Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Announcement: Summer School on R (statistical software) in Italy August 23-28, 2014




APPLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT

Summer School
Using R for personality research
August 23-28, 2014
Bertinoro, Italy
Organizers: William Revelle & Marco Perugini



Supported by:
European Association of Personality Psychology (EAPP)
Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology (SMEP)
International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID)


R is an integrated suite of software facilities for data manipulation, calculation, and graphical display that is particularly useful for psychological and personality scientists. The aim of this summer school is to make participants familiar with the R package as it can be used for substantive research questions in personality psychology. The summer school will start from the basic notions of R, including simple standard descriptive statistics, graphical approaches, and basic statistical techniques, and then move to more advanced issues, including classic and IRT psychometric approaches, multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, social interactions model, and data simulation. Participants will be encouraged to bring their own data for analyses under supervision of faculty members. The maximum number of participants is 30.


Teaching faculty includes:
William Revelle, Northwestern University, USA
Yves Roseel, Ghent University, Belgium
Felix Schönbrodt, University of Munich, Germany
Ryne A. Sherman, Florida Atlantic University, USA
Giulio Costantini, Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Albrecht Küfner, Factworks, Germany


Conference Site


http://www.ceub.it/ (It is possible to switch on the English version)


Participation Costs
"All-inclusive package" including fees, accommodation, wireless internet access, breakfasts, lunches, welcome and farewell dinner:
300 € (single room)
250 € (double room)
A limited number of scholarships is provided and will be assigned to applicants from countries of lower income economies. Please specify in the application letter if you intend to apply for a scholarship.

Application Please send your application including a 1 page letter of intent and a Curriculum Vitae via e-mail attachment (pdf or WORD file) to both:
marco.perugini@unimib.it
revelle@northwestern.edu


Deadline for applications: April 22, 2014 You should be informed about acceptance before May 7, 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

12-MONTH INSTRUCTOR POSITION IN PERSONALITY-SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AT KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY

Kansas State University: INSTRUCTOR IN PERSONALITY-SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY.  The Department of Psychological Sciences at Kansas State University expects to fill a 12-month instructor position beginning in August, 2014 contingent upon available funding.  The teaching load will be four courses per semester, and teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate course in Personality Psychology, General Psychology, and other courses as needed.  PhD degree is preferred, but ABD candidates will be considered.  Candidates should have demonstrated excellence in teaching and be strongly committed to quality teaching in a research-based PhD-granting department in which faculty members teach, conduct research, and supervise graduate students.  Information about the Department, its undergraduate and graduate programs, and faculty can be found at http://www.k-state.edu/psych/.  Applicants should email a curriculum vita, statement of teaching experiences and interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation to psychjobapp@ksu.edu (pdf format preferred).  Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  Inquiries may be addressed to Mark Barnett (barn@ksu.edu), Department of Psychological Sciences, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506.  In accordance with Kansas Board of Regents policy, the University is required to run a background check on the final candidate.  Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Friday, October 25, 2013

ARP-sponsored Lifespan Social-Personality Preconference at SPSP

Jennifer Lodi-Smith, Susan Krauss Whitbourne, and Erik Noftle are organizing the third annual preconference dedicated to lifespan development at SPSP, the Lifespan Social-Personality preconference.

The preconference will take place on February 13, 2004. We have organized three symposia, all of which we expect to be of great interest to ARP members. The first symposium is on personality development in late life, and will include talks by Jennifer Lay, Jenny Wagner, Nicholas Turiano, and Cornelia Wrzus. The second symposium is on moral and character development across the lifespan, and will include talks by Brent Roberts, Daniel Lapsley, Tobias Krettenauer, and Lauri Jensen-Campbell. The third symposium is on methods in lifespan social-personality psychology, and will include talks by Jon Adler, Josh Jackson, Jenn Lodi-Smith, and Jack McArdle. We are very pleased that Jutta Heckhausen has agreed to be the discussant to close the preconference.

The preconference will also include an open poster session. All registered attendees are welcome to bring posters of their research to share.

More information about the preconference is here: http://lodismith.canisiuspsychology.net/lspprecon.html

Registration is NOW OPEN!

Finally, we are delighted that ARP will be sponsoring the preconference this year! One feature of ARP sponsorship is that all students who are members of ARP will receive a $10 reduction in registration fees for the preconference!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Invitation to contribute to meta-analysis: Personality and cognitive ability data

Do you have personality and cognitive ability data? If so, Kevin Stanek, a doctoral student at the University of Minnesota who is writing his dissertation on the relations between personality and cognitive ability, invites you to contribute to what could end up being the largest meta-analysis ever conducted. All you need to do to contribute is provide the means, standard deviations, and intercorrelations for the personality and cognitive ability variables in your data set as well as the mean and standard deviation for age, % male/female in the sample, and % in various ethnic/racial groups (if collected)No individual-level data needs to be provided, so the confidentiality of all of your participants' data will be maintained. All contributing researchers will be acknowledged. If you would like to contribute or have any questions, please e-mail stane040@umn.edu

Thursday, October 10, 2013

APA 2014 Call For Submissions



Dear Colleagues, 

I invite you to submit proposals for symposia and posters for the annual APA convention, to be held August 7-10 in Washington, DC.  In my role as Program Chair for Division 8 (Personality and Social Psychology), I will be coordinating the program and welcome any questions.  Please note that Division 8 only accepts symposia and poster submissions and does not accept individual papers.  

