Who We Are

The Society for Personality and Social Psychology, comprised of more than 7,500 members, strives to advance the science, teaching, and application of personality and social 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 personality and social 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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Member Spotlight: Meltem Yucel

Meltem Yucel, an NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow at Duke University, collaborates with Drs. Tamar Kushnir and Mike Tomasello. Her research explores how humans perceive and respond to rule violations, how this changes with age, and the evolutionary functions of these interventions.