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eDialogue: March 22, 2018

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Alison Ledgerwood Starts a New (and Different) Conversation

SPSP member and winner of this year’s Service to the Field Award Alison Ledgerwood explains what led her to start (and moderate) a Facebook discussion forum that now has nearly 8,000 active members.

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Finding Success in the Non-academic Job Market

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!
Apply Now for a Small Research Grant
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.
Social Psychological and Personality Science Journal Seeks New Editor
The Consortium for Social Psychological and Personality Science has opened nominations for this 4-year editor-in-chief role. Nominate yourself or a peer today. The term starts July 1, 2019.
What Do You Want to See in This Newsletter?
Have a great idea for SPSP member newsletter content, or want to contribute? Reach out!


Convention Updates
Student Poster Awards Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the Student Poster Awards at our recent Atlanta convention: Jeremy Feiger, Jennifer LaCosse, Arthur Marsden, Jessica Paek, Emily Powell, Troy Steiner, and Basima Tewfik.
Inside the Grant Panel Winner
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.
Watch the 2018 Presidential Plenary from Atlanta
Missed the convention? The live Facebook stream featuring Lynne Cooper, Veronica Benet-Martinez, Steven Heine, Richard Lucas and Yuichi Shoda is available on-demand for you to view.
The Importance of Social Psychological and Personality Research in the Age of Trump
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.
Mark Your Calendar for #SPSP2019 in Portland!
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)
Community Updates
Member Spotlight: Jerry Clore
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.
Recently Published
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.
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).
News Center
ICYMI: #SPSP2018 Coverage
Discover sessions and topics you might have missed during #SPSP2018. Catch up with coverage from our team of science writers on Character & Context.
Creating Diverse Schools and Workplaces Requires Inclusion
Minorities working in diverse organizations may still have feelings of discrimination. New research shows institutions need to focus on inclusion, and not just the numbers.
Neuroticism Could Be 'Sleeper Effect' in Trump and Brexit Campaigns
Research reveals a new trend that could help explain the rise of fearmongering and populist candidates.
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
4/4 - 4/5/18: 2018 Consortium of European Research on Emotion (CERE) conference, Glasgow, Scotland
6/7 - 6/9/18: Behavioral Decision Research in Management 2018, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
6/18 - 6/19/18: 6th Annual International Weight Stigma Conference, Leeds, UK
7/5 - 7/11/18: ISSAS 2018 - The development of emotions, Geneva, Switzerland
7/11 - 7/14/18: Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Career Center
★  Associate Professorship in Social PsychologyUniversity of Copenhagen
★  Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in Social PsychologyUniversity of Copenhagen
★  Visiting Professor - PsychologyFurman University
★  Post-Doctoral Fellow - Peace and ConflictUMass Amherst
★ Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Management and OrganizationsDuke University
★ R&D Manager, Behavioral ScienceLenddoEFL
★ Associate Researcher of Applied Mathematics & StatisticsFuture Laboratories LLC
★ Associate Researcher of Behavioral EconomicsFuture Laboratories LLC
Additional Job Openings
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Cultural & Social Psychology, Korea University
Temporary Assistant Professor of Psychology, Xavier University of Louisiana
Lab Manager, Duke Identity & Diversity Lab, Duke University
Lab Manager, Anderson Behavioral Lab, UCLA
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Arizona
Research Assistant Position in Behavioral Science of Ethics and Decision-Making, Geisinger Health System
Peace and Conflict Neuroscience Lab postdoctoral researchers (2), University of Pennsylvania
Instructor, Butler University
Visiting Assistant Professor, Colby College
Kravis Post-doc Fellow in Social and Behavioral Sciences, Environmental Defense Fund
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