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SPSPotlight: September 2015

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Featured News


Interview with Psychologists

Undergraduate News to Use



Featured News

Coping with Imposter Syndrome

We’ve all seen it, we’ve all felt it.  Imposter syndrome may not show up in the medical textbooks, but it’s definitely a real thing.  GSC Member-at-Large Sarah Williams describes her own experiences with imposter syndrome and provides some useful advice on how to deal with it.  Click here to read more.



Beyond the Ivory Tower

Ever wonder what careers lie outside of academia? We explore the non-academic job market by talking to social psychology PhDs who have gone into different career paths. This month, we speak with our very own GSC Past President Liz Keneski about her recent internship in industry. Click here to read more.





2016 SPSP Convention 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.
  • The SPSP 2016 convention will offer 30 interactive Preconferences on January 28. Spend the day in a dynamic program tailored to a topic of your choice. Register for a Preconference along with your annual convention registration. Click here for more information.

Outstanding Research Award Portal Still Open!

The GSC is still taking applications for the Outstanding Research Award.  The Outstanding Research Awards highlight outstanding student research (that is not currently published or in-press) conducted by graduate student members of SPSP. Submissions will be reviewed by student peers. Five students will be chosen for the awards and will receive $100. All graduate students, whether pursuing dissertation or pre-dissertation research, are welcome to submit an application. Further information  is available on the submission website.

Undergraduate Poster Submission Portal Still Open!

The portal for abstract submissions for SPSP 2016 for undergraduates who did not submit a poster during the first submission wave will continue through September 18.  Undergraduate posters will have a chance to win a poster award, so be sure to select the checkbox during the submission process if you are interested in being considered for an award (an extended abstract will be due at a later date).  Click here for more information or to submit an abstract.

Call for Student Poster Award and Oustanding Research Award Reviewers

Student members of SPSP who are not submitting an application for the Outstanding Research Awards or Student Poster Awards are eligible, and encouraged, to act as reviewers for these competitions. Read more here.

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!


Interview with Psychologists

What is Your Favorite Thing About Psychology?

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

This issue, we asked: What is your favorite thing about psychology? Click here to see their answers!


Undergraduate News to Use

Applying to Graduate School

Undergraduates seeking sage advice: look no further! Undergrad News to Use is here to give you tried and true help with all of the big events in your undergraduate career.

This month, GSC Member-at-Large for Undergraduate Affairs, Katy Krieger, provides some advice on getting ready to apply to graduate school. Click here to learn more.



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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