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SPSP awards recognize faculty who teach and mentor students in settings with and without social-personality Ph.D. programs, senior career contributors, mid-career scholars, early career researchers, authors of specific works, and others. Nominations for these awards will be open until June 1.

Nominate Yourself or a Colleague Today


SPSP Small Conference Grants provide funding for members who wish to host small conferences relevant to the field. The Fall 2017 cycle is accepting submissions now through July 1. SPSP Small Research Grants provide funding for members who work at institutions that do not provide financial support for research. The Fall 2017 cycle will accept submissions beginning May 1.

Learn More About Our Grant Programs

SPSP Conferences

SPSP's 19th Annual Convention will take place in Atlanta, Georgia from March 1-3, 2018. The convention is a unique opportunity for over 3,500 educators, students, and personality and social psychologists to present, network and meet potential collaborators, and learn about the field’s most current research. SPSP members receive discounted convention registration, and over $10,000 in Teacher/Scholar travel awards support the participation of members who teach and work exclusively with undergraduate students.

 Teacher/Scholar Travel Award

Career Center

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Post jobs in the SPSP Career Center easily – it’s free for members! SPSP members can post job listings for 30 days free of charge. Featured job listings are also available. 

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The SPSP member-only forums are a place to network and collaborate with nearly 6,000 educators and social-personality psychologists. Educators can share resources, discuss current topics of interest, and crowdsource their peers in the Educators community and the more general Open Forum.

See a List of the Forums