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[#SPSP2017] Day One in Review

eDaily for Friday, January 20

2017 Presidential Plenary

What big ideas, nuanced theories, or technological advances would benefit both industry and social and personality science? 
 Led by Diane Mackie, join a discussion of how to advance industry and academic science with researchers from Facebook, eHarmony, and Lieberman Research Worldwide. More info.

Convention Coverage

Wish you could be in two places at once? Make sure to check the SPSP blog, Character & Context, for coverage from the #SPSP2017 convention floor.

Putting the Pieces Together
Alexander Danvers takes a look at coherence of evidence in decision making from the Dynamics Preconference. Read more here.
Wealth Doesn't Always Equal Health
Lauren Howe writes about racial disparities in health measurements from the Social Personality Health Preconference. 
Read more here.

In the News

Change of Scene Can Improve Chances of Changing Habits, PsychCentral
How have your new year's resolutions fared? Maybe it's time for a bigger change. Read more here.

 Friday's Highlights    Helpful Links

6:30 AM - 5K Fun Run & Walk
It's time to lace up those running and walking shoes! The 3rd Annual 5K Fun Run & Walk kicks off at 6:30 AM this morning. Route and Map 

7:00 AM - General Registration & Badge Pickup, Info Desk, and SPSP Store
Convention Center Hall 4 Lobby
Registration will be open today from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. in the Convention Center Hall 4 lobby. Pick up your convention shirts at the SPSP store if you pre-ordered or buy one of the featured designs and support graduate training activities.



8:00 AM - Exhibit Hall Hours
Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 4
Wander the Exhibit Hall with your breakfast and meet some of our great exhibitors. The Hall will be open today until 8 PM.



9:30 AM - Presidential Plenary: Social and Personality Psychology: What Next?
Convention Center, Bridge Hall



12:15 PM - Boxed Lunch Available (tickets required)
Convention Center, Hall 4

Please have your Friday ticket available to collect your boxed lunch in the Exhibit Hall from 12:15 to 1:15 PM.

12:15 PM - Mentoring Lunches
- GASP Mentoring Lunch, Room 213
- Student Mentoring Lunch, Room 212

12:30 PM - Optimal Critical Discourse in Psychological Science (Town Hall)
Convention Center, Bridge Hall
Panelists will answer questions posed by audience members, submitted live and anonymously via the app (opens 1 hour prior to session starting), and selected by moderators Tessa West and Eli Finkel.



2:00 PM - Invited Session: Fresh Perspectives on Personality and Social Psychology Processes
Convention Center, Bridge Hall



5:00 PM - Block, Campbell & Distinguished Scholar Address
Convention Center, Bridge Hall



5:00 PM - Receptions
- Early Career Mentoring Happy Hour, Room 213 (preregistration required)
- Non-Academic Employee Social Hour, Room 212
- LGBT and Ally Networking Reception, Room 210
- (5:45 PM) PSPB Editors' Reception, Room 214



6:30 PM - Receptions
- Poster Reception, Hall 4
- Diversity & Climate Committee Reception, Room 214B



6:30 PM - Q&pAy Live
Convention Center, Bridge Hall
It’s back! Q&pAy will showcase three small research grant finalists pitching their grant proposals to a team of social and personality experts. First place takes home $5000 in research funding and runner-ups receive $2500 each.


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