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eDialogue: March 21, 2017

How A Conversation at the Convention Shaped Asha Ganesan’s Academic Career

The trajectory of SPSP graduate student member Asha Ganesan’s academic career was moulded by a conversation at a recent SPSP annual convention. She shares her story and advice for networking.

SPSP Small Research Grants: Reviewer Insights and Exemplary Applications
The SPSP Small Research Grants Program is accepting applications for the summer 2017 cycle by April 15. Learn some questions reviewers consider when evaluating submissions, and view exemplary submissions.
SPSP’s Blog, Character & Context… & You!
Learn more about the Character & Context blog, including the type of content that is featured, what you can gain from reading the blog, the advantages of submitting an article, and how to submit.
SPPS Call for Papers: "The Social/Personality Psychology of Recent Geopolitical Events"
Social Psychological and Personality Science (SPPS) will be publishing a special section on the above topic. If you have findings in this area, consider submitting a manuscript by April 15.
SISPP 2017 Participants Selected
The participants for the 2017 Summer Institute in Social and Personality Psychology have been selected. Congratulations to all of the pre-doctoral students who will be taking part in the two-week experience this summer!
Undergraduate Resources Survey T-Shirt Winners
Thank you to everyone who completed the Undergraduate Resources Survey. Congratulations to those who won a t-shirt – Tessa H. (undergrad) and Heather H. (post-undergrad)! You can order your own psychology t-shirt.
APA Board of Scientific Affairs Calls for Award Nominations
Nominations are currently being sought for the APA Distinguished Service Awards, Gold Medal Awards for Life Achievement, and Distinguished Scientific Awards.
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: Cynthia Willis-Esqueda
Cynthia Willis-Esqueda is an associate professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her research focuses on race and ethnic bias and the impact for legal process, legal outcomes, and health and well-being.
SPSP Member David Neal Featured in “Why Social Science?”
David Neal was featured in “Why Social Science?” for his work relating to the Zika virus. The Consortium of Social Science Associations blog shares the contributions of federally-funded social and behavioral science research.
Romantic Love in Cultural Contexts Book Published by Springer
Victor Karandashev's new book, "Romantic Love in Cultural Contexts," was recently published by Springer.
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 in early April. These lay out the information that will be collected when the program submissions portal opens in July, so that you can begin preparing.
Things to Do in Atlanta: The Atlanta Botanical Garden
In the middle of Midtown Atlanta more than 30 acres of lush green garden grow, just waiting to be explored. Seasonal activities keep adventure blooming at this urban oasis.
Things to Do in Atlanta: The Atlanta History Center
The Atlanta History Center features exhibitions, festivals, and interactive activities, as well as historic houses and 32 acres of gardens, wildlife trails, and woodland areas. It was also used in the filming of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
News Center
Conducting the Milgram Experiment in Poland, Psychologists Show People Still Obey
A replication of one of the most widely known obedience studies, the Stanley Milgram experiment, shows that even today, people are still willing to harm others in pursuit of obeying authority.
How Our Morals Might Politically Polarize Just About Anything
A series of three recent studies suggest that feeling moral aversion toward political opponents compels us toward positions that help our team “win.” This is true even if it means adopting positions with which we’d otherwise disagree.
How Marriage Gets "Under the Skin" to Benefit Health
A study found that being married was associated with healthier daily cortisol patterns, and that these benefits could not be accounted for by demographics or personality differences. 
Tell Us About Your Research
If you've recently been featured in the news, presented your research, or are interested in writing for our blog, please email SPSP's Public Relations & Media Manager at the link above!
Upcoming Events
3/27 - 3/29/17: Recontextualizing Knowledge. Situation in Science Communication
Tübingen, Germany
4/29 - 5/1/17: International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends 2017
Budapest, 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 Research,
Ann Arbor, MI, & Other Cities
May - June 2017: APA Summer 2017 Advanced Training Institutes,
Arizona State University, Michigan State University, University of Cincinnati
6/6 - 6/7/17: APA Workshop, How to Share Research Data,
Qualcomm 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 Habits,
Two 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
Give your job posting more exposure. Featured jobs appear on front page of the SPSP Career Center, are prioritized and highlighted in twice-monthly Career Center Update emails, and are included at the top of our job listings here. SPSP members save up to 47% on featured job rates!
★ Postdoctoral Research Fellow PositionUniversity of British Columbia
★ Associate Director for Behavioral Research SupportKellogg School of Management
Additional Job Openings
LecturerUniversity of Florida
Research AssociateHarvard Business School
Post-Doctoral Research FellowUniversity of British Columbia
Postdoctoral Position with Focus on the Psychology of Political Rumors and Social Media, Department of Political ScienceAarhus University
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Cognitive PsychologyHoward University
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Neuropsychology, Howard University
Visiting Assistant Professor of PsychologyCollege of William & Mary
Lab Manager, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lab ManagerNorthwestern University
Research Fellow/Project ManagerHarvard University
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