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Member Newsletter: March 24, 2016

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New Research Grant Opportunity

From the News Center


Convention Updates

Featured Career Oppotunities

Career Center

Upcoming Events


New Research Grant Opportunity

Apply for the Summer SPSP Small Grant

Feature ImageDon’t miss out on SPSP’s new Small Grant Program, which provides funding for SPSP members who work at institutions that do not provide financial support for research. These grants support relatively inexpensive, well-powered studies that, if successful, will be submitted for publication and for presentation at the SPSP convention.

Learn more about the program and application process.


From the News Center

High Standards Produce Mixed Effects on Marriages

Feature ImageThere is a tension between what spouses demand from their marriages and what they are capable of attaining from those marriages. High standards improve satisfaction only in strong marriages, while high standards further erode the relationship in less strong marriages.

Belief in God Strengthened by Imagining How Life Would be Different

Feature ImageNew research shows a person’s belief in God is strengthened when thinking of “what might have been” especially in reflecting on a major life event that could have turned out poorly.


Is Your March Madness Bracket Really Better Than Mine?

Feature ImageParticipating in a March Madness bracket office pool this year? Don’t rely too much on experts’ picks or overestimate your chance of winning.




SPSP Award Nomination Portals Open

Feature ImageThe 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.


Tips from Connect!: Suggestions for Classroom Activities

Feature ImageSPSP's online community Connect! is an excellent tool to gather resources and ask advice from fellow personality and social psychologists. Check out some tips and tricks from our members on fun and educational classroom activities.


We Want to Share Your News

Feature ImageWhether 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 join SPSP in San Diego for the Annual Convention or missed interested symposia, you can still catch-up on SPSP's YouTube Channel. Check out Emily Oster's talk from Big Data: Vast Opportunities for Psychological Insight from Mining Enormous Datasets.


Featured Career Opportunities

Research Director

HeterodoxAcademy, New York, NY USA
We are seeking a talented and experienced researcher with some tech skills to help run two projects that use social science research to improve major American institutions... Read more

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


Career Center

Research Project Manager
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON Canada

Postdoctoral Position
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA USA

Lecturer, Introduction to Psychology
Lecturer, Social Psychology
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY USA

Lab Manager
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA USA

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON Canada

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology
University of Exeter
Exeter, England UK

Postdoctoral Position
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Salesforce Administrator/Data Manager
Empower Efficiency, LLC
Palm Springs, CA 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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