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Member Newsletter: July 28, 2016

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Member Feature

From the News Center


Community Updates

Convention Updates

Career Center

Upcoming Events


Member Feature

New Orleans, Austin Chosen to Host Future Conventions

SPSP is excited to announce two cities selected to host upcoming conventions. New Orleans has been selected as the 2020 host and Austin will be the 2021 host.




News Center

Agreeable Personalities Are More Likely to Help Strangers

Prosocial behaviors, such as willingness to help others, may be linked to specific personalities.  Based on new research agreeableness is one of the better predictors of prosocial behavior.


Timing Matters: Patterns of Emotion Dynamics Between Mothers and Children During Adolescence

Many go to social psychology research to explain how the mind works; however, researchers have begun to suggest psychologists shift their emphasis in the direction of prediction.


LGTB Equality Doesn't Exist - But Here's How to Fight for It

Social science research has begun to identify concrete actions to durably erode such hatred and create environments inclusive to LGTB people.


Open Letter to NPR's Invisibilia About "The Personality Myth"

A recent podcast from NPR's Invisibilia garnered attention from many current personality psychology researchers. Read SPSP Member Simine Vazire's response to the creators of the podcast.





Fall Small Grant Submission Deadline Approaching!

The deadline to apply for a SPSP Small Grant for the fall cycle is August 1. Don't miss the opportunity to receive up to $1,500 in funding! Learn more and apply now.


Foundation Award Portals Are Now Open

The Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology is now accepting applications for the Heritage Dissertation Research Awards and the SAGE Young Scholar Awards. Submissions will be accepted until October 15 and September 17, respectively.


Division 8 at the APA Convention

Join fellow social and personality psychologists in Denver, CO at the APA Convention from August 4 to 7. The amazing lineup of cross-discipline science will showcase the best of social and personality. Learn more about the upcoming convention.


Community Updates

Jennifer Fugate Begins New Position

SPSP Member Jennifer M.B. Fugate will be starting as an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts- Dartmouth in fall 2016. Read more.


We Want to Share Your News

Whether it’s professional (new job, book, award) or personal (wedding, children, passing of a colleague), let us help you share it with SPSP Members. Submit your announcement to be published in SPSP's Community Updates.




Convention Updates

Undergraduate Poster Submission Portals

The portal for Undergraduate Student Posters will be open from September 6 to 16. Get a head start and start preparing your submission now!


SPSP Convention Cliff Notes

Want to start prepping for the convention but pressed for time? SPSP has you covered! Check out our Convention Cliff Notes.




Career Center


*Featured* Assistant/Associate Professor: Micro-Organizational Behavior
Columbia Business School
New York, NY USA

*Featured* Assistant/Associate Professor: Organizational Behavior
Columbia Business School
New York, NY USA

*Featured* Cancer Prevention Fellow
National Cancer Institute
Rockville, MD USA

*Featured* CASBS Fellowship
The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS)
Stanford University, Stanford, CA USA

*Featured* Assistant or Associate Professor of Diversity Science
Washington University
St. Louis, MO USA

*Featured* Assistant Professor in Health Psychology
Carleton University
Ottawa, ON Canada

Assistant Professor
Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, MA USA

Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of Psychology
Finlandia University
Hancock, MI USA

Psychology (General), Full-Time Temporary Faculty
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN USA

Geropsychology/Health Psychology
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL USA

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Upcoming Events

23rd Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP)
July 30 to August 3, 2016
Nagoya, Japan

Science of Habits: The Habit-Driver Consumer
August 25-28, 2016
Catalina Island, CA USA

Social Section Annual Conference
August 31, 2016
Mercure Holland, Cardiff UK

The Caribbean Regional Conference of Psychology 2016
November 7 to 11, 2016
Port au Prince, Haiti

The 16th Annual Australian Conference on Personality and Individual Differences
November 18 to 19, 2016
Melbourne, Australia


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