You are here

Member Newsletter: October 22, 2015

Table of Contents

SPSP Book Review

From the News Center


Convention News

Featured Career Oppotunities

Career Center

Upcoming Events


SPSP Book Review

Mindwise: Why We Misunderstand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want by Nicholas Epley

The SPSP Book Prize for the Promotion of Social and Personality Science honors a book written by a psychologist that promotes an understanding of social and personality psychology science to the general public. The 2015 winner, Nicholas Epley's Mindwise: Why We Misunderstand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want, explores why people care about what others think.

Read a review of Mindwise by 2015 Media Award Nomination Panel Chair Kathleen Vohs.

Want to contribute a book review to the SPSP newsletter? Contact



From the News Center

Group-Affirmation and Biased Political Attitudes

If biased tendencies can be thwarted by affirming oneself as an individual person, what about affirming one’s group identity? Would affirming an important aspect of one’s political party membership have the same bias-reducing effect on political attitudes as affirming an aspect of one’s individual identity?


Judging Political Hearts and Minds

What if, rather than reflecting deep-rooted and stable personality differences, many of the differences we see between the behaviors of Republicans and Democrats were merely a product of the current political environment (“top-down” rather than “bottom-up)?  





Member Spotlight: Brenda Major, PhD

Brenda Major is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at UC Santa Barbara. She studies how people perceive and cope with stigma, prejudice, discrimination and stressful life events. She has authored more than 150 articles and book chapters and one book, and chaired the APA Task Force on Mental Health and Abortion. Read SPSP's interview with her.



Get the Most Out of SPSP Connect!

 SPSP Connect! is the primary SPSP member benefit for real-time discussions, professional connections, helpful resources, and important announcements for social and personality psychologists around the world. Learn how to best utilize SPSP Connect! with our new tutorial.

Follow @SPSPJobs on Twitter

Are you looking for a job in social and personality psychology? SPSP is here to help you get a leg up on the competition! Follow @SPSPJobs to get real-time tweets and updates on the newest postings in the SPSP Career Center.

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

Don't Want to Attend #SPSP2016 Alone? You Don't Have To with Guest Registration

SPSP Convention attendees can bring up to two guests ($95 each)! Guests can participate in a private guided tour of San Diego, a wine tasting at San Pasqual Winery, the Diversity and Climate Committee Reception, and the evening Poster Session and Social Hour. For more information on registering guests and what it includes visit our Guest Registration page


Reserve Your Hotel Room

The SPSP Hotel Block is already 70% full. Be sure to reserve your room now while there is still space available. If you are looking to save some money at SPSP's upcoming convention use our room-sharing portal and view the list of individuals looking for roommates to meet and connect with fellow SPSP members attending the convention.





Featured Career Opportunities

Faculty Position in Developmental Psychology

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA USA
The Psychology Department at Brandeis University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in developmental psychology... Read more

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Lifespan Development Psychology Lab

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA USA
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to work on longitudinal and intervention projects in the areas of personality, cognition, and health in adulthood. The position involves conducting research on multiple studies in an active lab... Read more

Assistant Professor in Social or Health Psychology

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC USA
Social Psychology and Cancer Research. The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Social or Health Psychology... Read more

Assistant Professor

University of Chicago Harris School, Chicago, IL USA
The Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago seeks applicants for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor whose research focuses on behavioral science (or closely related fields including behavioral economics, cognitive science, and social psychology) and whose work is relevant to public policy... Read more

Do you want to have a career opportunity featured in the SPSP Member Newsletter? Visit the SPSP Career Center to learn how.


Career Center

Chair, Department of Psychology
University of Mississippi
Oxford, MS USA

Tenure-Track Faculty Position
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Los Angeles, CA USA

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Brown University
Providence, RI USA

Social Scientist
FDA Center for Tobacco Products
Silver Spring, MD USA

Research Assistant
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL USA

Faculty Opening in Health Psychology
Chapman University
Orange, CA USA

Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC USA

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Lifespan Development Psychology Lab
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA USA

Assistant Professor – Social Neuroscience
University of Toronto, Scarborough
Toronto, ON Canada

Postdoctoral and Transition Program for Academic Diversity Fellowship Program
New York University
New York City, NY USA

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Applied/Experimental Psychology
Loyola University, Maryland
Baltimore, MD USA

Assistant Professor
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON Canada


More Opportunities
Post an Opportunity


Upcoming Events

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

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

The Society for Consulting Psychology International Congress and Mid-Winter Conference
February 4-7, 2016
Orlando, FL USA

96th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Associate
March 23-26, 2016
Las Vegas, NV USA

Society for Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP) Annual Conference
March 31-April 2, 2016
Brisbane, Australia

The 2nd World Conference on Personality
March 31-April 4, 2016
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

15th Biennial Conference on Behavioral Decision Research in Management (BDRM)
June 9-11, 2016
Toronto, Canada


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