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SPSPotlight: November 2017

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Symposium Q&A

SPSP’s student committee Chair Hannah Moshontz shares her experience organizing a symposium, and helps demystify this key convention format.

Proposed Tax Plan Could Increase Financial Burden on Graduate Students

The GOP would like to begin taxing tuition waivers in addition to a graduate student’s stipend. We asked psychology PhD candidate Mallory Roman for her perspective on how this could impact students.

Gratitude: Thanksgiving and Beyond

It’s time to express gratitude all year round.


SPSP Announcements

Student Committee Self-Nominations Now Open!

Nominate yourself to serve on the 2018 SPSP Student Committee. This is a great way to expand your professional network and develop important leadership skills. Hurry! Applications are due November 24. Two former committee members share their experiences.


Small Grant Competition Returns to Annual Convention

Inside the Grant Panel (formerly known as Q&pAy) will take place on Saturday, March 3 at our convention in Atlanta. Open to any current SPSP member or student, the winner will receive $5,000 for their research and two runners-up will each receive $2,500. Applications open December 1, 2017 and close January 12, 2018. To be eligible, you or your co-applicant must be able to attend the convention and the finals.

Applications Now Open for the Next EASP Summer School

A central activity of the European Association, the EASP Summer School provides a unique educational opportunity for students to learn about theory, methodology, and research design in social psychology. SPSP will select five students for the next session taking place this summer in Zurich, Switzerland.

2018 Convention Updates

SPlish SPlash! Student Social Night Announced - at the Georgia Aquarium!

The 2018 Student Social Night will be embedded in the offsite Welcome Reception SPlish SPlash, at the Georgia Aquarium on Thursday night, March 1, from 7:30 – 10:00 PM. Student tickets are half price and include aquarium admission, a drink ticket, hors d’oeuvres, and access to the students-only networking area. Grab your ticket today or talk your advisor into buying a block of tickets for your lab!


Register for #SPSP2018 Before the Early Bird Deadline!

Register today for the 2018 Annual Convention in Atlanta! Discounted registration fees are offered until January 15, so don’t wait! Also, this year’s 30 preconferences are filling fast so register early to get your top choice.


Accepting Applications for #SPSP2018 Student Science Writers

We’re seeking up to six psychology students to contribute as eDaily interns. Successful candidates will interview member scientists, write articles on sessions, and translate science for the daily convention e-newsletter during the 19th Annual Convention from March 1-3, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Learn more.

#SPSP2018 Housing Filling Fast

The SPSP Housing Block is currently at about 80% full. We are working to have more discounted rooms available by mid-week. Please check back then. Student rates are first come, first served and cannot be guaranteed.

Apply to Attend a #SPSP2018 Deep Dive Workshop

Applications are now open! This popular session format returns to the 2018 SPSP Annual Convention, providing in-depth learning experiences for a wide variety of audiences on diverse topics.

Join the #SPSP2018 Twitter Team!

Coming to Atlanta? Do you love tweeting science? Share your excitement leading up to and during convention. We’ll ask you to tweet your perspectives leading up to and from the convention sessions. Apply here.

Upcoming Dates of Interest

November 24, 2017  – Student Committee Nominations deadline

December 1, 2017  – Inside the Grant Panel applications open

December 1-15, 2017  – Student Committee Elections Voting Open

January 5, 2018  – Deep Dive Workshop application deadline

January 12, 2018 – Inside the Grant Panel applications close

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!

January 15, 2018 – EASP Summer School application deadline


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