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  • 06 Mar 2015 9:22 AM | Anonymous

    The first draft of the 2015 APA STP Program Grid is available.

  • 27 Feb 2015 9:35 AM | Anonymous

    This handbook consists of two volumes (see Volume 1). In this volume, the chapters provide advisors and students with information about how to prepare for a career in one of the many sub-fields of psychology.  The book is divided into four sections. The first section addresses how to make the decision between a job and graduate school. The second section provides information about careers in basic areas of psychology, e.g., cognitive, physiological.  In the third section, the authors address applied areas of psychology, e.g., clinical, school.  The last section describes how to prepare for a career outside of psychology, e.g., medicine, law. In the companion volume, there are chapters that are intended to provide the reader with ideas on how to organize the advising process, advising students with a wide range of special needs, using the advising process to promote both curricular and extra-curricular activities, what to say in an advising session, and how to assess advising.

    View e-book

  • 16 Feb 2015 4:41 PM | Anonymous

    ACT Program Committee

    STP programming is searching for three people to serve a two-year term on the program committee for STP’s Annual Conference on Teaching (ACT). The program committee will help the conference director with various tasks before and during the 2015 and 2016 conferences (e.g., reviewing proposals, advertising the conference, introducing keynote speakers). STP will waive the conference registration fees for committee members.  

    If you are interested, please complete the application and email it to Natalie Kerr Lawrence at by March 1. Preference will be given to individuals who have attended this conference in the past but have never served on the program committee.  

  • 29 Jan 2015 2:03 PM | Anonymous
    Members of STP can now review the minutes from the 2015 Midwinter EC meeting:

    2015 Midwinter EC Meeting Book.pdf

  • 22 Jan 2015 3:42 PM | Anonymous

    “C’est La Vie: The Game of Social Life: A Role-Playing Game for Teaching about Privilege, Oppression, and Intersectionality” (2015)

    Instructor Resource Guide (Word document)
    Strategy Game (PowerPoint Presentation)

    Author: Kosha D. Bramesfeld
    Institution: Ryerson University
    Description:  This resource is an empathy-based privilege and oppression awareness intervention that can be used to help students engage in difficult dialogues surrounding the issues of privilege, oppression, and intersectionality.  The materials include (a) 64 character profiles and game sheets that describe the demographic characteristics and resources assigned to each player’s character, (b) a strategy game that presents students with a variety of different decision scenarios that interact with their character’s resources (described in a 33-slide presentation), and (c) an instructor’s guide that covers the development of the game, its recommended uses, and a debriefing and discussion points that help students reflect on the outcomes of the game, its connections with real life inequality, and the role that privilege and oppression might play in the students’ own lives.

  • 20 Jan 2015 9:31 AM | Anonymous

    The STP Diversity Committee is searching for new members. The mission of the committee is “to oversee and assess all Society activities related to diversity issues, including but not limited to, diversity in membership, integration of diversity into the curriculum, hiring and retaining a diverse faculty, and attracting members of diverse groups to psychology as a major and a profession.” The Committee’s objective includes “building community among and supporting diversity-oriented scholars and teachers, perhaps beginning with conference discussions/presentations.” The entire group convenes via phone conference biannually; additional meetings are held when necessary. Subcommittees meet as needed to complete set tasks. If you are interested please send your vita and a statement of interest to John Chang at by February 15, 2015.

  • 14 Jan 2015 9:45 AM | Anonymous


    (Deadline: January 31, 2015)

    Dear Colleagues,

    I'm writing to invite you to apply for this year's Social Psychology Network award honoring excellence in "action teaching" -- that is, teaching which not only leads to a better understanding of human behavior but to a more compassionate, sustainable, and peaceful world.

    The award is open to all instructors -- student teachers as well as long-time veterans of the classroom -- regardless of learner level (K-12, high school, college, graduate level, or adult learners). Entries may include a student assignment, classroom activity, field experience, or web-based demonstration. For further details, please visit:

    The prize is $1,000, and the winner will be invited to submit an article on the entry to the "Action Teaching" section of the Journal of Social and Political Psychology. 

    (Tip: Look at winning entries from prior years, archived at, to see what information to include and how to format your entry.)

    If you teach in a creative, socially engaged way, please consider applying for this award!

    Best wishes for 2015,

    Scott Plous

    Professor of Psychology

    SPN Executive Director

  • 14 Jan 2015 9:44 AM | Anonymous

    STP Internet Editor

    Applications are now being accepted for the position of STP Internet Editor. The person selected would work with Jeff Stowell (, STP's current Internet Editor, through the end of 2015. The new person would take over the Internet Editor position in January 2016.
    The Internet Editor (IE) oversees all Society Internet resources, including the Society's Web site and other Internet activities and materials. The IE is appointed by the Executive Committee for a term of five years. Appointment to second five-year term is possible.
    The position includes
    • Assisting the Executive Committee, directors, and committee chairs in edits and updates of the Web page.
    • Serving as primary editorial consultant to OTRP Director for matters involving copyright and other technical standards.
    • Maintaining and revising STP copyright and other technical standards as needed.
    • Directing and supervising Associate Internet Editor duties, including OTRP updates.
    • Serving as a consultant to the STP Executive Committee for matters pertaining to the domain.
    • Serving as consultant/committee member, for E-publishing activities associated with STP.
    • Receiving communications and participate in deliberations on the STP Extended Committee (TOPEC) electronic discussion list.
    • Submitting two semiannual reports to STP's Vice President for Resources on additions/changes to STP’s Internet resources and usage by visitors to the site.
     To apply for the position, please send the following material to STP Vice President for Resources, Sue Frantz at with “Internet Editor application-YOUR NAME” in the Subject line, a letter expressing interest and highlighting experience with web-based technology, and a CV. Letters of reference are NOT requested at this time, but after a candidate is selected for consideration, the Executive Committee of STP may request that the candidate provide three professional references for the position. Self nominations will be accepted. Application deadline is May 1, 2015.

  • 13 Jan 2015 5:28 PM | Anonymous

    Conference Speaker Grant Program Committee

    The Conference Speaker Grant Program Committee seeks a new member to serve a three-year term (2015-2018). The goal of the program is to enhance teaching by exposing faculty attending small conferences to teachers who have been recognized nationally for being excellent teachers and scholars. The grant program is open to any gathering of psychology teachers from 4-year colleges and universities, 2-year colleges, or high schools. The committee reviews applications continually throughout the year.


    1. Must be an STP Member.
    2. No travel is required for this committee. 
    3. Be able to review applications year round.
    4. Nominations and self-nominations are welcome. 

    If interested, or if you have questions, please contact Courtney Rocheleau at

    Please complete the application below and email it to Courtney Rocheleau by January 30th, 2015. 

    Email ____________________________________
    Please list, if any, your involvements with STP.

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