The day before our Annual Convention begins each year marks an important day of networking, learning, and discussion on various subcategories of our field. These intensive, topic specific preconferences are one of the highlights of the convention experience each year. Preconference content is chosen and organized by our members and this programming comes to life with the logistical support of the SPSP Central Office staff. We’re now accepting applications for preconferences. Each year as more topics emerge and more attendees are interested in attending, space becomes more and more limited. Due to space limitations not all applications are guaranteed acceptance.
It’s that time of year again! Time to gather your thoughts and start planning your submissions for #SPSP2017! SPSP invites proposals for symposia and individual presentations for the Eighteenth Annual Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), which will be held January 19-21, in San Antonio, Texas. We welcome submissions on your latest insights across the whole range of topics relevant to personality and social psychology.
By Wendy Wood, SPSP President This annual report on the employment of recent Ph.D. 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. The data below are from the NSF's survey of earned doctorates*. In the 5 years between 2010 and 2014, 1138 Ph.D.s were earned in social psychology and 102 in personality.
Are you going to APS in Chicago next month? You’re not alone: Nearly 20% of the 4500 attendees will be social and personality psychologists. And with good reason! 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. The program features more than 70 competitive social and personality symposia as well. 
SPSP is pleased to launch two new annual awards in 2016: The Application of Personality and Social Psychology Award and the Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring Award. These awards were introduced to recognize and honor a wider breadth of our memberships’ work.
The following candidates will appear on the 2016 SPSP Leadership Ballot. Ballots will be mailed to voting members the week of April 18. Candidates PresidentLynne CooperJulie Norem Member at Large #1William FleesonRichard Lucas Member at Large #2Michael McCulloughBatja Mesquita