Looking for a new way to connect with other SPSP members? Join a Free-Form Friday session. These small, virtual meeting rooms (generally maximum 15 attendees) are hosted by members for a variety of activities, including: Sharing career advice, pondering big picture questions together, meeting members with a similar background, brainstorming sessions, and more. Take advantage of this unique opportunity!
Have an idea to host a Free-Form Friday session? Apply to host a future session (submit a meeting name, host, description, and preferred dates/times).
- Sign-ups for May 6 & May 13 sessions open Friday, April 29, 3pm ET
- Sign-ups for May 20 and May 27 sessions open Friday, May 6, 11am ET
May Free-Form Schedule
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With constant monitoring and collection of personal data, message tailoring has become even more pervasive. Whether as an informed consumer presented with persuasive attempts or a practitioner delivering tailored interventions, it is important to understand the consequences of message tailoring. Much research in psychology has examined the impact of message tailoring in domains including health decisions, consumer decisions, environmental behavior, and sociopolitical choice. What do we really know about the effects of message tailoring so far, and how do we build on our knowledge to address unanswered questions? All individuals interested in research on message tailoring are welcome to participate in a lively discussion on this topic.
Host: Michelle See, email@example.com, University of Singapore
This session will discuss submitting a proposal to the Social Psychology Program at the National Science Foundation, and will allow time for questions/answers. The session is intended for current faculty and post-docs who are preparing proposals that advance Social Psychology. Funding mechanisms for other NSF programs (e.g., Graduate Research Fellowship Program) will not be covered.
The session is for those in the LGBTQIA+ community to meet and discuss the challenges of being in academia or academia adjacent spaces.
Host: Kayla Jordan, firstname.lastname@example.org, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Disability Advocacy and Research Network (DARN) is a new group funded by a SPSP Community Catalyst Grant. DARN is for folks with disabilities at any career stage (including students) in social and personality psychology and related fields. We also welcome allies and those who study, work with, and/or teach about disability. Join us for an informal meetup to build community and discuss advocacy, teaching, and research. Learn more at darndisability.org
Host: Kathleen Bogart, email@example.com, Oregon State University
Join this discussion if you've thought about getting more involved in SPSP but were unsure what to expect, or unsure if SPSP service was right for you! We seek a diverse array of SPSP members to serve on our board, on committees, and on task forces, and all members of SPSP are eligible for these roles (that means you!). The session will include overviews of service roles + Q&A.
Hosts: Monica Biernat, firstname.lastname@example.org, Past President, SPSP; Camille Johnson, email@example.com, Secretary- Treasurer, SPSP; Franki Kung, firstname.lastname@example.org, Co-Chair, Early Career Committee, SPSP
Many doctoral graduates of psychology have successfully obtained tenure track jobs in other disciplines such as business, decision sciences, and communication studies. In this informal Q&A session, we will discuss alternative tenure track options for psychology graduates. In this mentoring session I will share my personal experiences, some suggestions, and opinions about how to transition from psychology to business school. Topics covered will include: Business school and how it compares to psychology departments, how to write a CV and cover letter for business school tenure track jobs, and what to expect during the application and interview process.
Host: Namrata Goyal, email@example.com Assistant Professor of Management at ESADE, Business School, Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia Business School
During graduate school, researchers often ponder: "Do I continue pursuing a career in academia, or do I take my skills to an industry setting?" This decision-making process is often nuanced and complex given that people must balance their competing needs and desires. In this session, I hope to spark honest and personal discussion around this decision-making process. Specifically, I will share my own (largely positive!) experiences within academia, as well as the factors that ultimately led me to decide on accepting a research-oriented position in industry. The remainder of our time together will be spent engaging in discussion derived from audience members' questions and comments. Additionally, I am happy to field any and all questions about the industry job-hunt process (resumes, interviews, types of positions out there, salary negotiations, etc.). While this session may be particularly valuable for late-stage graduate students and postdocs, individuals at all career stages are welcome.
Host: James Dunlea, firstname.lastname@example.org, Columbia University