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Cooper Elected President of SPSP   Lynne Cooper elected to serve as president of the world’s largest society of social and personality psychology researchers WASHINGTON, DC—Lynne Cooper, Curators’ Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri, has been elected the 2018 president of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). Cooper will serve as SPSP’s president‐elect in 2017 and past president in 2019.                       
The day before our Annual Convention begins each year marks an important day of networking, learning, and discussion on various subcategories of our field. These intensive, topic specific preconferences are one of the highlights of the convention experience each year. Preconference content is chosen and organized by our members and this programming comes to life with the logistical support of the SPSP Central Office staff. We’re now accepting applications for preconferences. Each year as more topics emerge and more attendees are interested in attending, space becomes more and more limited. Due to space limitations not all applications are guaranteed acceptance.
It’s that time of year again! Time to gather your thoughts and start planning your submissions for #SPSP2017! SPSP invites proposals for symposia and individual presentations for the Eighteenth Annual Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), which will be held January 19-21, in San Antonio, Texas. We welcome submissions on your latest insights across the whole range of topics relevant to personality and social psychology.
Are you going to APS in Chicago next month? You’re not alone: Nearly 20% of the 4500 attendees will be social and personality psychologists. And with good reason! There will be outstanding invited talks showcasing fresh new findings on topics such as inequality, shared experiences, meaning and happiness, the pull of the future, behavior and personality change, cultural experiences, and curiosity. The program features more than 70 competitive social and personality symposia as well. 
By Wendy Wood, SPSP President This annual report on the employment of recent Ph.D. is part of SPSP’s continuing analysis of the field. This information is useful to students considering attending graduate school, those in a graduate program who may wish to tailor their training to particular opportunities, and graduate advisors devising training. The data below are from the NSF's survey of earned doctorates*. In the 5 years between 2010 and 2014, 1138 Ph.D.s were earned in social psychology and 102 in personality.