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Member Newsletter: June 2015

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Member Exclusive

Convention News


Community Updates

Featured News

Upcoming Events

Career Center


Member Exclusive

SPSP Summer Abroad

SPSP is excited to begin this series following graduate student member DJ Lick as he conducts research for the EAPSI program in Australia: "The sunburned deserts of Australia. The night markets of North Korea. The rice fields of rural China. Graduate student stipends don’t often afford the opportunity to visit such exotic locations, but a summer abroad may be more feasible than you realize." Read more about DJ's experiences abroad here





Convention News

Symposia and Poster Submission Portal Opens July 1

The submission portal for Symposia and Posters will open from July 1 to 14, 2015; but don't wait until the last minute to start. Being preparing your submission now by visiting our website, where you can find more information and download helpful submission guides to get you prepared ahead of the portal opening

Abstract Check

For non-native English speakers, submitting an abstract in English can sometimes be challenging. GSC volunteers are here to help make that process easier and provide useful feedback to help you successfully submit your abstract. Submit your abstract for review no later than July 1, 2015, and you will receive edits and feedback well before the abstract submission deadline. Click here to access the Abstract Check submissions portal.

2016 Preconference Submissions Now Open

SPSP is now accepting preconference submissions for the 2016 Annual Convention. Visit our website to read more about preconferences and to submit an application. The application deadline is June 24, 2015. More Information.



Member Spotlight: Eli Finkel, Ph.D.

Eli Finkel is a professor in the psychology department and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is director of the Relationships and Motivation Lab (RAMLAB), which investigates topics like initial romantic attraction, the navigation of interpersonal conflict, and the influence of relationship partners on our goal achievement. Read our interview with him in our monthly Member Spotlight


Elections Announcement

Elections for SPSP's 2016 leaders have closed and the ballots have been counted. We are pleased to announce that Diane Mackie has been elected as president, Wendy Berry Mendes as treasurer, and Elizabeth Haines and Linda Skitka as members-at-large. These four will start their terms January 1, 2016. Congratulations, and thanks to all the candidates who were willing to serve SPSP!



Community Updates

New Book on Attraction and Romantic Relationships

Madeleine A. Fugere, Professor of Psychology, has published The Social Psychology of Attraction and Romantic Relationships. It combines current and classic psychological research with popular media examples and real-life anecdotes, making it a lively and engaging read. Read more.

Harvard-Wide Teaching Awardee

Jennifer S. Lerner, Professor, has been selected as one of 12 faculty members nominated by their respective graduate student governments to give a lecture at the annual "One Harvard: Lectures That Last." The event recognizes outstanding teachers across all fields of instruction. Read more

APA Division 52 Award For The Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity

The Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity, by Veronica Benet-Martinez and Ying-yi Hong, is the winner of APA Division 52 (International Psychology) 2015 Global Psychology Book Award. Read more.

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 here to be published in SPSP's Community Updates.


Featured News

Powerful people are quick to notice injustice when they are victimized, research finds

Powerful people respond quickly to unfair treatment when they are the victims, but they are less likely to notice injustice when they benefit or when others are victimized. Read the Pacific Standard story.



From the SPSP Blog: Why Feeling Financially Constrained Makes You Want to Buy “Stuff”

People have a lot of choices when it comes to determining how to spend their discretionary money. Growing evidence suggests that how people choose to allocate this money can have a substantial impact on their happiness. Read more.



Upcoming Events

Annual conference of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP)
July 3-6, 2015
San Diego, California

Advances in the Science of Habits Conference
July 22-25, 2015
Catalina Island, California

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 Internation 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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Career Center

Full-time Research Specialist
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA USA

Lab Manager
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA USA

Lab Manager
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY USA

Research Assistant I
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT USA

Postdoctoral Research Associate Position at the Princeton Social Neuroscience Lab
Princeton University,
Princeton, NJ USA

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer
Cardiff University
Cardiff, Wales UK

Faculty Position in Marketing (Open Rank)
University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN USA

Postdoctoral Position in Evolutionary Psychology
Singapore Management University

PhD Student Position (Fully Funded)
University of Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

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