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SPSPotlight: June 2015

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Featured News



Diet and Exercise

Grad Hack


Featured News

When Work-Life Balance is Work-Work Balance

Finding a work-life balance in graduate school seems harder than ever with today’s pressures to publish, teach, travel, present, and collaborate.  GSC Vice President, Sara Andrews, provides a personal look at the dilemma and opens up the conversation on balancing the responsibilities we all face.  Click here to read more.





Abstract Check

Would you like to have a native English speaker read over your SPSP poster abstract? For non-native English speakers, submitting an abstract in English can sometimes be challenging, and our volunteers are here to help make that process easier and provide useful feedback to help you successfully submit your abstract.

Submit your abstract for review no later than July 1, 2015, and you will receive edits and feedback well before the abstract submission deadline. Click here to access the Abstract Check submissions portal.

Upcoming Conventions 

American Psychological Association (APA), August 6-9, Toronto, Canada. Click here for more details.

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!



Eden Hennessey

Graduate student member Eden Hennessey won the Researcher of the Year Award from Wilfrid Laurier University’s Graduate Student Association. 

Molly Metz 

Graduate student member Molly Metz won the Wilbert J. McKeachie Teaching Excellence Award from the Society for Teaching Psychology (APA Division II). Molly had also won the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award from University of California, Santa Barbara’s Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences.

Liz Redford

Graduate student member Liz Redford won the Association for Psychological Science/Psi Chi Albert Bandura Award.

Will Ryan

Graduate student member Will Ryan received the Fiona Goodchild Award from the University of California, Santa Barbara, for his mentorship to undergraduate students.

Ellie Shockley

Post-doctoral fellow Ellie Shockley published an article in SPPS, titled “Power to the People? Psychological Mechanisms of Disengagement From Direct Democracy.”

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


Diet and Exercise

“An apple a day” is all well and good, but that’s really a lot of apples... Click here for Jamie Graham’s 7 simple tips on how to stay healthy in grad school.


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.

Experiencing technology overload? Read this month’s Grad Hack to find some programs to help streamline your working process. Click here for more.

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