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Member Newsletter: May 12, 2016

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SPSP Employment Report

From the News Center


Convention Updates

Career Center

Upcoming Events


SPSP 2016 Awards

Social and Personality Psychology PhD's: Where Do They Get Jobs?

Feature ImageThis annual report on the employment of recent PhDs is part of SPSP’s continuing analysis of the field. This information is useful to students considering attending graduate school, those in a graduate program who may wish to tailor their training to particular opportunities, and graduate advisors devising training.

Read the full report.


From the News Center

Is it Too Late for Trump and Clinton to Become More Likeable

Feature ImageAccording to the old adage, one never gets a second chance to make a first impression. Might that hold true for the presidential candidates?

Morality When the Mind is Unknowable 

Feature ImageHow does the culture/mind interaction happen? Does culture merely shape social situations while leaving the underlying social cognitive processes unchanged, or does culture fundamentally alter the way that we perceive each other as we move through these social worlds?



Vote for SPSP's Executive Board

Feature ImageElection polls for SPSP's 2017 Executive Board will close on May 20. All voting members received an email containing a link to the survey. If you did not please contact

Join SPSP at APS!

Feature ImageJoin 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.

Apply for a Small Conference Grant

Feature ImageSPSP seeks to provide small grants to support personality and social psychological research at all levels, including conferences. Conference support will assist SPSP members in their efforts to develop and host successful conferences relevant to the personality and social psychology field

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

Preconference Applications Open

Feature ImagePreconferences are day-long mini-conferences that kick off the SPSP Annual Convention focused on specific areas of study and research in social and personality psychology. Learn more about organizing a preconference here.

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".


Career Center

Behavioral Lab Assistant
London Business School
London, AL UK

Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Social Psychology
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ USA

Faculty/Director at the center for Leadership Stimulation and Gaming
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA USA

Lab Manager/Research Technician Position
Duke University
Durham, NC USA

Assistant Professor in Organizational Psychology
University of Groningen
Groningen, The Netherlands

PhD Position
KU Leuven 
Leuven, Belgium

Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC 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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