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Phoebe C. Ellsworth is the Frank Murphy Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Law (Emerita) at the University of Michigan. She received her B. A. from Radcliffe and her PhD from Stanford, and taught at Yale and Stanford before joining the faculty at Michigan.
Part of my mission as convention committee chair is to improve transparency surrounding the convention. My hope is to give people a peek behind the scenes so members have a better sense of how convention is run and how decisions are made. Accordingly, the convention committee developed the following information, describing how science submissions are evaluated, the location for conference is selected, and registration costs are determined respectively. Please share this information with other SPSP members or attendees so we can spread this information widely.
The SPSP Government Relations Committee (GRC) is seeking short summaries (100 words or less) of social psychological research that addresses  pressing societal concerns. Examples include research on climate change, opioid use, health care access, sexual assault, etc. We are particularly interested in receiving submissions from graduate students and will offer free SPSP registration for the three best submissions (selected by members of the SPSP GRC). Sample vignettes can be viewed here.
SPSP is pleased to announce the appointment of Jarret Crawford to its Board of Directors. Following the membership vote to approve a new Member at Large, Crawford was appointed by SPSP President Linda Skitka to fulfill the position. 
The SPSP Nominations and Elections Committee is pleased to inform you of the results of the recent elections: 2021 President: Monica Biernat   Member at Large – Science Programming: Denise Sekaquaptewa Member at Large - Science Publishing: Alison Ledgerwood Initiative 1 - Ranked Voting Approved Initiative 2 – New Member at Large Position Approved We also wish to acknowledge the valuable service of those who agreed to stand for election: Paula Pietromonaco, Shira Gabriel and Tessa West.
SPSP is fortunate to have over 200 volunteers supporting the many activities of the organization. Some of these positions are multi-year commitments, while some are short-term projects that need support. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit the Get Involved page where you can indicate your interests and learn about various SPSP committees that drive SPSP activities.