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eDialogue: June 28, 2018

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Communicating Science-Based Perspectives with the Op-Ed

One way to amplify your research is through an opinion essay. The added exposure of a well-placed article can provide a significant career boost, too.

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Donor Spotlight: Bill Chopik

As a student, Bill Chopik made the most of the great benefits available through SPSP. He is now giving back, both financially and with his time.

New Video Series on Personality Psychology
Featuring five prominent scholars in the field, the SPSP-produced series provides an introduction to some of the major topics in the field.
Learn the Art of the Elevator Pitch
In this new video, SPSP faculty and students share tips and examples on preparing for your big moment.
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The program for San Francisco features cross-disciplinary sessions that showcase a diversity of topics, current issues, and scientific progress. Also, join us for a social hour on Friday, August 10.
Volunteer to Get Involved with SPSP
We rely heavily upon the knowledge and expertise of our members - consider joining our group of more than 200 volunteers!
Aggregator Tool Coming to SPSP Blog
This new feature pulls content from more than 100 social and personality blogs.
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This month, our panel discuss the important role of allies in personality and social psychology.
Apply for a Community Catalyst Grant
Have an idea for a meeting to gather members from underrepresented groups? Applications are being accepted through August 1.
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: Chris Soto
An associate professor of psychology at Colby College, Chris’s research examines personality measurement, lifespan personality development, and how personality characteristics relate with life outcomes.
Susan Cross Selected Chair of Iowa State University’s Psychology Department
Susan previously served as their director of graduate education and begins her new role on July 1. Congratulations Susan!
Carsten de Dreu Receives Spinoza Prize
A top award for science in the Netherlands, a Spinoza, says de Dreu, "opens up a world of possibilities."
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
Prepare Your SPSP 2019 Submissions - Portal Opens July 9
It’s a short window of time to submit, so don’t wait to start collecting the necessary information. Submission guides and an overview video are available to help get you started.
Find Collaborators for Your Submission
With the portal opening soon, now is the perfect time to connect with collaborators. Find a symposium to join or reach out to someone with similar interests.
Get Feedback on Your Abstract
Our Abstract Check service is available for non-native English speakers and others who would like feedback on their submission. Hurry – the last day to submit for review is July 6.
Pick Your 2019 Preconference!
Enhance your convention experience with one of our one-day mini-conferences. New for 2019: Existential Psychology, Sexual Violence and Shared Reality and Authenticity.
Secure Funding for Travel to SPSP 2019
Multiple awards will be available to help support students, teachers and scholars traveling to Portland.
Presidential Plenary Announced!
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News Center
Religious Affiliation Linked to Nearly 4-year Longevity Boost
A nationwide study of obituaries suggests a strong connection between a religious life and life longevity.
Want Narcissists to Donate to Your Cause? Make it About Them
New research suggests narcissistic people are more likely to donate to a charity when they are able to imagine themselves in the victim’s situation.
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
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
★ Postdoctoral ResearcherNational Univ. of Singapore
★ Yale B-School Prof Seeks Rockstar Research Assistant for Best-selling Influence Bookwith Zoe Chance at Yale School of Management
★ Chief Scientific OfficerAmerican Psychological Association
★ Meetings ManagerSociety for Personality and Social Psychology
Additional Job Openings
Assistant Professor, University of Virginia
Lab Manager, Harvard University
Behavioral Scientist, Altria
Laboratory Manager, Georgetown University
Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, Yale University
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Northeastern University
Program Director/Core Faculty Member - Organizational Psychology,
Alliant International University
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto
Senior Data Analyst - Research, College Transition Collaborative
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