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SPSPotlight: September 2017

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SPSP Members Weigh In: Establishing Academic Collaborations

SPSP members share their advice on seeking out academic collaboration by communicating your research interests at conferences and on listserves or by proactively pursuing a specific project or collaborator.

Tips for Applying to Graduate Programs

As you’re considering pursuing graduate work in social-personality psychology, it can help to solidify your research interests, do your research on and reach out to principle investigators and their labs, ask for advice from current graduate students, and more.

Introducing SPSPotlight Co-Editor Brenda Straka

Brenda Straka, a first-year graduate student at Duke University, has joined the SPSPotlight team! Learn more about Brenda’s research interests, including biracial identity formation, and her background and hobbies.


SPSP Announcements

9/22 Deadline: Apply to be a Reviewer for SPSP’s Student Awards!

When you serve as a reviewer for SPSP’s student awards, you’ll gain editorial experience in the peer-review process, supplement your CV, and give back to your research community. Apply before the 9/22 deadline!


Apply for a Dissertation Research Award!

The Heritage Dissertation Research Awards provide $1,000 grants to assist with the costs of conducting dissertation research in personality and social psychology. Apply for a 2017 award by October 15.

2018 Convention Updates

#SPSP2018 Registration Now Open – Register Today!

Registration for the 2018 Annual Convention taking place March 1-3, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia is now open! Register early to get your top pick of the 30 preconferences being offered.


Secure Your #SPSP2018 Housing

Secure your housing in the official SPSP hotel block now, and take advantage of discounted rates before our block is full.

Upcoming Dates of Interest

September 30, 2017 – Deadline to submit for Graduate Student Poster Awards

September 30, 2017 – Deadline to submit for Outstanding Research Awards

October 30, 2017 – Deadline to submit for Undergraduate Student Poster Awards

October 1 - November 10, 2017 – Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) application portal open

January 15, 2018 – SPSP 2018 Annual Convention Early Bird registration deadline – registering by this date saves you up to $120 off the regular student member registration rate. Plus, as a student member, you save up to $330 off the nonmember registration rate!


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