research

The SPSP Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) was created to provide an intensive summer internship in the methods of social and personality psychology for undergraduates from under-represented ethnic groups. Participating students conduct research and research-related activities full-time for 8 weeks. Learn more and apply.



From the News Center

Patience Can Be Primed

Patience ImageWhether it's making an effort to eat healthier food, or sticking with an exercise program, small actions can become the foundation of a better life in the future. The problem is the payoff for making these sacrifices is usually far enough in the distance that motivation becomes a problem. Recent research has shifted focus from viewing self-control as an innate trait, to considering patience as a state that can be influenced by context, and encouraged through environmental cues.

How Discrimination Shapes the Health of American Racial Ethnic Minorities

Minority Healthcare ImageWhat causes racial and ethnic minority Americans have worse overall health than White Americans?  New research presented at the SPSP Annual Convention shows that discrimination may damage the health of racial and ethnic minorities and contribute to racial and ethnic differences in health in the U.S.




SPSP Small Grant Program

SPSP LogoThe Society for Personality and Social Psychology has officially launched the inaugural edition of the SPSP Small Research Grants program to provide funding for SPSP members who work at institutions that do not provide financial support for research. Learn more about the program and application process.

Member Spotlight: Sally Farley

Sally FarleySally Farley's research generally lies at the intersection between nonverbal communication and relationship science. She is primarily interested in the ways in which nonverbal behaviors (such as vocal cues, laughter, mimicry) function to create and maintain relational bonds, and has recently conducted studies on the situational variability of vocal gaydar accuracy, the interplay between female laughter and male humor on perceptions of mating success, and the nonverbal consequences of social ostracism. Read the SPSP Spotlight on Sally.



Convention Updates

Winners at the 2016 Annual Convention

WinnersSPSP 2016 gave numerous prizes and awards this year, including $5000 during the first Q&pAy live competition, an all-expense paid trip to SPSP 2017 in San Antonio as part of the SPSP Membership Booth Raffle, and three prizes as part of the Exhibit Hall flair raffle.

Read about this year's convention prize winners.


Community Updates

A Birth Announcement: This is Your Brain on Sports

Your Brain on Sports ImageL. Jon Wertheim and Sam Sommers, are thrilled to share with friends and family the arrival of their new book, This is Your Brain on Sports, born February 2 at one pound and three ounces. 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.



Featured Career Opportunities

Postdoctoral Research Professional

Center for Decision Research, University of Chicago Booth Business School, Chicago, IL USA
This position is designed to support a talented behavioral scientist in generating significant research contributions to relevant disciplines (e.g., psychology, economics)... Read more

Lab Manager

University of Maryland College Park, MD USA
The Culture Lab at the University of Maryland is seeking a full-time lab manager to assist Dr. Michele J. Gelfand coordinate and conduct studies... Read more


Career Center

Two Year Position in Social or Personality Psychology
Colgate University
Hamilton, NY USA
Columbia Business School
New York, NY USA

Lab Manager Position at the Craig Lab
New York University
New York, NY USA

Assistant Professor in Applied Psychology
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL USA

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Social Robotics
University of Glasglow
Glasglow, AL UK

Lab Manager Position
New York University
New York, NY USA

Junior Professor in Social Psychology
University of Cologne
Cologne, North Rine-Westphalia Germany

Social Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 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

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