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eDialogue: July 20, 2017

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Virtual Reality, Tangible Benefits
SPSP members Marianne Schmid Mast and Susan Persky discuss how they’re using virtual reality in their research, and share how using the technology delivers out-of-this-world benefits.
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The Inside Scoop on B-School Life
Five SPSP members who work in a business school discuss what their chosen work setting is like, and give advice for those seeking to get their foot in the door.
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What’s It Like to Be the Editor of PSPB?
Duane Wegener is the past editor of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (PSPB). He shares why he got involved, the rewards of the review process, and future trends he sees coming down the pike.
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Putting Hypotheses to the Test
David Mellor of the Center for Open Science outlines how preregistration can eliminate the ambiguity regarding whether a study is exploratory or confirmatory research in a post on the LSE Impact Blog.
August 1 Community Catalyst Grant Application Deadline
Applications are being accepted until August 1 for grants of up to $1,500 in funding to build up communities of members from underrepresented groups.
August 1 Small Research Grant Application Deadline
Applications are being accepted through August 1 for grants of up to $1,500 in funding for SPSP members who work at institutions that do not provide financial support for research.
Apply or Nominate a Peer for a SAGE Young Scholar Award
These awards recognize outstanding young researchers and provide $5,000 to use for research, study, or conference travel. Apply now or nominate a peer.
Students: Apply for $1000 to Fund Your Dissertation Research
The Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology will award six grants of $1,000 each to assist with the costs of conducting social-personality dissertation research.
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Community Updates
Member Spotlight: Janetta Lun
Janetta is a Senior Behavioral Scientist at the National Institutes of Health, where she develops and evaluates evidence-based programs and education to enhance scientific workforce diversity.
Derek Isaacowitz Tapped as Journal Editor
Effective January 2018, SPSP Fellow Derek Isaacowitz will become the psychological sciences editor-in-chief of The Journal of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.
Thomas F. Pettigrew Receives Centennial Award
Thomas F. Pettigrew received Harvard University Graduate School’s Centennial Medal. The medal recognizes significant contributions to society, and is considered the Graduate School’s highest honor.
New Book: Ageism, Second Edition
Todd Nelson, Ph.D., is pleased to announce the publication of a new book he edited called "Ageism: Stereotyping and Prejudice Against Older Persons (2nd Ed.)" (MIT Press).
Book Announcement: Skinhead History, Identity, and Culture
Kevin Borgeson and Robin Maria Valeri are pleased to announce the publication of Skinhead History, Identity, and Culture
We Want to Share Your News
Share your news with the SPSP community, whether it’s professional (a new job, book, or award) or personal (a wedding, children, or the passing of a colleague).
Convention Updates
Submission Portals Close July 25
July 25 is the deadline to submit your work for #SPSP2018. Be sure to download the relevant submission guide and instructions on navigating the new portal prior to submitting.
Things to Do in Atlanta: Georgia Aquarium
Swim with whale sharks, feed a dolphin, view the only manta rays in a U.S. aquarium, and see thousands of other animals.
Things to Do in Atlanta: Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View
Situated on the 71-73 floors of the Westin Peachtree Plaza, the Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar, and View feature exciting culinary and cocktail experiences set against breathtaking panoramas of Atlanta.
News Center
To Attract More Students to STEM, Highlight Communal Aspects
New research highlights the importance of showing students the communal aspects of STEM careers in order to attract more students to STEM classes and careers.
Trump’s Climate Policy May Backfire
Has Donald Trump unwittingly created a paradoxical intervention? Matthew Adams of the University of Brighton discusses the possible creation of a resurgent superordinate identity as a result of his actions.
Tell Us About Your Research
If you’ve recently been in the news, have research you want to share with the media, or are interested in writing for our blog, please email SPSP’s Public & Media Relations Manager at the link above!
Upcoming Events
May - August 2017: 2017 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social ResearchAnn Arbor, MI, & Other Cities
8/24 - 8/27/17: Science of Habits - Behavior Change Interventions for Health HabitsTwo Harbors, Catalina Island, California, USA
8/29 - 9/1/17: 18th European Conference on Developmental PsychologyUtrecht, Netherlands
10/12 - 10/14/17: ARUPS Congress 2017, Bali, Indonesia
11/3 - 11/4/17: Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists (SSSP) Conference, Jacksonville, FL
Career Center
★ Psychology - CFS Professional FacultyBrigham Young University
★ Postdoctoral Research AssociateArizona State University
Additional Job Openings
Social Psychology, Western University
Adjunct Faculty - Master's in Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies
Adjunct Faculty - Community Mental Health, California Institute of Integral Studies
Assistant Teaching-track Professor, Carnegie Mellon University Qatar
Tenure Track Faculty Position in Management and Organizations, Duke Univ.
Assistant Professor of Social-Personality Psychology, Queen's University
The Stead Family Chair in International Philanthropy, Indiana University
Melvin Simon Chair in Philanthropy, Indiana University
Assistant Professor - Social Justice Researcher, Lehigh University
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Social-Personality Psychology, University of Rochester
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