We asked these early career members to share their experiences seeking and working in non-academic careers, and why more students and soon-to-be PhDs might consider a similar path.
SPSP Launches New Summer Seminar
Just after the annual convention the SPSP Board of Directors approved plans to roll out a new Summer Seminar starting in 2019. SPSP will release a call for proposals from its members to host a collaborative two-day experience that focuses on a topic that crosses sub-disciplinary boundaries. Proposals will be evaluated on multiple factors with preference given to those that specifically highlight diversity of attendees, speakers, and ideas. This smaller program for 200-300 people is specifically designed to encourage alternate formats for interaction other than the traditional formats seen at the annual convention each year. Stay tuned for more information and keep an eye out for the call for proposals this fall!
The summer Small Research Grant application portal is now open. These grants provide funding for SPSP members who work at institutions that do not provide financial support for research. The application deadline is April 15, 2018.
Emorie Beck of Washington University in St. Louis was selected as the winner for her submission Personalized Interventions: Using Networks to Change Behavior and Predict Outcomes. A panel of social and personality reviewers awarded this small grant at a live competition during our recent convention.
Also available via Facebook, this popular invited session moderated by Kerry Kawakami features five presentations of research that strives to understand the success and potential impact of Donald Trump.
Be sure to add these important dates and deadlines to your calendar today!
Convention in Portland (February 7 - 9)
Program Submissions and Travel Awards (July 9 - 24)
Registration & Housing Opens (August 16)
Speaker Registration Deadline (January 8)
Longtime SPSP member and avid sailor Jerry Clore had the distinct honor of being hand-picked by his university faculty to be a personality psychologist. Here, he tells us more about his research on emotion and its cognitive consequences.
From SPSP member Gene Borgida: Collaboration in Psychological Science is a collection of essays by 35 leading psychological and social scientists. Each essay offers a distinctive perspective on the collaborative research process—its pros and cons, challenges and benefits, practical implications and ethical dilemmas.
From SPSP member Victor Karandashev: Test of Implicit Associations in Relationship Attitudes offers new advancement in the development of implicit methods to study relationship attitudes and presents evidence of validity and reliability of a new method for implicit association research.