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Member Newsletter: August 21, 2015


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Member Exclusive

G'Day! A SPSP Summer Abroad

SPSP Student Member DJ Lick has been documenting his experiences researching in Australia for the summer. Here is part three of his blog series: "Imagine my horror when I arrived in Australia to learn that everyone in my host lab works from the office. In fact, working from the office is a formal expectation so that students and faculty members can have impromptu meetings about ongoing projects throughout the day. Fast-forward two months, a large packet of foam earplugs, and many Spotify playlists later, I can honestly say that I’m thankful for the experience." Read more about DJ's experiences.




From the Newscenter

Common Group Identity May Motivate Americans to Help Integrate Immigrants

Immigrants may experience less racism and receive more support when white American citizens believe in a common group identity that embraces everyone regardless of their birthplace, according to new research published by SPSP.



Making Sense of Moral Disagreement: Liberals, Conservatives and the Harm-Based Template They Share

There is a plurality of moral beliefs, with liberals and conservatives often disagreeing.  The important question for psychologists is whether descriptive differences in moral judgments reflect differences in moral cognition.





An Update from SPSP President Mark Leary

The SPSP Board Meeting was held in August immediately following the APA Convention.  "Most of our time was spent on details involving the work of the various committees that oversee the convention, the convention program, student members, publications, awards, diversity and climate, fellows, training, and so on, along with topics related to the SPSP administration and budget.  However, I want to mention two specific issues about which you may have questions." Continue reading.

Tips from a Young SAGE Scholar: Jay Van Bavel

"We want to give our research away. This entails everything from making all our research materials available on the Open Science Framework website to sharing every new publication directly with the public." Read more insights from the 2015 SAGE Young Scholar Award recipient, Jay Van Bavel, on SAGE Connection

Apply for the SAGE Young Scholar Award Today

The SAGE young Scholar award, which recognizes outstanding young researchers in personality and social psychology, is now accepting applications. The awardees will receive a an award of $5,000 to be used for research, study, or conference travel-related purposes.Learn more about the award and apply for the award here.

We Want to Share Your News

Whether it’s professional (new job, book, award) or personal (wedding, children, passing of a colleague), let us help you share it with SPSP Members. Submit your announcement to be published in SPSP's Community Updates.


Convention News

Find a Roommate for the 2016 Convention

Are you looking to save some money at SPSP's upcoming convention? Find a roommate to share a room with in the SPSP hotel block. Read more about our room-sharing portal, and view the list of individuals looking for roommates.


Career Center

Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Social Psychology
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA

Open Ranked, Tenured or Tenure-Track Professor of Psychology (Quantitative Methods)
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

Open-Rank Interdisciplinary Cluster Positions in Families and Health
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Development and Validation of a Diagnostic of Practical Mindset Knowledge
San Francisco, CA

Research Data Analyst
San Francisco, CA

Project Coordinator
University of Illinois
Champaign, IL

Lab Manager
Research Center for Virtual Environments and Behavior
Santa Barbara, CA


Upcoming Events

National Identity Conference
August 31-September 1, 2015
Berlin, Germany

Conference in Honor of Donald Campbell
September 10-11
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

3rd Annual International Weight Stigma Conference
September 18-19, 2015
Reykjavik, Iceland

2015 Person Memory Interest Group (PMIG) Conference
September 21-24
Estes Park, Colorado

The Society for Consulting Psychology International Congress and Mid-Winter Conference
February 4-7, 2015
Orlando, Florida

The Caribbean Regional Conference of Psychology 2016
November 7-11, 2016
Port au Prince, Haiti


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