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  • New Book on Social Exclusion

    Paolo Riva (University of Milano-Bicocca) and Jennifer Eck (University of Mannheim) are happy to announce the publication of “Social exclusion: Psychological approaches to understanding and reducing its impact”. The book aims to bridge the gap between the approaches of different psychological subdisciplines to this topic, working towards a comprehensive, integrative model of social exclusion.

  • Bob Cialdini's new book

    Bob Cialdini's new book, PRE-SUASION (Simon & Schuster), is scheduled to appear on September 6. It's Bob's first sole-authored book since INFLUENCE, more than 30 years ago. It concerns what savvy communicators do before delivering their message to get it accepted; and it links the literatures on frames, primes, anchors, and mindsets to the social influence process.

  • Jennifer Fugate Begins New Position

    SPSP Member Jennifer M.B. Fugate will be starting as an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts- Dartmouth in fall 2016.

  • Ryan Brown Publishes New Book on Honor Culture

    Ryan P. Brown, a social psychologist at The University of Oklahoma, has published a new book with Oxford University Press entitled, "Honor Bound: How a Cultural Ideal Has Shaped the American Psyche" (Oxford, 2016).

  • Amber Story Joins APA Science Directorate

    Amber L. Story has joined the Science Directorate of the American Psychological Association as associate executive director for scientific affairs. Story is a social psychologist whose years of experience in academia and science management will contribute to the scientific mission of APA.

  • Rowland Miller Named 2016 Piper Professor

    Rowland (Rody) Miller has been named a Piper Professor of 2016 by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation, which recognizes outstanding college teachers in Texas each year. Sam Houston State University jumped on the bandwagon and named him a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology, capping a very good day at the office.

  • Daniel Sullivan Publishes "Cultural-Existential Psychology" with Cambridge University Press

    Daniel Sullivan has published "Cultural-Existential Psychology" with Cambridge University Press. This book presents a groundbreaking perspective on culture’s role in shaping the psychology of threat experience. This framework is the first to bridge cultural psychology and experimental existential psychology. In addition, it draws on the history of philosophy and the social sciences to offer a truly interdisciplinary perspective.

  • Gerben van Kleef's New Book on the Interpersonal Dynamics of Emotion

    SPSP member Gerben van Kleef's new book "The Interpersonal Dynamics of Emotion" was published by Cambridge University Press. The book presents an integrative theoretical framework for understanding the social effects of emotions and offers a comprehensive review of research on the effects of emotional expressions in close relationships, groups, conflict and negotiation, customer service and consumer behavior, and leadership. Inspection copies are available.

  • Edward L. Fink Named Professorship

    Edward L. Fink has been named a Laura H. Carnell Professor in the School of Media and Communication at Temple University. This named professorship honors his contributions as a researcher, educator, and leader in the field of Strategic Communication.

  • Lerner to Join Secretary of the Navy Advisory Panel

    Jennifer S. Lerner, Professor, Harvard University, has been appointed to serve on the Secretary of the Navy's Advisory Panel. The only behavioral scientist on the panel, she will join a group of 13 distinguished experts, one of whom is a former deputy director of the CIA

  • M. Sc. Psychology Course Offered

    Department of Psychology, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, India, offers M. Sc. Psychology course for the academic year 2016-17.
    Duration: 2 years
    Eligibility: B. A. / B. Sc. Psychology, Nutrition, Home science, Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology, Nursing and other allied sciences.
    Application starts by May 1st, 2016
    course speciality: Only university to offer regular Psychology in south Tamilnadu.

  • The Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award

    The American Sociological Association has announced that Thomas Pettigrew of the University of California, Santa Cruz, will receive the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award in August. The Award recognizes lifetime contributions to the study and amelioration of racial discrimination.

  • Book Announcement: Emotions, Learning and the Brain

    Mary Helen Immordino-Yang has published a new book. "Emotions, Learning and the Brain" explores the new field of social-affective neuroscience, or in the implications of neuroscience for education (proceeds to be donated to educational research).

  • This is Your Brain on Sports

    L. Jon Wertheim and Sam Sommers, are thrilled to share the arrival of their new book, This is Your Brain on Sports, published February 2, 2016.