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eDialogue: August 31, 2018

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Recap from the SPSP Board Meeting

Reflecting on SPSP’s new strategic plan at its meeting earlier this month, the SPSP Board of Directors took several actions to promote diversity, promote transparency within SPSP governance, and position SPSP to further our goals in outreach and advocacy. Read more in this recap.

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Chris Chartier on the Psychological Science Accelerator

Reflecting on the second year of the Psychological Science Accelerator , Chris Chartier provides an overview of how it got its start, the many benefits of the Accelerator and where it is headed next. Read more in this recap.

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Community Updates
Member Spotlight: Lindsey Rodriguez
Lindsey Rodriguez teaches at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, where she also studies the effects of addictive behaviors on close relationships.
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#SPSPchat #10: Navigating the Advisor/Advisee Relationship
ICYMI: This month, our panel shared valuable tips and advice for navigating the advisor/advisee relationship.
Save the Date! #SPSPchat #11
Join us on Monday, September 17 from 1-2pm EDT when we discuss “navigating the postdoc” with guests Jin Goh, Evelyn Carter, Kira McCabe and Peter Mende-Siedlecki.
Book Announcements

• Emotional Success: The Power of Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride
- David DeSteno

•The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias
- Dolly Chugh

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