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Member Newsletter: July 14, 2016

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Member Feature

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Community Updates

Convention Updates

Career Center

Upcoming Events


Member Feature

2017 Summer Institute for Social and Personality Psychology

To help ensure that the training of graduate students sustains advances and innovations in personality and social psychology, for the past decade SPSP has offered a highly successful program, the Summer Institute for Social and Personality Psychology (SISPP).



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The Use of Non-Fit Messaging May Improve Patient Choices

When it comes to helping patients make the best choices for themselves, sometimes you have to challenge their usual way of dealing with the world.


Prediction in Psychology

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.


Onward and Upward with Psychology

The first ever meeting of the Society for Improving Psychological Science (SIPS) was radically different from a typical psychology conference. Attendees both learned about new research on how the scientific process can be improved, and worked for three days to try to immediately and tangibly improve psychological science.





Member Spotlight: Carsten K.W. De Dreu

Carsten studies the neurobiological and psychological mechanisms underlying cooperation and conflict, group decision-making, and creativity and innovation. He has published over 200 articles in disciplinary journals.


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.




Community Updates

Daniel Sullivan Publishes "Cultural-Existential Psychology" with Cambridge University Press

SPSP member Daniel Sullivan has published "Cultural-Existential Psychology" with Cambridge University Press. This book presents a groundbreaking perspective on culture’s role in shaping the psychology of threat experience. Read more.

Rowland Miller Named 2016 Piper Professor

SPSP member Rowland (Rody) Miller has been named a Piper Professor of 2016 by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation, which recognizes outstanding college teachers in Texas each year. Read more.


Amber Story Joins APA Science Directorate

SPSP member Amber L. Story has joined the Science Directorate of the American Psychological Association as associate executive director for scientific affairs. Read more.


Ryan Brown Publishes New Book on Honor Culture

Ryan P. Brown, a social psychologist at The University of Oklahoma, has published a new book with Oxford University Press entitled, “Honor Bound: How a Cultural Ideal Has Shaped the American Psyche.” 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

Convention Submission Portals Open July 5

Submission portals will be open from July 5 - 19, 2016. Submission guides are now available to assist in preparing your submissions.


2017 Preconferences Announced

Proceeding the Annual Convention numerous leaders in the field of social and personality psychology organize daylong mini-conferences focused on specific areas of study and research in the field. View the full list of preconferences being offered for 2017. 


2016 Convention Catch-Up

If you didn't get a chance to attend the Annual Convention you can still catch-up on SPSP's YouTube Channel.




Career Center

*Featured* Postdoctoral Research Scholar
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN USA

*Featured* Deputy Division Director of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences
The National Science Foundation
Arlington VA, USA

*Featured* Assistant Professor
Carleton University
Ottawa ON, Canada

Geropsychology/Health Psychology
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL USA

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Missouri Valley College
Marshall, MO USA

Assistant Professor in Social Science
University of Richmond
Richmond, VA USA

Assistant Professor or Lecturer
St. Francis Xavier University
Antigonish, NS Canada

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Upcoming Events

The Psychology of Attitudes: Experience-Based Versus Information-Based Attitude Processes
July 21-24, 2016
Cologne, Germany

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

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