Looking for a new way to connect with other SPSP members? Share career advice, ponder big-picture questions, and meet members with similar backgrounds in these virtual meeting rooms hosted by fellow SPSP members.
In order to make participation more equitable and inclusive:
- Sessions may be recorded for inclusion in SPSP Learning Online
- Sign-up times will be spread out and with advance notice
Sign-ups for Oct. 4 and Oct. 14 sessions will open Thursday, Sept. 29 at 12 PM ET. Sign-ups for Oct. 21 and Oct. 28 will open on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 12 PM ET.
Questions can be sent to SPSP Community & Resource Manager: Lauren Booker (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Host a session
Have an idea to host a Free-Form Friday session? Apply to host a future session (submit a meeting name, host, description, and preferred dates/times). Submit your session idea by Oct. 23.
Analia Albuja and Chris Petsko share their experiences and tips for getting and making the most of a postdoctoral position. This session would be helpful for graduate students interested in learning more about how to identify and apply to postdocs, as well as current postdocs interested in different approaches to the position. This session will be structured primarily in a Q&A format.
Join Disability Advocacy and Research Network (DARN) members Thomas Dirth, Kathleen Bogart, Amanda Hemmesch, and Joan Ostrove for a panel and breakout discussion of ableism in psychology. We will define and provide examples of ableist approaches and practices in psychological research, training, and policy. From there, they will facilitate a reimagining of common disciplinary assumptions and practices and chart potential avenues to resist ableism moving forward.
Hosts: Kathleen Bogart, email@example.com, Oregon State University; Thomas Dirth, firstname.lastname@example.org, Bemidji State University; Amanda Hemmesch, email@example.com, St. Cloud University; Joan Ostrove, firstname.lastname@example.org, Macalester College
This presentation will use national stratified data from a recent Harris Poll to reveal Americans' attitudes regarding psychology, the scientific basis of the discipline, how psychology compares with other scientific fields, and whether prior educational experience in psychology affects these perceptions. Data offer opportunities for discussions among clinical scientists regarding public education, and behaviors we can engage in as individuals, and as a field, to modify perceptions of psychological science.
Host: Mitch Prinstein, email@example.com, American Psychological Association
This session is the second part of a three-part series covering actionable tips for students who are considering applying for graduate school. Student committee members Stylianos Syropoulos (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Garam Lee (Michigan State University) will discuss the materials typically submitted with graduate school applications and present tips for writing strong statements of purpose and formatting CVs. There will be a time for Q&A at the end.
Join Troy Kearse, DEI Chair of the Student Committee, with the kick-off of the student committee's monthly series to address diversity issues for the student community. As the first event in the series, the host will be holding a space to welcome and check in with student members from diverse communities in SPSP (e.g. racial/ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, first-gen, low-income, etc.), and gauge any interests for any future events/activities that you would like to see! Student members will have the opportunity to voice ways that SPSP and the student committee can better serve them and meet with other diverse student members for networking and collaboration opportunities.
Hosts: Troy Kearse, firstname.lastname@example.org, Howard University
The human perspective in driving leaves much to be desired especially in economies struggling with poor driving habits. With several research investigations proffering solutions that are yet to bring about the desired safe driving behavior, the goal of this session is to discuss the possibility of exploring parents' driving behavior as a model for their children's future behavior on the road. Thus, the host plans to discuss personality characteristics that aid safe driving behavior, and argue that characteristics or traits such as traffic rule obedience and related variables can be imbibed and inculcated by children as they drive with their parent(s) to and from school.
Host: Bola Malomo, email@example.com, University of Lagos
Recent events such as proposed legislation to limit the rights of gender minority youth, an increasing number of transgender females being murdered, and the continued belief that gender is only binary call for more knowledge of transgender and gender non-binary (TGNB) individuals' health behaviors. Identity behavior theory (IBT), a strengths-based action model proposed to predict and promote positive health behaviors among historically marginalized groups, may be used by TGNB people, as well as behavioral and social scientists, to bring this knowledge about to raise more awareness.