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SPSPotlight: October 2015

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Featured News


Grad Hack

Interview with Psychologists



Featured News

Job Market Memoirs

If you thought applying to graduate school was hard, that’s because you haven’t been on the PhD job market.  So how about some tips to get through it?  Nick Brown and Sara Andrews turn job market woes into job market wins with their seasoned advice from the other side.  Click here to read more.


Making Connections in Graduate School

Everybody knows graduate school can be challenging.  But what never seems to be discussed is how difficult it can be to create a social network or make friends in grad school.  This issue, we decided to tackle this problem and discuss some potential ways to overcome it.  Click here to read more.





#SPSP2016 Housing Updates

  • The housing portal for the 2016 SPSP Annual Convention in San Diego is now open! Follow the link below to reserve the lowest priced rooms in the block before they’re sold out. RESERVE YOUR ROOM NOW!
  • Looking for a roommate? SPSP has set up an online survey to collect information from anyone wishing to share a room at the annual convention. Click here to put your name on the list. Click here to view the list of those looking for roommates.

#SPSP2016 Convention and Preconference Registration Open

Registration for the SPSP 2016 convention Preconferences remains open. These dynamic and cutting-edge programs will take place on January 28th.  Register for a Preconference along with your annual convention registration. Click here for more information.

One of the SPSP 2016 Preconferences that may be of special interest to students is hosted by the SPSP Training Committee, titled: “Navigating the New Era of Social & Personality Psychology Preconference.”  This Preconference brings together some of the most well-respected names in the field to get their take on the state of the field, what changes are occurring, and how early career scholars can navigate our rapidly changing science. Click here to learn more.

Showcase Your Research on the SPSP Blog!

Have some really exciting research that you’d like to share? We want to hear about it! The GSC invites you to contribute to SPSP’s blog, Character & Context. This is a great opportunity to get experience with writing up your research for a broad audience of psychological scientists and the public. Interested in contributing a post? E-mail us at

SPSP Connect!

SPSP and the GSC are excited to announce the launch of SPSP Connect!, a new online resource for all SPSP members. Come ask questions, share tips, and hold discussions with fellow SPSP members - and be sure to visit the community specifically for students! Share documents and resources, connect and collaborate with other members, and receive real-time updates from both SPSP and the GSC. Click here to explore SPSP Connect!


Grad Hack


Ever wonder why graduate school doesn’t come with an instruction manual? Now you’ve got it: Grad Hack, giving you quick and dirty tips for your graduate career and beyond.

Grantwriting can be both super important and quite daunting.  So this issue we asked Kate Sweeny, Associate Professor of Psychology and Graduate Grants Coordinator at UC Riverside, to give us some tips on how to go about getting grant funded.  Click here to see what she said!


​Interview with Psychologists

Who has had a Major Impact on Your Work?

Each year, we ask psychology professors a series of questions that we think might provide useful information to current students. 

This issue, we asked: Outside of your professional lineage, who has had a major impact on your work? In what way? Click here to see their answers!



Submit a Kudos

Know a graduate student who deserves recognition? Celebrate their achievements in our ‘Kudos’ section! To submit a Kudos, email us at

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