In recent years, we have had excellent programs at APA, and we hope to have even more representation from personality and social psychologists in 2014.  In particular, early career faculty and graduate students are encouraged to organize a symposium in their area of study or to submit a poster proposal of their work.  This year, we are especially interested in submissions that demonstrate the ways in which personality and social psychology connect to and inform other areas of psychology, including applied work in all areas and research with clinical relevance.  Also, please consider whether your symposium submission fulfills the criteria for Continuing Education, which is a straightforward process and dramatically increases attendance at sessions.  APA non-members may submit proposals if at least one co-author is a member of APA or an APA member sponsors the proposal. 

Submissions should be made online by midnight EST on Monday, December 2, 2013 at http://apacustomout.apa.org/ConvCall.  Full details about the procedures for submitting proposals can be found at http://apacustomout.apa.org/ConvCallCollab/Call4Programs.pdf.
Please feel free to contact me at jadler@olin.edu with questions or ideas for programming that you would like to see at the next APA convention.

Best,

Jonathan Adler

Olin College of Engineering
Olin Way, MH 368
Needham, MA 02492
jadler@olin.edu

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Kansas State University: Instructor in Personality-Social Psychology

The Department of Psychological Sciences at Kansas State University expects to fill an 18-month instructor position beginning in January 2014 contingent upon available funding.  The teaching load will be four courses per semester, and teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate course in Personality Psychology, General Psychology, and other courses as needed.  PhD degree is preferred, but ABD candidates will be considered.  Candidates should have demonstrated excellence in teaching and be strongly committed to quality teaching in a research-based PhD-granting department in which faculty members teach, conduct research, and supervise graduate students.  Information about the Department, its undergraduate and graduate programs, and faculty can be found at http://www.k-state.edu/psych/.  Applicants should email a curriculum vita, statement of teaching experiences and interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation to psychjobapp@ksu.edu (pdf format preferred).  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.  Inquiries may be addressed to Mark Barnett (barn@ksu.edu), Department of Psychological Sciences, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506.  In accordance with Kansas Board of Regents policy, the University is required to run a background check on the final candidate.  Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Monday, February 11, 2013

ACT Job Announcement


ACT is looking to recruit a recent PhD grad with deep knowledge of the personality literature for our work on behavioral predictors of academic and workforce performance and persistence. Feel free to share this with anyone who might be interested.

Position title: Research Associate                                        
Department: Career Transitions Research                           
EEOC Class: 2
Area: Research
Reports to: Director or Principal Research Associate or Senior Research Associate     
FLSA Status: Exempt
Date Written: 9/30/98

Revised: 6/14/01; 9/1/02, 8/2503; 8/8/05; 9/1/10; 12/13/10; 10/29/12

General summary:Under the direction of senior staff, conduct research for ACT?s career transition programs and services.  Requires well-developed skills and experience in applied research, as well as a clear understanding of the principles of applied psychology (e.g., personality, industrial/organizational, educational, and/or counseling psychology).  This position requires general knowledge and experience in the areas of personality and behavior, and well-developed oral and written communication skills.

Essential job functions:
Under the direction of senior staff:
1.      Assist with the design, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of research in support of department objectives and ACT?s mission.
2.      Assist with consultation for clients regarding a variety of applied psychology issues, such as personnel selection, identification of student risk, etc.
3.      Coordinate and facilitate focus group meetings.
4.      Complete literature reviews to maintain up-to-date knowledge in relevant areas.
5.      Participate in a program of research, publication, and presentations at professional conferences on issues affecting ACT?s business.
6.      Assist with the review and development of behavioral and personality assessments including item writing and data collection.
7.      Assist with the development of support materials.
8.      Assist with assessment validation research.
9.      Assist with the development of behavioral training program materials and with the evaluation of such materials.
10.  Provide technical support for internal staff and clients.
11.  Communicate effectively with ACT staff and clients through strong, organized writing and verbal skills.
12.  Maintain quality and security control on all projects.
13.  Exercise discretion and independent judgment in making work-related decisions.
14.  Maintain a high level of confidentiality regarding corporate information.
15.  Maintain regular and predictable attendance.


Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Demonstrated competence in:
1.      Collecting and analyzing research data.
2.      Proficiency with computer and social science statistical software, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and SAS/SPSS.
3.      Effectively managing and prioritizing work to meet multiple deadlines.
4.      Determining logical solutions to complicated problems.
5.      Superior ability to interpret technical materials.
6.      Familiarity with statistical concepts.
7.      Knowledge of the personality and behavioral literatures whether from an industrial/organizational or educational perspectives
8.      Setting specific goals and priorities.
9.      Ability to function independently and as part of a team in a professional work environment.
10.  Communicating with coworkers and external customers through strong, organized writing and verbal skills.
11.  Maintaining a high level of confidentiality regarding corporate information.
12.  Managing stress effectively.


Supportive job functions: *
1.      Assist in developing goals, objectives, and strategic plans.
2.      Participate in the preparation of contract/grant proposals.

* These tasks do not meet the Americans with Disabilities Act definition of essential job functions and usually equal 5% or less of time spent.  However, these tasks still constitute important performance aspects of the job.

Education and experience:
1.      Doctorate degree in related content area, ABD, or Master?s degree with several years of applied experience.
2.      Experience in applied research.

Working conditions:The working conditions for this position typically require an individual to work inside the majority of the day.  This position includes mainly sedentary work and exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally.  This position requires an individual to work independently as well as maintain strong interpersonal working relationships.  This position also requires continuous alertness and concentrated mental and visual attention throughout the workday.  This position may require up to fifteen (15) days of travel per year for professional development and new business development.

If you are interested in learning more about this position, please contact Dr. Alex Casillas at alex.casillas@act.org or at 319.337.1211.

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.