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Greetings from SPSP.  This marks the beginning of my presidential year in the organization. If you attended our conference in San Diego in January, 2016, you probably got a sense of how much is changing in our field and in SPSP as an organization. Two developments in the field are especially worth noting.
SPSP Annual Awards Portal Open Tuesday, March 15   About SPSP Annual Awards SPSP's Annual Awards recognize contributions to the field of personality and social psychology. Winners are recognized at the SPSP Annual Convention each year. The deadline for nominations is June 1, 2016.   New This Year Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring Award Designed to recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching and excellence in undergraduate student mentoring. 
By SPSP Board of Directors Science advances largely by correcting errors, and scientific progress involves learning from mistakes. By eliminating errors in methods and theories, we provide a stronger evidentiary basis for science that allows us to better describe events, predict what will happen, and solve problems.
Submissions due to the Board by July 1, 2016   About the Position The Publications Committee and the SPSP Board of Directors have opened nominations for the editorship of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (PSPB). The editor's term is typically four years, to begin January 1, 2017. The editor's stature in the field should be commensurate with PSPB's high quality and impact; the editor typically holds the rank of professor.   Nominations  Nominations, which may include self-nominations, should include a CV and statement of one page or less.
2016 Summer Applications Must Be Submitted by 4/15/2016   About the Program The Society for Personality and Social Psychology launched the inaugural edition of the SPSP Small Research Grants program in 2015 to provide funding for SPSP members who work at institutions that do not provide financial support for research. These grants are intended to support relatively inexpensive, well-powered studies that, if successful, will be submitted for publication and for presentation at the SPSP convention.  The maximum that may be requested is $1,500, and no more than $20,000 in grants will be distributed annually.  
2016 SPUR Application Ends on 3/11/2016   We are delighted to announce that applications are now being considered for the 2016 SPSP Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR).