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Member Newsletter: May 2015

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Featured News

Member Exclusive


Convention News

Upcoming Events

Career Center


Featured News

A ‘Forest Instead of the Trees’ Viewpoint May Motivate Change after Negative Feedback 

Negative feedback can sting, but thinking about the big picture may help transform criticism into positive change. Read the NPR story



SPSP Blog: A Research Contest for Reducing Implicit Racial Biases

We know a lot about which interventions can work in isolation, but we don’t have a systematic understanding of which interventions are most effective. A research contest set out to find out more. Read more



Member Exclusive

Personality and Social Psychology Opportunities at the APA Convention 

The American Psychological Association’s annual convention, August 6-9 in Toronto, Canada, will feature an exciting slate of programming specifically targeted towards personality and social psychologists. Symposia on topics ranging from oxytocin to community resilience demonstrate the breadth of our fields. Read more about social and personality psychology programming here



SPSP to host reception at APS Convention

In conjunction with the Association for Psychological Science (APS), SPSP invites you to a reception at APS's 27th Annual Convention. The reception will occur on Friday, May 22 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Manhattan Ballroom, located on the 8th floor of the New York Mariott Marquis. Read more here


Don't Forget to Apply for SPSP's Annual Awards 

The deadline to apply for a number of SPSP's 2015 annual awards is June 1, 11:59 PM EST!  You can read more about each of SPSP's individual awards and necessary submission material on our website. To submit a nomination, visit our online submission portal

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Tips From a Young SAGE Scholar: Emily Impett

"In post number two of our series spotlighting the 2015 SAGE Young Scholars Award recipients, we meet Emily Impett, Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Check out some shared wisdom from Emily..." on Sage Connection.


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 on SPSP's Community Updates page and in next month’s newsletter

Member Spotlight: David Funder

David C. Funder is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. A past president of SPSP, he is also former editor of the Journal of Research in Personality and is the author of The Personality Puzzle, a widely-used textbook. Read our interview with him in our monthly Member Spotlight



Convention News

#2016SPSP Begins to Take Shape

It might feel like we were just in Long Beach, but it’s already time to start thinking about SPSP 2016. We’ll be returning to southern California—this time, in sunny San Diego! Here is some of the exciting programming to expect at next year's convention: 
  • An panel discussion on some core premises of human gene and cultural evolution.
  • A symposium on the promises of big-data, featuring work of economists, computer scientists, and psychologists.
  • NEW: Non-student data blitz, professional development and training track, teacher/scholar travel awards
Read more about the convention programming here.

New SPSP Teacher/Scholar Travel Awards

SPSP is excited to announce that it will be offering a limited number of Teacher/Scholar travel awards to support the participation of members who teach and work exclusively with undergraduate students. Read more about the new award here.

2015 Annual Convention Catch-Up

Don't forget to check out SPSP's YouTube channel! You can catch up on symposia from our 16th Annual Convention in Long Beach, California, and beyond.


Upcoming Events

SPSSI, A Road Less Traveled: Forging Links between Psychological Science and Social Policy
June 20-21, 2015
Washington, DC

The Fourth World Congress on Positive Psychology
June 25-28, 2015
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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

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

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

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

More Events 
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Career Center

12 funded Ph.D. Positions
German Primate Center

Professorial Lecturer, Social or Clinical Psychology
American University
Grant Writer/ Project coordinator
PhD Positions
Tilburg University
Social Science Research Coordinator
Stanford University
Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Psychology, University of Houston

President of the In-Mind Foundation
In-Mind Foundation

Postdoctoral Positions
York University

Lab Coordinator
Behavioral Lab Manager
UC San Diego, Rady School of Management

PhD position Neural Basis of Emotion Dynamics
PhD position Emotion Dynamics and Well-Being
KULeuven - University of Leuven 

Earl S. Johnson Instructor
University of Chicago

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