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Member Newsletter: March 2019

March 2019

To counter the isolation and stigmatization that LGBT people experience in academic settings, Drs. Lisa Aspinwall and Lisa Diamond created GASP—the GLBT Alliance in Social and Personality Psychology.

Ashley Whillans is an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Business School. In her previous life, she worked as a professional actor in television, theater and film. We were curious to learn what these distinct professions might have in common.

Kristin Nicole Dukes is the Dean for Institutional Diversity at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. Her research focuses on stereotyping, prejudice, and social justice.

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Our first Summer forum will combine elements of a scientific conference and a hands-on workshop. Be sure to register before July 1 for Early Bird pricing!

Share your research around data acquisition, data analysis and data interpretation. The deadline to submit is Monday, April 1 at 11:59 PM ET.

SPSP will offer a limited number of registration awards to support graduate students and non-student members who teach and/or work exclusively with undergraduate students. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET.


Our annual awards recognize contributions to the field of personality and social psychology. Awardees are recognized at the Annual Convention. Nominations close June 1, 2019.

SPSP Members who have earned their PhD more than 10 years ago and have made an extraordinary and distinctive contribution to Social Psychology are encouraged to apply. Self-nominations are welcome. Deadline is June 1.

The National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology conference will be held in January, 2020. Each year, SPSP sends one member to present. To be eligible, submit your proposal by April 1, 2019.

The summer application portal is now open. These grants provide funding for SPSP members who work at institutions that do not provide financial support for research. Apply by April 15.

Have an idea for a small conference, but in need of funding? Consider applying for a Small Conference Grant. The submission portal opens April 1.

Recently Published

From Stanford social psychologist, MacArthur “Genius” award recipient, and SPSP Member Jennifer Eberhardt.

Edited by SPSP Members John E. Edlund and Austin Lee Nichols

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).

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ICYMI: This month, we discussed with (Millikin University), (Seattle Pacific University), and (Haverford College).

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Join us for our next Q&A on Thursday, April 11, 2:00-3:00pm EDT when we chat with Journal Editors (The University of New South Wales, Sydney), (The University of British Columbia), and (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign).

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