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Member Newsletter: August 6, 2015

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Perfectionism Linked to Burnout at Work, School, and Sports, Research Finds

Perfectionism Linked to Burnout at Work, School and Sports, Research Finds   Concerns about perfectionism can sabotage success at work, school or on the playing field, leading to stress, burnout and potential health problems, according to new research. Read more on the SPSP News Center.



Resolving the Replication Crisis in Social Psychology? A New Proposal

Resolving the replication crisis in social psychology? A new proposal In the last few years a “replication crisis” has triggered soul searching in psychology – and in particular social psychology.  The ongoing issue of replication can be interpreted as a disciplinary social dilemma. Read more on the SPSP News Center.




Member Exclusive

2015 Heritage Dissertation Research Awardees

In 2015 the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology awarded six students grants of $1,000 each. Funds for these awards are provided by contributions to the Foundation's Heritage Initiative, which honors some of the field's great teachers and scientists by assisting the next generation of scholars. The Heritage Dissertation Awards are intended to provide assistance with the costs of conducting dissertation research in social and personality psychology. Read about each of this year's six awardees and learn more about the award.




Community Updates

New Book Published: The Roots of Goodness and Resistance to Evil

SPSP member Ervin Staub's a new book, "The Roots of Goodness and Resistance to Evil," draws on his experiences in scholarship and intervention to illuminate the socializing experiences, education, and trainings that lead children and adults to become helpers/active bystanders and rescuers. Read more on Community Updates.

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.



Member Spotlight: Kathleen Vohs

Kathleen Vohs has authored more than 150 scholarly publications and served as editor of 8 books. Vohs has won multiple awards, held the Canada Research Chair at UBC, was a McKnight Land-Grant Professor (2007-2009) and McKnight Presidential Fellow (2008-2010) at UMN, and has written invited articles for Science and New York Times. Read our interview with her in our monthly Member Spotlight.

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.




Convention News

#SPSP2016 Registration Opens August 18

Registration for SPSP's Annual convention and preconferences opens August 18. Register early to get a spot in your top choice preconference, which have limited space. Be sure to register before December 18 for our early bird pricing. Learn more about preconferences and read up on registration.

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.

Convention Catch-Up

Don't forget to check out SPSP's YouTube channel to catch up on symposia from our 16th Annual Convention in Long Beach, California. You will also find presentations from years past. 


Career Center

Assistant Professor
Seattle University
Seattle, WA USA

Computational Research in Management and Organizations (Open Rank)
Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
Evanston, IL USA

Assistant Professor in Management and Organizations
Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
Evanston, IL USA

Open Rank Tenure Track Position in OB at University of Utah
University of Utah, Eccles School of Business
Salt Lake City, UT USA

CASBS Fellowship
Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
Stanford, CA USA

Research Coordinator at the Duckworth Lab
Positive Psychology Center
Philadelphia, PA USA

Lab Director at the Duckworth Lab
Positive Psychology Center
Philadelphia, PA USA

Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Duckworth Lab
Positive Psychology Center
Philadelphia, PA USA

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW Australia

More Opportunities
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Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

Mixed Emoti-Con
October 23-24, 2015
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Foundation for Psychocultural Research UCLA Sex & Gender Conference
October 23-24, 2015
Los Angeles, CA USA

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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