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Member Newsletter: June 9, 2016

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What's New

From the News Center


Community Updates

Convention Updates

Upcoming Events

Career Center



What's New

SPSP Call for Volunteers

Interracial holding handsSPSP relies on its members to provide volunteer leadership and support for its programs, events, awards and publications. Make the most out of your membership and volunteer today.




From the News Center

Selfie-Probing Psychologist Finds You Might Be Even Vainer Than You Thought

Two men taking a selfie photoWhen researchers set out to study the habits of selfie-takers on social media, no amount of overestimation could have prepared them for the high opinions people seem to have of themselves online.


Personality and Social Psychology’s Hidden Gender Gap

Red and blue pegs on opposite sidesDoes having more women in the social and personality psychology field translate into more high-impact publications by women, more citations of these articles, and more awards received by women?


Children’s Responses to Inequality Vary Around the World

Two sets of silhouetted boys and girls looking at one anotherDo children have a more consistent sense of fairness than adults?  Or is the aversion to getting less more deeply rooted in development than the aversion to getting more?





Host a Small Conference Grant

People sitting in a group talking around a circular tableSPSP seeks to provide small grants to support personality and social psychological research conferences. Conference support will assist SPSP members in their efforts to develop and host successful conferences relevant to the personality and social psychology field.


Reflections from the SPSP 2016 Expression Wall

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This year at SPSP's 17th Annual Convention we asked attendees "Why Personality and Social Psychology?" We received some amazing responses. Check back here each month to read attendee thoughts on why personality and social psychology is so vital and worth exploring.

Join SPSP at APS

APS LogoJoin fellow social and personality psychologists at APS in Chicago next month. There will be outstanding invited talks showcasing fresh new findings on topics such as inequality, shared experiences, meaning and happiness, the pull of the future, behavior and personality change, cultural experiences, and curiosity. Read more.



Community Updates

Edward L. Fink Named Professorship

Edward L Fink headshotEdward L. Fink has been named a Laura H. Carnell Professor in the School of Media and Communication at Temple University. Read more.


We Want to Share Your News

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Convention Updates

Preconference Applications Due June 17

2017 San Antonio SPSP Conference LogoThere is still time to submit a preconference application for 2017! Applications are due on June 17. Learn more about organizing a preconference.


2016 Convention Catch-up

SPSP YouTube ImageIf you didn't get a chance to attend the Annual Convention you can still catch-up on SPSP's YouTube Channel




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

More Events
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Career Center


*Featured* Postdoctoral Research Scholar
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN USA

*Featured* Deputy Division Director of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences
The National Science Foundation
Arlington VA, USA

Tenure-Track Position in Social, Personality, or Health Psychology
University of Toronto, Mississauga
Mississauga, ON Canada
Clinical Health or Geropsychologist
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL USA
Full Time Research Position
Kellogg School of Management
Evanston, IL USA
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Duke University
Durham, NC USA
Research Assistant for Rhodes and Cimpian Labs (Social-Cognitive Development)
New York University
New York, NY USA

Research Associate
Disney Research
Pittsburgh, PA USA

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