Society for Personality and Social Psychology
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The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) is an academic society for personality and social psychologists focused on promoting scientific research that explores how people think, behave and interact. It is the largest organization of social psychologists and personality psychologists in the world. SPSP was founded in 1974 and it manages the activities of Division 8 of the American Psychological Association.
|1. Promote scientific research in personality and social psychology
|2. Promote education, training, mentoring, and varied career opportunities in personality and social psychology
|3. Enhance diversity of people and ideas in the field and promote an inclusive and respectful climate
|4. Increase the public and scientific impact of the field to benefit society
|5. Maintain an effective and efficient organization to benefit the field
Each year, SPSP hosts a convention that attracts thousands of attendees. Attendees include students and new and seasoned psychologists. At the convention symposia, research is shared and members are able to engage in professional development.
SPSP governance consists of a twelve-member Board of Directors, with four officers. Governing members and committee members/leaders can be viewed at About SPSP | SPSP.
SPSP publishes the journals:
- Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (PSPB) – monthly journal consistently ranked among the most prestigious journals in social and personality psychology, according to the Social Science Citation Index
- Personality and Social Psychology Review (PSPR) – top‐ranked journal in social and personality psychology, published quarterly and devoted to theoretical and review articles
- Social Psychological and Personality Science (SPPS) – a new, brief reports electronic journal jointly published by the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, the Association for Research in Personality, the European Association of Social Psychology, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and other co‐sponsoring organizations