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Member Newsletter: December 22, 2015

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From the News Center


Convention News

Featured Career Oppotunities

Career Center

Upcoming Events


From the News Center

What Do People Find Incompatible with Casual Determinism

Feature ImagePhilosophers have long debated whether a causally deterministic universe poses a threat to free will and moral responsibility. Recently, social psychologists have joined the discussion, exploring how ordinary people think about this topic.

Living Happily in a Material World: Material Purchases can Bring Happiness

Feature ImageWith holiday shopping season in full swing, everyone's looking for the perfect gift.  For those who like to shop, there's good news: Material things can bring happiness





Member Feature: What to Expect in 2016

SPSP LogoSPSP has worked to promote social and personality psychology, disseminate knowledge to the field and public, and provide opportunities to its members in 2015. The Society is excited to implement even more new changes and innovations moving into 2016. 

Check out all of the new programs coming to SPSP in 2016.


Member Spotlight: Shige Oishi, PhD

Oishi ShigeShige Oishi is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia. He has published over 140 articles and chapters on culture, social ecology, and well-being, and two books. He served as an associate editor for PSPB from 2008 to 2010, and was an associate editor for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology between 2011 and 2015. Read SPSP's interview with him.


Apply for the EASP Summer School

The EASP Summer School, organized every two years, provides an ideal educational opportunity to learn about theory, methodology, and research design in social psychology, while also honing communication and presentational skills. It also provides graduate students the chance to meet international graduate students and receive instruction and supervision from senior social psychologists drawn from Europe and the rest of the world. The 2016 EASP Summer School will be hosted at University of Exeter. SPSP will select five students from the US or Canada to attend and reimburse up to $750 in expenses. The application portal is open now, and will close February 15, 2016.

Give the Gift of SPSP Membership

This holiday season give a friend, colleague, or student the gift of SPSP membership, giving them access to new research, reduced registration rates for our Annual Convention, and an online network of over 7,000 personality and social psychologists. 


We Want to Share Your News

NewspapersWhether 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 News

Download the #SPSP Mobile App

App for PhoneWith just 48 days until convention, browse through events and get a head start on planning with the 2016 convention mobile app. Not sure how to use it? Check out the app tutorial to learn how to create an account, make custom schedules and connect with attendees!



Sign up for the GSC peer Advisor Match-up

Peer MatchThe Peer Match-Up Program run by the GSC introduces new-to-the-field attendees to fellow convention attendees who have ample experience. Sign up to participate as an advisor or an advisee.


Secure Your Spot at Specialized Mentoring and Networking Events

Social HourRegister for the GSC Mentoring LunchGASP Mentoring LunchEarly Career Happy Hour, and Speed Data-ing to ask questions, socialize, and network with mentors. Spaces for all events are limited so sign up soon. 




Featured Career Opportunities

Postdoctoral Research Position

Northwestern's Kellogg School of Managment, Evanston, IL USA
The Postdoctoral Fellow will collaborate closely with Nicole Stephens and Sarah Townsend on a large intervention project with MBA students testing the efficacy of new programs for female and male MBA students... Read more

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ USA
Princeton University invites applications for a postdoctoral research position from individuals with a recent PhD degree in Psychology or related disciplines with behavioral and policy relevance... Read More

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Lifespan Developmental Psychology Lab

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA USA
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to work on longitudinal and intervention projects in the areas of personality, cognition, and health in adulthood... Read more


Career Center

Psychology Position in the Black Studies Department
University of Missouri, Columbia
Columbia, MO USA

Program Officer
The Angell Foundation
Los Angeles, CA USA

Assistant Professor
Bocconi University
Milan, MI Italy

Visiting Assistant Professor
Union College
Schenectady, NY USA

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Group Dynamics, Social Hierarchy, and Stress
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR USA

Assistant Professor
Oakland University
Rochester, MI USA

Research Coordinator
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL USA

Visiting Assistant Professor in Data Science (Open Field)
Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA USA

PhD Position
University of Leuven
Leuven, AL Belgium


Upcoming Events

The Society for Consulting Psychology International Congress and Mid-Winter Conference
February 4-7, 2015
Orlando, FL USA

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

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

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

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

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