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SPSPotlight: November 2016

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Five Things You Can Do After the Election

For many Americans, the 2016 presidential election was filled with stress and tension. SPSPotlight co-editor Vivian Ta shares five things you can do now.

Tips from Student Members: Some Unexpected Challenges of Being a Minority in Academia

Each month, student members provide insight and tips on a particular topic.
This month, Student Committee Chair Leigh Smith weighs in on unexpected challenges of being a minority in academia.

GradHack: Tips to Becoming a More Productive Researcher

Graduate school and the commitments that come with it can feel very overwhelming at first. SPSPotlight co-editor Andrew Triplett reveals a few tricks he’s picked up along the way to help in becoming more productive, both as a researcher and in graduate school overall.

SPSP Announcements

2017 Student Committee Nominations Extended

Nominations for the 2017 Student Committee has been extended through the weekend. We invite you to learn more about the committee roles and submit a nomination or self-nominate.

Summer Institute for Graduate Students Accepting Applications

With National Science Foundation funding, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology bi-annually offers a two-week intensive summer experience for up to 80 pre-doctoral students in social and personality psychology.

2017 Convention Updates

Attractions in the San Antonio Riverwalk

The SPSP 2017 Convention will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, which is within walking distance to the San Antonio Riverwalk. Vivian discusses four student-friendly, low-cost attractions that are part of the Riverwalk.

Mentoring Lunches at #SPSP2017

The Student Committee mentoring lunches and the GASP mentoring lunch are currently accepting sign-ups. Seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so sign up today!

Workshops at #SPSP2017

Workshops provide convention attendees with an in-depth learning experience on a specific topic. Space is limited in these session and an application to attend is required. Applications are due by December 5.

Upcoming Dates of Interest

December 2, 2016 – SPSP Convention early registration deadline – registering by this date saves you up to $70 off the regular student member registration rate. Plus, as a student member, you save up to $280 off the nonmember registration rate!

December 5, 2016 – SPSP Convention application to attend a workshop deadline

January 19, 2017 – Preconferences

January 19  – 21, 2017 – SPSP Convention

January 27, 2017 – Summer Institute in Social and Personality Psychology application deadline



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