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SPSPotlight: November 2018

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Thanksgiving and Gratitude: Interview with Professor Sara Algoe

Thinking about thankfulness this time of year?
Check out our interview with Professor Sara Algoe about gratitude!

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Giving Thanks to Grad Students: Mentors and Advisors Express Their Appreciation

Advisors may not always express it, but they do appreciate the work that graduate students do every day. Here’s what they’re most thankful for.

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SPSP Student Elections are Here!

Make sure to vote for your 2019 SPSP Student Committee members! Voting ends on Monday, November 19.

#SPSP2019 Convention Announcements

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Volunteers Wanted!

Are you attending SPSP 2019? SPSP is looking for Student Volunteers to help with various areas of the convention. Earn a $75 VISA gift card to help offset your expenses! There are a limited number of spots available, please visit our Volunteers Page for more information.

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Last Chance for Early Bird Pricing

All prices for SPSP2019 will increase on December 5th. Don’t wait to register at our Early Bird Pricing. See our Convention Pricing Page.

Online Program Planner Now Available!

Use the program planner to lookup sessions by title, keyword or speaker; browse and bookmark social and networking events, workshops and convention-related receptions.

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Student Housing Almost Full

SPSP has secured some of the lowest hotel rates in Portland during SPSP2019. Book your room now in order to secure space before we sell out! Rooms are still available right in the heart of Downtown Portland just a short ride to the convention center.

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SPSP Announcements

Apply for the SPSP 2019 Small Grants Competition

Inside the Grant Panel returns to our Portland Convention! A live panel will pick a winner to receive a $5,000 research grant and two runners-up will each receive $2,500. Apply by December 1.

Apply for the 2019 Summer Institute for Social and Personality Psychology

Offered bi-annually, this intensive, two-week summer experience offers unique courses and workshops led by the top researchers and teachers in the field. 100 pre-doctoral students will be selected to attend the July 2019 Institute at New York University. The application portal is open through February 20.

Add Your University to the SPSP Graduate Program Directory

SPSP is creating an online, searchable directory of personality and social psychology graduate programs. Please ask your program’s director to submit a listing!

Join the #SPSP2019 Twitter Team

Coming to Portland? Do you love tweeting science? Share your excitement leading up to the convention, and then tweet your perspectives from the events and sessions.

Upcoming Dates of Interest for the 2019 Convention

December 1  – Deadline for Inside the Grant Panel applications

December 4  – Deadline for Deep Dive Workshop applications

December 5  – Early Bird deadline for discounted registration fees

January 8, 2019  – Deadline for speaker registration

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

February 7, 2019  – OMSI After Dark (Student Social @ Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

February 8, 2019  – SPSP 5K Fun Run & Walk in Portland

February 8, 2019  – GASP Mentoring Lunch (12:30-1:45 PM)

February 8 & 9, 2019  – Student Mentoring Lunches (12:30-1:45 PM)

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Other Upcoming Dates of Interest

November 19 - Deadline for Student Committee Voting

February 20 - Deadline for SISPP 2019 Applications


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