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Member Newsletter: March 10, 2016

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SPSP: People, Research, & Networking


Featured Career Oppotunities

Career Center

Upcoming Events


From the News Center

Do Infectious Diseases Dampen Innovation?

Feature ImageSocial and personality psychologists are now exploring how the threat of disease can dampen our willingness to take risks. This lack of risk taking has implications for economics, innovation, and even authoritarian governments.


Why is it So Tough for Some to Exorcise the Ghosts of Their Romantic Past?

Feature ImageWhy is it that some people continue to be haunted by the ghosts of their romantic pasts, struggling to let go of the pain of rejection? New research suggests that rejection actually makes some people redefine themselves – and their future romantic prospects.


Emotional Costs for Parents Who Put On a Happy Face for Their Children

Feature ImageRecent research suggests that parents’ attempts to suppress negative and amplify positive emotions during child care can detract from their well-being and high-quality parent–child bonds.



SPSP: People, Research, & Networking

Reflections from the SPSP Annual Convention

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Hear from some of SPSP's members at the 2016 Annual Convention and mark your calendars for next year's convention on January 19-21, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas! Program submission will open mid-summer.




Member Spotlight: Ravi Iyer

Ravi IyerRavi Iyer is the Chief Data Scientist for Ranker and the executive director of Civil Politics. He consults with numerous technology startups that leverage psychology into their products, publishes in both popular and scholarly publications, and speaks at  academic, industry, and popular events.

Read the SPSP Member Spotlight on Ravi.


SPSP Award Nomination Portals Open March 15

Feature ImageThe portals for SPSP's Annual Awards will open March 15 and close June 1. Both self-nominations and nominations by a colleague or student will be accepted. 

View the full list of awards to and start getting nomination materials together!


The Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award

Thomas PettigrewThe American Sociological Association has announced that Thomas Pettigrew of the University of California, Santa Cruz, will receive the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award in August. The Award recognizes lifetime contributions to the study and amelioration of racial discrimination.

Read more community updates.


We Want to Share Your News

Feature ImageWhether 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.



Featured Career Opportunities

Research Director

HeterodoxAcademy, New York, NY USA
We are seeking a talented and experienced researcher with some tech skills to help run two projects that use social science research to improve major American institutions... Read more

Postdoctoral Research Professional

Center for Decision Research, University of Chicago Booth Business School, Chicago, IL USA
This position is designed to support a talented behavioral scientist in generating significant research contributions to relevant disciplines (e.g., psychology, economics)... Read more

Lab Manager

University of Maryland College Park, MD USA
The Culture Lab at the University of Maryland is seeking a full-time lab manager to assist Dr. Michele J. Gelfand coordinate and conduct studies... Read more


Career Center

Summer Internship Program for BA/MA Students
University of Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

NYU Stern School of Business
New York, NY USA

Government Relations Associate
Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA)
Washington, DC USA

Two Senior Lecturer Positions in Social Psychology
Murdoch University
Perth, AL Australia

Postdoctoral Position in Social Factors in Health
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Postdoctoral Fellow in Social Psychology
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA USA

One Year Visiting Professor of Psychology
Hendrix College
Conway, AR USA

Postdoctoral fellow in Social and Decision Sciences
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA USA


More Opportunities
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Upcoming Events

96th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Associate
March 23 to 26, 2016
Las Vegas, NV USA

Society for Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP) Annual Conference
March 31 to April 2, 2016
Brisbane, Australia

The 2nd World Conference on Personality
March 31 to April 4, 2016
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

4th Annual International Weight Stigma Conference
April 29 to 30, 2016
Vancouver, Canada

15th Biennial Conference on Behavioral Decision Research in Management (BDRM)
June 9 to 11, 2016
Toronto, Canada

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