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eDialogue: May 31, 2018

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Building Community Among SPSP’s Black Membership

Evelyn Carter and Ivy Onyeador, with the help of a Community Catalyst Grant from SPSP, developed BlaSPR - a retreat providing resources and support for junior Black scholars.

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COSSA Event Highlights Need to Educate Government Leaders on Social Sciences

SPSP Member John Paul Wilson attended the Science Policy Conference and Social Science Advocacy Day. He shares his thoughts and impressions of this important annual event.

Social Psychological and Personality Science Journal Seeks New Editor
The Consortium for Social Psychological and Personality Science is still accepting nominations for this 4-year editor-in-chief role. Nominate yourself or a peer today. The term starts July 1, 2019.
SPSP Condemns Persecution of Turkish Scholars
SPSP has joined five other professional associations to condemn the ongoing persecution of our colleagues in Turkish universities.
Participate in the 2018 SPSP Climate Survey
Please take a moment to complete this short survey developed by the Diversity and Climate Committee.
Apply for a Community Catalyst Grant
Have an idea for a meeting to gather members from underrepresented groups? Applications are being accepted May 1 – August 1 for the next cycle of grants (up to $1,500).
Apply Now for a Small Conference Grant
Have an idea for a small conference, but in need of funding? Consider applying for a Small Conference Grant. The submission portal is open through July 1.
New Items Now Available in the SPSP Store
New t-shirt styles, water bottles and other SPSP-branded products are now available to members at reduced prices.
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: Tera Letzring
Tera Letzring leads the Personality Judgment Lab at Idaho State University, where she also teaches psychology and serves as the director of experimental training. Her research focuses on the accuracy of person perception.
New #SPSPchat: Women in Social and Personality Psychology
SPSP members Veronica Lamarche, Cynthia Pickett and Sonja Lyubomirsky tackle some big issues for women working in academia, including emotional labor, parenting and the effects of #MeToo.
Mahzari Banaji Inducted as Member of the National Academy of Sciences
Congratulations to Mahzari for receiving this highest of honors for achievements in scientific research.
SPSP Mourns the Passing of Mel Jaffa
Longtime member and supporter of SPSP, Mel taught and conducted research at Central Michigan University for more than forty years.
Lisa Feldman Barrett Named President-Elect for the Association of Psychological Science
The University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University was also recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Video Interview with Brenda Major
In this first installment of our “Out of the Lab” series, SPSP Member Keith Maddox sat down with Brenda Major at our Atlanta convention for a candid conversation about her research, career and favorite TV shows.
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
Mark Your Calendar for #SPSP2019 in Portland!
Be sure to add these important dates and deadlines to your calendar today!
Host a Preconference at #SPSP2019!
Held the day before the annual convention kicks off in Portland, these day-long sessions focus on the various subcategories of our field. Act quickly – completed applications should be returned no later than June 8.
Programming Submission Portal Available July 9 - 24
Get up to speed on the various types of programming submissions that will be accepted for #SPSP2019. Watch our overview video and download submission guides.
Collaboration Zone Now Available
Submit information about your research or review postings by colleagues to find like-minded collaborators for the upcoming convention.
News Center
Why Do People Listen To “Experts” Even When They Are Inaccurate?
A series of three experiments examines why people listen to the advice of “gurus” and “experts” who perform no better than chance.
Avoiding Information to Protect An Intuitive Preference
A series of studies examines situations when a strong intuitive desire conflicts with a more reasoned response.
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
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
★ Meetings ManagerSociety for Personality and Social Psychology
★ Senior Researcher, MindworksGreenpeace
★ Freelance Researcher and WriterPsychologyCompass
★ Postdoctoral Research FellowRice University
★ Behavioral Research FellowNorthwestern University Kellogg School of Management
Additional Job Openings
Research Professor - Social and Cultural Psychology, University of Leuven
Post-doctoral Scholar in Social/Health Psychology, University of California, Merced
Instructor of Social Psychology, Ball State University
Postdoctoral Fellow, York University
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor, University of Exeter
Postdoctoral Associate, New York University
Research Specialist/Lab Manager, University of Wisconsin Madison
Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis
PhD Student, Université Grenoble Alpes
Lab Manager, Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business
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