Who We Are

The Society for Personality and Social Psychology, comprised of 7,500 members, strives to advance the science, teaching, and application of social and personality psychology.

The core focus of SPSP is to serve its members through educational events, networking opportunities, resources, science funding, publication and promotion of research, and mentoring the next generation of social and personality psychologists.

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Character & Context

Character & Context explores the latest findings from research in personality and social psychology. By exploring forces within the person as well as forces within the situation, personality and social psychologists seek to unravel the mysteries of individual and social life.

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Why Join SPSP?

Jin Xun Goh

SPSP gave me a community of like-minded individuals. I'm grateful for all the opportunities SPSP has provided to help me succeed in my career.

Jin Xun Goh
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Colby College
Dr. Sa-kiera Hudson

SPSP is one of the main spaces for social psychologists. It is important to me that I make it my academic home too, a place where I can feel valued!

Sa-kiera Hudson
Postdoctoral Associate, Social Perception and Communications Lab - Yale University
Annalisa Myer

Opportunities to collaborate and connect with others are abundant. With the support of SPSP, I'm able to accelerate my community.

Annalisa Myer
Ph.D. Student, City University of New York Graduate Center