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SPSPotlight: June 2018

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An Interview with Marcela Raffaelli

Professor Marcela Raffaelli offers student readers valuable career advice and important life lessons in this interview.

Undergrads Share Their Summer Research Experiences

Summer can be a great time to enhance your knowledge of the research process by working in a new and different lab. Four students share their insights with SPSPotlight.

SPSP Announcements

New Video Series Offers Insights into Personality Psychology

Featuring five prominent scholars in the field, this new SPSP-produced series provides an introduction to some of the major topics in the field.

Learn the Art of the Elevator Pitch

In this new video, SPSP faculty and students share tips and examples on preparing for your big moment.

Find a Non-Academic Summer Internship

Summer is a great time to branch out and gain experience in a non-academic setting. Check out some of the great internships available at start-ups, influential associations and big-tech companies across the country.

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Fun t-shirts, magnets and water bottles are some of the products sold at our Atlanta convention that are now available to members at reduced prices.

Aggregator Tool Coming to SPSP Blog

This new feature pulls content from more than 100 social and personality blogs, including many that are produced by our members!

ICYMI: Video Interview with Brenda Major

Keith Maddox sat down with Brenda Major at our Atlanta convention for this candid and insightful conversation about her groundbreaking research and storied career.

#SPSP2019 Convention Announcements

Mark Your Calendar for #SPSP2019 in Portland!

Be sure to add these important dates and deadlines to your calendar today!

SPSP 2019 Submission Portal Opens July 9

For detailed information on how to submit your entries, including changes regarding requirements for data collection and analysis, check out these programming and submission resources.

Get Feedback on Your Abstract

The Student Committee’s Abstract Check service is available for non-native English speakers and others who would like feedback on their submission. Hurry – the last day to submit for review is July 6.

Find Like-Minded Collaborators

With the submission portal opening soon, now is a great time to find potential collaborators for the upcoming convention. Find a symposium to join or reach out to someone with similar interests.

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The 2019 convention’s Presidential Plenary — Behavior Is Worth 1,000 Words — will feature presentations by members Thomas Talhelm, Sylvia Perry, Elizabeth Levy Paluck and Robert Cialdini.

Secure Your Convention Housing

Get ahead of the game and secure your spot in the official housing block for the Portland convention with our special student pricing!

Connect with Convention Roommates

We’ve set up an online portal for attendees to find potential roommates in Portland. This is a great way to reduce your overall cost of attending the convention and make new friends and connections!

Diversity Undergraduate Travel Awards

Submissions for these awards which help support students traveling to the Portland convention will be accepted beginning July 9 through September 19. Awards are also available for graduate students.

Upcoming Dates of Interest for the 2019 Convention

July 9 – Abstract Check Service Closes

July 9 - 24  – Program Submissions and Travel Award Applications

July 25 - September 19  – Undergraduate Poster Submissions

August 16  – Registration Opens

February 7 - 9, 2019  – SPSP 2019 Convention in Portland

Click here to add these dates to your calendar

Other Upcoming Dates of Interest

Late Summer 2018Heritage Dissertation Research Awards Open

Late Summer 2018 Outstanding Research Awards Open


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