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eDialogue: September 15, 2017

Kurt Gray on Developing an Open-Access, Online Measure of Imagination

Kurt Gray, a 2017 SAGE Young Scholar Award recipient, discusses his work to assess people’s creativity and to develop an open-access online measure of imagination.

Skinheads: Variations Within the Subculture
Not all skinheads are the same. There is more heterogeneity than one might expect within the subculture, as our conversation with SPSP member Robin Valeri and sociologist Kevin Borgeson revealed.
Preregistration: A Plan, Not a Prison
Alexander DeHaven of the Center for Open Science describes how you can modify preregistered research, and how to be as transparent as possible when changes are needed after data analysis has begun.
Chad Rummel Recognized as a Forty under 40 Honoree
SPSP Executive Director Chad Rummel was named one of the Association Forum and USAE Weekly’s Forty under 40 Award winners of 2017.
Have You Been Affected by Hurricane Harvey or Irma?
Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by these recent events, and we encourage you to apply for a hardship dues waiver if your finances have been impacted.
Congratulations to the Newest Small Research Grantees
Jessica Boyette-Davis, Regine Debrosse, Janina Steinmetz, Katherine White, Matthew Wice, Katherine Wolsiefer, and Connor Wood had their research funded by the last cycle of the Small Research Grant Program. The next cycle will accept applications from September 15 – November 15, 2017.
Students, Apply for a Dissertation Research Award!
The Heritage Dissertation Research Awards provide $1,000 grants to assist with the costs of conducting dissertation research in personality and social psychology. Apply for a 2017 award by October 15.
What Do You Want to See in This Newsletter?
Have a great idea for SPSP member newsletter content, or want to contribute? Reach out!


Community Updates
Member Spotlight: Peary Brug
Peary Brug is the Program Director for Psychology at St. Mary’s University. His research focuses on developing a better understanding of the social psychological impact that integration has on majority and minority groups in Western cultures.
David Chan Receives Fellow Status from Psychology Associations
David is a Fellow of SPSP, the American Psychological Association and APA Division 8, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Association for Psychological Science, and the International Association of Applied Psychology.
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
#SPSP2018 Registration Now Open – Register Today!
Registration for the 2018 Annual Convention taking place March 1-3, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia is now open! Register early to get your top pick of the 30 preconferences being offered.
Secure Your #SPSP2018 Housing
Secure your housing in the official SPSP hotel block now, and take advantage of discounted rates before our block is full.
Submit an Undergraduate Poster
Attention, undergraduates: Submit a poster for #SPSP2018 before the portal closes on September 19! Your data does not have to be fully collected and analyzed to submit.
Apply for a Diversity Fund Undergraduate Registration Award
Undergraduate students and recent graduates from underrepresented groups are invited to apply for complimentary registration to #SPSP2018. Get your application in before the September 19 deadline.
Things to Do in Atlanta: Fernbank Museum of Natural History
See the largest dinosaurs in the world, fossils dating back to the Jurassic period, a saltwater aquarium, rose garden, and 75 acres of nature adventures, including elevated walkways and old-growth trees.
Things to Do in Atlanta: Skyview Atlanta
Experience Atlanta from new heights atop the SkyView Ferris wheel! Take in a panoramic view of downtown Atlanta and the surrounding area from a climate-controlled gondola nearly 20 stories up.
News Center
Religious Affiliation Impacts Language Use on Facebook
A recent study found the use of positive emotion and social words is associated with religious affiliation, whereas use of negative emotion and cognitive processes is more common for those who are not religious than those who are religious.
Looking for Similarities Can Bring Marginalized Groups Together
Recent research explores how stigma-based solidarity can be fostered between groups that are stigmatized along different dimensions of identity by highlighting struggles shared by both groups.
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
10/12 - 10/14/17: ARUPS Congress 2017, Bali, Indonesia
10/23 - 10/24/17: Creativity Conference, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
11/3 - 11/4/17: Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists (SSSP) Conference, Jacksonville, FL
Career Center
★ Assistant Professor of PsychologyUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst
★ Assistant/ Associate ProfessorBrandeis University
★ Assistant Professor of Psychology, Social PsychologyRutgers University, Newark
★ Open-Ranked, Tenured or Tenure-Track Professor of PsychologyUniv. of Kansas
★ Assistant/Associate Professor of Behavioral ScienceUniversity of Chicago Booth School of Business
★ Program OfficerTempleton Religion Trust
★ Data Scientist / Statistician - Predictive Modeling, NLU, Psychological InterventionsHappify
★ Tenure Track Social Psychology PositionSt. Olaf College
★ Assistant Professor of Psychology: Science of Well-Being, Wake Forest University
Additional Job Openings
Assistant Professor - Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management, University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management
Assistant Professor of Social Psychology, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Assistant Professor in Health Psychology, Carleton University
Assistant Professor of Social/Personality Psychology, Univ. of Washington
Associate/Full Professor in any area of Psychological Science, Montana State University
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Bradley University
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Georgetown University
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto (St. George campus downtown)
Assistant Professor, Eastern Kentucky University
Assistant Professor in Social Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz
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