Niall Bolger: Statement

Feature ImageIf elected, I would be delighted to serve as a member at large for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. I remember the bad old pre-SPSP days when as a postdoc and junior faculty there was no welcoming society for the diverse areas of research that I cared about: the social psychology of close relationships, personality processes in daily life, and statistical methods for studying change. SPSP was open to all of these topics. I had the sense that others who did not define themselves narrowly found a home there too. So I greatly value what SPSP has done to welcome people into our field and to promote outstanding research through its journals and its yearly convention. I would hope as a member at large to represent the openness to people, content and methods that SPSP represents. SPSP has been very good to me and I would like to play a role in its future success.