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Taking the long view: Emotion over time

Woman with red heart balloon in her hand jumping in the air over a green field
It’s an old canard that “a picture is worth a thousand words.”  Recent research presented at SPSP’s 16th Annual Convention in Long Beach suggested that when it comes to understanding emotional experience, though, a momentary “snapshot” of the influences on emotion at a particular moment in time only tells a small part of the story.
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SPSPotlight: March 2015

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Exciting New Trends in Social & Personality Psychology

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Excellence in Science Journalism Award

The Excellence in Science Journalism Award is a service award that honors a member of the media for excellence in coverage of the personality and social psychology field. Recipients may be recognized for a particular piece of media coverage published in 2017 or for a distinguished record of disseminating knowledge of the field to the general public.

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About the Award

The Excellence in Science Journalism Award honors a member of the media for excellence in coverage of the personality and social psychology field. Recipients may be recognized for a particular piece of media coverage published in 2016 or for a distinguished record of disseminating knowledge of the field to the general public. Blogs and op-eds written by academics are not eligible.

The recipient will receive a $500 honorarium and accompanying plaque which are presented at the Awards Ceremony held at the SPSP Annual Convention, as well as a complimentary one-year SPSP membership. The winner also receives complimentary registration and travel to the convention, plus a three night hotel stay.

 

Book Prize for the Promotion of Social and Personality Science

The SPSP Book Prize for the Promotion of Social and Personality Science is a prize for a single outstanding contribution that honors a book written by a psychologist that makes a distinctive and important contribution to the field by promoting an understanding of the science of social and personality psychology to the general public.  

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The aim of this prize is to give recognition to the best book of the year that presents social and personality psychology to broader audiences. Edited, ghost-written, and co-written books are eligible for this award, and submitters will be asked to clarify the roles of such contributors during the application process.

The recipient will receive a $500 honorarium and an accompanying plaque, which are presented at the annual Awards Ceremony held at the SPSP Annual Convention, as well as a complimentary one-year SPSP membership.

Nick Brown

Nick Brown

Nicolas Brown is Ph.D. candidate at Florida Atlantic University. He is also works as the President of the Graduate Student Commitee


 

Why did you join SPSP?

I joined SPSP as an undergraduate so that I could connect with colleagues conducting cutting-edge research in personality/social psychology.

 

Personality and Place: New Insights on Person-Environment Links

Psychological traits, such as personality and well-being, are spatially and regionally clustered within cities, states, countries, and the world. Four presentations showcase cutting-edge research that investigates how traits are spatially and geographically clustered, what mechanisms drive the uneven distribution of traits, and the consequences of these spatial patterns. The presentations are part of a symposium featured at the SPSP 16th Annual Convention in Long Beach, California.

Life satisfaction and location

Psychology of Food Choice: Challenging the Status Quo

Researchers are challenging conventional beliefs about the effectiveness of traditional strategies for encouraging healthy eating. The symposium, "Challenging Misconceptions About the Psychology of Food Choice," includes four presentations that tackle issues such as the harmfulness of weight-stigma, encouraging healthy choices, and strategies to help children and teens. The symposium is featured at the SPSP 16th Annual Convention in Long Beach, California.

Helping kids eat more vegetables

Finding Psychological Insights Through Social Media

Social media has opened up a new digital world for psychology research. Four researchers will be discussing new methods of language analysis, and how social media can be leveraged to study personality, mental and physical health, and cross-cultural differences. The speakers will be presenting their research during the symposium "Finding Psychological Signal in a Billion Tweets: Measurement Through the Language of Social Media," at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) 16th Annual Convention in Long Beach, California.

Collaborating with computer scientists

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