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Member Newsletter: November 12, 2015

Table of Contents

From the News Center

Convention News

Community Updates


Featured Career Oppotunities

Career Center

Upcoming Events


From the News Center

Genetic Defense for Violent Crimes Could Backfire for Defendants

CourtroomGenetic explanations for violent crimes may encourage jurors to support an insanity defense, but jurors may also believe the defendant is a persistent threat who will commit more crimes in the future.


Dyadic Morality is the Volkswagen of Moral Psychology

VW EngineThe Volkswagen Turbo Diesel Sportwagen seemed too good to be true, offering three features that are usually incompatible. Similarly, Dyadic Morality claims to offer three features that are usually incompatible.


Covention News

Don't Miss Out on All #SPSP2016 Has to Offer

City SkylineThe Early Bird deadline for SPSP Convention registration is quickly approaching on December 18, so don't miss your chance to join the largest convention of social and personality psychologists.

Here are the top reasons to register for the convention today!


Friday Night Social Hour at the Sails Pavillion

NetworkingThe final convention poster session on Friday, January 29 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. will have a cash bar included to allow attendees to meet, network and mingle. Attendees may use their drink tickets (if chosen during registration) at this event. View the rest of the convention's networking events.


#SPSP2016 Guest Registration

Guest ListSPSP Convention attendees can bring two guests ($95 each) to participate in a private guided tour of San Diego, a wine tasting at San Pasqual Winery, the Diversity and Climate Committee Reception, and the evening Poster Session and Social Hour. Visit the Guest Registration page for more information. 



Reserve Your Hotel Room

The SPSP Hotel Block is over 90% full. Be sure to reserve your room now while space is still available. If you are looking to save some money at SPSP's upcoming convention use our room-sharing portal and view the list of individuals looking for roommates to meet and connect with fellow SPSP members attending the convention.



Community Updates

New Revised Edition of Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me)

Mistakes Were MadeCarol Tavris and Elliot Aronson are happy to report the publication of a revised edition of their book Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me), a Mariner paperback. They discuss the problem not only of people who reduce dissonance too quickly, but also of those who cannot reduce dissonance over harms they caused or mistakes they made.




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.






Why Social and Personality Psychologists Should Present Their Work at APA

New Ideas GraphicAPA Division 8 Program Chairs, Jeni Burnette and Jennifer Lodi-Smith, are currently coordinating the programming for the 2016 APA Annual Convention. Submissions are being accepted until midnight EST Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Read five great reasons to submit your science to APA this year!



Follow @SPSPJobs on Twitter

SPSP Career CenterAre you looking for a job in social and personality psychology? SPSP is here to help you get a leg up on the competition! Follow @SPSPJobs to get real-time tweets and updates on the newest postings in the SPSP Career Center.





Featured Career Opportunities

Public Relations Manager

The Society for Personality and Social Psychology
The Public Relations Manager is responsible for the dissemination and promotion of social and personality psychology research to the media and general public... Read More

Faculty Position in Developmental Psychology

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA USA
The Psychology Department at Brandeis University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in developmental psychology... Read more

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Lifespan Development 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. The position involves conducting research on multiple studies in an active lab... Read more

Assistant Professor in Social or Health Psychology

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC USA
Social Psychology and Cancer Research. The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Social or Health Psychology... Read more

Assistant Professor

University of Chicago Harris School, Chicago, IL USA
The Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago seeks applicants for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor whose research focuses on behavioral science (or closely related fields including behavioral economics, cognitive science, and social psychology) and whose work is relevant to public policy... Read more

Do you want to have a career opportunity featured in the SPSP Member Newsletter? Visit the SPSP Career Center to learn how.


Career Center

Research Director Position
UC Hastings Center for Work-Life Law
San Francisco, CA USA

Assistant Professor
Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia Canada

Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
University of Montana
Missoula, MT USA

Senior Lecturer in Marketing
Olin Business School at Washington University
St. Louis, MO USA

Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream)
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Honors and Social Psychology
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Boston, MA USA

Social Science Researach Coordinator
Stanford University
Stanford, CA USA

Visiting Position in Experimental Social Psychology
Colby College
Waterville, ME USA

Two Tenure-Track Positions at the Rank of Assistant or Associate Professor
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX USA

More Opportunities
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Upcoming Events

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

The Society for Consulting Psychology International Congress and Mid-Winter Conference
February 4-7, 2016
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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