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SPSP relies on its members to provide volunteer leadership and support for its programs, events, awards and publications. Make the most out of your membership and volunteer today. SPSP offers many volunteer opportunities ranging from high participation levels (Board of Directors) to projects that allow you to engage throughout the year as your schedule permits. Customize your volunteer experience based on your interests and schedule. Below are some of our current positions that will be filled in the coming weeks. If you are interested, please click the link below to apply for a position. The committees listed below are only accepting non-student members at this time.
Cooper Elected President of SPSP   Lynne Cooper elected to serve as president of the world’s largest society of social and personality psychology researchers WASHINGTON, DC—Lynne Cooper, Curators’ Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri, has been elected the 2018 president of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). Cooper will serve as SPSP’s president‐elect in 2017 and past president in 2019.                       
SPSP ANNUAL AWARDS PORTALS CLOSE JUNE 1, 2016   About SPSP Annual Awards
The day before our Annual Convention begins each year marks an important day of networking, learning, and discussion on various subcategories of our field. These intensive, topic specific preconferences are one of the highlights of the convention experience each year. Preconference content is chosen and organized by our members and this programming comes to life with the logistical support of the SPSP Central Office staff. We’re now accepting applications for preconferences. Each year as more topics emerge and more attendees are interested in attending, space becomes more and more limited. Due to space limitations not all applications are guaranteed acceptance.
It’s that time of year again! Time to gather your thoughts and start planning your submissions for #SPSP2017! SPSP invites proposals for symposia and individual presentations for the Eighteenth Annual Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), which will be held January 19-21, in San Antonio, Texas. We welcome submissions on your latest insights across the whole range of topics relevant to personality and social psychology.
By Wendy Wood, SPSP President This annual report on the employment of recent Ph.D. is part of SPSP’s continuing analysis of the field. This information is useful to students considering attending graduate school, those in a graduate program who may wish to tailor their training to particular opportunities, and graduate advisors devising training. The data below are from the NSF's survey of earned doctorates*. In the 5 years between 2010 and 2014, 1138 Ph.D.s were earned in social psychology and 102 in personality.

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