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Do you have current research on a topic related to the teaching of social or personality psychology? Each year, SPSP sends a member to present and attend the annual NITOP (National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology) conference. The next conference will be held January 2020 in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Presentations are one-hour long and can address a specific content area and/or teaching strategy. We encourage applications from a wide range of teachers, including those from two-year colleges, undergraduate institutions, and non-traditional settings. Eligibility:
The second part of the SPSP climate survey which many of you completed last spring focused on sexual harassment. The results of this second part of the survey are now publicly available here: Survey ResultsAppendix A
In late Spring, many of you participated in the SPSP climate survey so we could learn more about your experiences at SPSP conferences, as well as SPSP sponsored events (e.g., SISPP). Thank you to all those who participated. We are very grateful. As a reminder, the overall goal of the survey was to provide SPSP with information needed to tailor policies, procedures, and funding priorities in order to promote diversity and inclusivity as well as prevent and respond to harassment and discrimination. The survey had two parts with the first focused on broad issues of diversity and climate and the second part focused on sexual harassment.
SPSP is seeking a diverse pool of candidates for the next election cycle of Board members (positions starting January 2020). Members of the SPSP Board help guide the future and vision of the organization and field. Please consider adding your name to the ballot or identifying a colleague whom you think would be a good candidate. No prior SPSP leadership experience is required. SPSP encourages nominations of colleagues and self-nominations nominations from both academic (large and small universities and colleges) and non-academic settings. The following positions will be on the ballot this spring:
The Society for Personality and Social Psychology has opened nominations for the editorship of its flagship blog, Character and Context. The editor's term is three years, transitioning in early 2019. Candidates for the position should have experience writing for the general public, as well as for colleagues in the field.
The SPSP Student Committee, one of the association’s most active committees, works to promote the interests of SPSP’s graduate and undergraduate student members. Their work includes producing a student focused monthly newsletter, SPSPotlight, liaising with committees across SPSP on behalf of the student voice, and organizing and executing events and activities specifically for students at the annual SPSP convention as well as year-round. The 2019-2020 committee will transition to their roles during the 2019 SPSP Annual Convention.   2019-2020 SPSP Student Committee Chair