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 SPSP Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) was created to provide an intensive summer internship in the methods of social and personality psychology for undergraduates from under-represented ethnic groups. Participating students conduct research and research-related activities full-time for 8 weeks with a participating mentor and lab.
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.