Elizabeth Page-Gould named Associate Editor at CRSP

Elizabeth Page-Gould has been appointed as an Associate Editor of Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology (CRSP). Sponsored by the European Association for Social Psychology and the Society for Australian Social Psychology, CRSP is a new journal designed to challenge traditional models of scientific reporting by embracing new and innovative approaches to publication in science. CRSP will only publish registered reports, whereby authors submit the introduction, methods, and data analysis plans for an initial round of peer review. The peer review process will focus on the scientific merit and proposed research methods. High-quality submissions will receive an “In-Principle Acceptance,” and the authors will collect their data subsequent to receiving the In-Principle Acceptance. Authors will then write the results and discussion sections and submit the full manuscript for a second round of review. Introduction sections may not change between the initial and secondary review. The second round of review will be mostly done by the original reviewers and will be focused on adherence to the original claims. Exploratory analyses can be included in the full manuscript, because they will be acknowledged as the results of post-hoc hypotheses. Ultimately, the goal for CRSP is to improve the impact and replicability of social psychological science by changing the incentive structures inherent in traditional publishing models. Elizabeth Page-Gould is very proud to serve as one of the founding Associate Editors of CRSP.

Samantha Joel Wins SPSP Student Publication Award

The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) awards Samantha Joel a Student Publication Award. Each year, three first author student papers are selected for their theoretical contribution to the field of psychology as well as for their use of innovative research methods. Samantha received her award for her paper “The things you do for me: Perceptions of romantic partner’s investments promote gratitude and commitment”. Samantha wrote her paper with collaborators Emily Impett and Geoff MacDonald from the University of Toronto, and Amie Gordon and Dacher Keltner from the University of California, Berkley. Samantha will continue her exploration of romantic relationships with her exciting research in the SPQR lab. Congratulations to Samantha and her co-authors!

Shelly Zhou and Lindsey Cary Win SSHRC Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships!

Beginning September 2014, Shelly Zhou and Lindsey Cary are officially Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholars of the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The highly competitive Bombardier SSHRC fellowships are only awarded to the most exceptional graduate students in Canada who are conducting research in the social sciences and humanities, and the fellowships will support the research of both Shelly and Lindsey for the duration of their doctorate. Shelly’s research harnesses advanced quantitative methods to examine how the diversity of our friends’ social networks affect our own attitudes about people from diverse backgrounds. Primarily advised by Alison Chasteen, Lindsey’s SSHRC-funded research examines how the social nature of online video games affect prejudice, both within the game environment and in the real world. Huge congratulations to Shelly and Lindsey!