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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Register for #SPSP2024 Today

Registration for the 2024 SPSP Annual Convention is now open! Learn more about our virtual and in-person experiences, then sign up at the discounted early-bird rate before January 5, 2023.

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Member Spotlight: Sean Laurent

Sean Laurent is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Penn State. His interests are in how non-psychologists think about social concepts like hypocrisy, intentionality, and morality, and how information about others' beliefs and goals is used to make social and moral judgments.