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#SPSP2017 App and Online Program Launched   The 2017 Annual Convention Program is now final. With over 80 scientific symposia, 19 professional development sessions, 3 data blitzes, 7 brand new workshops and over 1700 posters, this lineup is sure to have something great for everyone no matter your research focus. Click here to learn more about how the app (iOS and Android-friendly) and online program (desktop/laptop-friendly) can help you make the most of your #SPSP2017 experience.
This summer, four undergraduates packed their bags and moved across the country (and, for one student, around the world) to spend eight weeks working hands-on in a lab that corresponded to their research interests. These students, Roxie Chuang, Deanna Ibrahim, Maria Escobar, and Precious Hardy, participated in SPSP’s new Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR). SPUR is an intensive internship experience for undergraduates from under-represented ethnic groups. Roxie’s SPUR Experience: Building Professional Relationships
SPSP member Dr. Lisa Neff was featured in a recent issue of “Setting the Record Straight on ‘Wasteful Research’”, a series by the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) which provides researchers whose work has been mischaracterized by lawmakers the opportunity to set the record straight about their work’s value and potential, as well as to confront misconceptions about federal government-funded social science research.
A new non-academic internship database for social and personality psychology students was one of the many new projects that was approved for funding at the August meeting of the SPSP Board of Directors in Denver. The initial stages of the project will include surveys of various SPSP constituent groups, followed by the assembly of non-academic internships as a web tool for students. The project is being overseen by SPSP Board Member Linda Skitka and three of her students (Brittany Hanson, Timothy Carsel, and Allison Mueller) leading various phases of the project. Other take-aways from  the meeting:
The Fall 2016 small research grant recipients are Bettina Casad, Brittany Christian, Corey Cook, Nilanjana Dasgupta, Katherine Goldey, William Jimenez Leal, Janelle Jones, Victor Karandashev, Frank Martela, Randy McCarthy, Adam Pazda, Jason Rose, and Julia Vogt. Each recipient’s project title and abstract, as well as their affiliations, may be found below. The Spring 2017 small research grant cycle will open, and applications will be accepted, beginning September 15.  
Welcome to the new Senior Editorial Team!