SPSP hosts, co-hosts, and supports several summer learning opportunities in the area of social and personality psychology. Offered to pre-doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students, these programs offer unique experiences focused on education, hands-on training, networking, and research.
With National Science Foundation funding, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology offers bi-annually (in odd-numbered years) a two-week intensive summer experience for up to 100 pre-doctoral students in social and personality psychology.
The Social-Personality Undergraduate Research (SPUR) Program was originally created as a summer research internship for students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in social-personality psychology. In 2021, the program will transition into a March to December model with a similar mission—to expand opportunities for research experience for students from historically underrepresented racial backgrounds.
SPSP and the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP) participate in a summer school exchange program. The Australasian Summer School, which is held for a week (usually in early February) in even-numbered years, offers up to 36 places to graduate students placed across three workshops. In its agreement with SPSP, SASP reserves up to three places for students currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program.
The EASP Summer School is organized every two years (in even-numbered years) and is a central activity of the European Association. SPSP selects five students to attend (one for each workstream) and reimburses up to $750 in expenses.
SPSP selects two graduate students (master's or PhD level) to attend the week-long, EAAP-sponsored Summer School of Personality Science (SSPS). SPSP reimburses up to $750 in travel expenses; lodging and some meals are provided.