There are a variety of opportunities to find and create communities within SPSP. Our affinity groups, formed by members, connect people with shared identities and experiences while fostering professional growth. We also host several shared interest groups in our Connect! discussion community to generate discussion of issues affecting our field.
BlaSPR is simultaneously a SPSP retreat as well as a community of Black junior scholars (graduate students and postdocs) to connect and share resources, with the goals of (a) increasing the representation of Black personality and social psychologists in the field, and (b) strengthening connections within this small and important community within SPSP.
Contact: Kiera Hudson (email@example.com)
CUSPP brings together undocumented scholars in all areas of social and personality psychology for professional and community development.
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Disability Advocacy and Research Network (DARN) held a virtual mentoring lunch with more than 20 attendees at SPSP’s 2022 Convention. DARN mentors Lisa Aspinwall and David Myers led a discussion on the topics of advocacy and community, while Kathleen Bogart and Katie Wang led a discussion on disability research. These DARN mentors also presented a professional development panel on Navigating Disability in Academia. We launched our website, darndisability.org in February, and our listserv has grown to nearly 200 members. DARN will continue to hold quarterly Free-Form Friday meetings. We are looking forward to holding virtual AND in-person mentoring luncheons at SPSP’s 2023 Convention! For more details, visit darndisability.org.
GASP is a nonprofit scientific and professional group open to all, regardless of sexual orientation or research interest. GASP was founded in 2001 to provide social support and professional resources to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender students and faculty in social and personality psychology.
The Here and Queer event series aims to lower barriers to inclusion by fostering community-building and tailored social networking opportunities. Informed by participation in discussions via social media and SPSP’s Free-Form Friday sessions, the series focuses on supporting student and early-career SPSP members who stand to benefit most from early and consistent opportunities to build community.
If you are an LGBTQ+ student or early-career member of SPSP and are interested in joining HQ’s Discord group, please sign up via https://discord.gg/dGXbJSDPEJ. If you have any additional questions, please contact Stephanie Tepper at email@example.com.
Marginalia Science is a place to easily promote and learn about the work of social scientists who are female, gender nonconforming, BIPOC, LGBTQI, disabled or in any other way not promoted by the status quo in academia. We send out a monthly newsletter highlighting the awesome work of our community. Be in touch if you'd like to introduce yourself, guest edit a newsletter or promote your work!
NOMS is a community of personality and social psychologists at every career stage who are committed to fostering collaboration and support among SPSP's Multiracial and Multiethnic members.
For more information contact Adriana Germano, firstname.lastname@example.org
¡PODER! Psicólogxs Orgullosxs DErrumbando Racismo is a Latinx community-building network through which Latinx scholars can turn connections into successful collaborations.
Please contact email@example.com to be added to our Slack community!
When anticipating or experiencing retiring from our 'regular' career, we face many questions about identity, commitments, legacy, activities, relationships, and much more. We welcome your participation in our Retirement Affinity Group, to join discussions on the topics that grab you. We will schedule via Free Form Fridays, and will announce proposed discussion topics.
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The following are provided for historical purposes. SPSP does not maintain these listserv archives. Archives for Connect! are available to members at http://connect.spsp.org
Listservs 2008 - 2013