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Member Newsletter: May 26, 2016

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From the News Center

Why Personality and Social Psychology?


Convention Updates

Convention Updates

Career Center

Upcoming Events


From the News Center

Expectations Can Minimize Unethical Behavior in the Powerful

A business person stands in the bakground, thier hand up, as if refusing to accept a large amount of money that is visible in front of them.Focusing the powerful to think about how they should behave may serve as a potential form of “preventative medicine” against the abuse of power.


What Neuroscience Says About Free Will

Blue image of a transparent brain with data points marked around the brain on black backgroundWe press snooze on the alarm clock, we pick a shirt out of the closet, we reach for a beer in the fridge. In each case, we conceive of ourselves as free agents, consciously guiding our bodies in purposeful ways. But what does science have to say about the true source of this experience?

The Voice of Confidence -- How Listeners Decode a "Feeling of Knowing"

Woman stands at podium, presenting research to an small audience at a conferenceVocal confidence can be used as a signal of one’s persuasiveness, expertise, and trustworthiness. New research investigates how the human voice can encode a speaker’s feeling of knowing, and how the human brain has evolved the ability to decode this complex mental state.



Why Personality and Social Psychology

Apply for the Summer SPSP Small Grant

Feature ImageThis 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.





SPSP Award Nomination Portals Open

Feature ImageThe portals for SPSP's Annual Awards will close June 1. Both self-nominations and nominations by a colleague or student will be accepted. Don't miss the chance to submit a nominee!

Submit nominations here.

Tips from Connect!: Suggestions for Classroom Activities

Elections for SPSP's next leaders have closed and ballots have been counted. The Nominations and Elections Committee is pleased to announce the following results: Lynne Cooper has been elected president, and Richard Lucas and Batja Mesquita have been elected as Members at Large. Congratulations, and thanks to all the candidates who were willing to serve SPSP.

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




Community Updates

Lerner to Join Secretary of the Navy Advisory Panel

SPSP member Jennifer S. Lerner, Professor, Harvard University, has been appointed to serve on the Secretary of the Navy's Advisory Panel. Read more.


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

Preconference Applications Open

Preconferences 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. Applications are currently being accepted. Learn more about organizing a preconference here.

2016 Convention Catch-up

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



Career Center


Associate or Senior Editor, Psychology
Nature Springer
New York, NY USA

Female Associate Professor in Health, Care, and Well-Being
Tilburg University
Tilburg, North Brabant Netherlands

Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology
Tilburg University
Tilburg, North Brabant Netherlands

California Community Climates Project Lab Research Coordinator
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA USA

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

Lab Manager
New York University
New York, NY USA

PhD Position in Computational Models for Emotion
KULeuven - University of Leuven
Leuven, AL Belgium

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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