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Six semifinalists have been named in the 2017 Q&pAy Small Research Grant Competition. Grantees in the contest go through three rounds of rigorous review, with the final round taking place live at the 2017 Convention in San Antonio. Semifinalist have prepared two-minute videos explaining their research. You can see their videos and abstracts on YouTube.
The recent U.S. election campaign was divisive and many of us experienced anger and fear. In response, the leadership of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) wants to reaffirm our core organizational values. SPSP is dedicated to advancing the discipline of social and personality psychology and the professional lives of social and personality psychologists. Our organization has a long—and active!—history of supporting diversity among our members, along with open, international collaborations with scholars worldwide.
  The Early-Bird Registration deadline is quickly approaching. Register for the annual convention before Friday, December 2, to save up to $75 off regular registration costs! Still undecided? Here are five reasons to join us in San Antonio! 1 – Find the Top Science and Highest Quality Research in Our Field – the convention brings you the best findings in our field through more than 80 Symposia, 3 Data Blitzes, and 1900 Poster Sessions spread across two days. For full details, check out our online program.
It’s again time to choose your Student Committee members for next year. The 2017 Student Committee will work to promote the interests of SPSP’s graduate and undergraduate student members. Their duties will include producing student focused content in our various publications and the SPSpotlight, organizing events for students at the annual convention and working with the SPSP executive board. All student members as of 10/15/2016 will be emailed a ballot to vote. Open Positions:
By: Vivian Ta, SPSPotlight co-editor This year, SPSP will be held in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, which is within walking distance to the famous San Antonio Riverwalk. Curious to find out what the Riverwalk has to offer? Here are four student-friendly, low-cost options: 1. The Alamo The Alamo, Texas’ most visited historical landmark, is a 300-year-old former Spanish mission and the site of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution. Where: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
By Vivian P. Ta Regardless of political stance, the 2016 presidential election was filled with stress and tension. Now what? Here are five things you can do after the election: