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The SPSP member-only forums are a place to network and collaborate with nearly 6,000 students and social-personality psychologists. Student members can share resources, discuss current topics of interest to the field, and crowdsource their peers in the Students community and the more general Open Forum.
SPSP's 20th Annual Convention will take place in Portland, Oregon from February 7-9, 2019. The convention is a unique opportunity for students to present, network with almost 1,500 other students and meet over 2,000 potential mentors and collaborators, and learn about the field’s most current research. SPSP student members receive dramatically discounted convention registration, and are eligible to apply for almost $110,000 in convention travel and registration awards.
Funding Opportunities & Awards
Summer Opportunities for Students
Summer Institute for Social and Personality Psychology (a two-week summer experience offered in odd-numbered years for pre-doctoral students)
Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (an eight-week internship for undergraduates from under-represented ethnic groups)
Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (an Australasian summer school held in February of even-numbered years)
European Association of Social Psychologists (a European summer school held in even-numbered years)
Heritage Dissertation Research Award (provides assistance with dissertation research costs)
Outstanding Research Award (highlights outstanding graduate student research)
Graduate Student Poster Award (recognizes select graduate student convention poster presentations)
Undergraduate Student Poster Award (recognizes select undergraduate student convention poster presentations)
Student Publication Prize (recognizes excellence in student research published in SPSP publications)
An amusing commercial shows someone having a bad day, and how that person’s mood affects each person down the line, with more bad moods. This emotional “contagion” may be a real-world phenomenon, and it appears that what we experience online can have a similar effect.
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