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Professional Development at #SPSP2017

The 2017 SPSP Annual Convention welcomes an exciting lineup of interactive professional development programming. The program includes 19 professional development sessions situated throughout two days of learning. These sessions are designed for a variety of audiences: students, faculty, industry professionals, and faculty from primarily teaching institutions. Highlights are included below, and you can view our online program or download the mobile app for the complete professional development list.

Optimal Critical Discourse in Psychological Science

Friday, January 20, 12:45 – 2:00 PM

Tessa West will open with results of the SPSP social media survey.  Panel members Susan Fiske, Brian Nosek, Richard Lucas, and Alison Ledgerwood will answer questions posed by audience members, submitted live and anonymously via an app, and selected by moderators Tessa West and Eli Finkel. The goal is to have a respectful, open conversation about how science is discussed over social media.

Careers Beyond the Ivory Tower: Transitioning from Academia to Industry

Saturday, January 21, 8:15 – 9:30 AM

Hear expert advice from three social psychologists working in industry: a software engineer at Survey Monkey, a user experience researcher at Facebook, and a statistics consultant at UT Southwestern. Information on packaging yourself for different careers, finding internships, identifying transferable skills, and the challenges of leaving academia will be discussed.

Join us in San Antonio and be sure to take part in these sessions and much more!

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