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COSSA Welcomes the Society for Personality Assessment

spa-logo-no-bg-with-taglineCOSSA is pleased to welcome the Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) its newest member. SPA is the world’s largest organization “dedicated to the development of methods of personality assessment, the advancement of research on their effectiveness, the exchange of ideas about the theory and practice of assessment, and the promotion of the applied practice of personality assessment.” COSSA’s full membership list is available here. Information on how to join can be found on the COSSA website.

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Posted in Issue 19 (September 29), Update, Volume 38 (2019)

Nominations Open for 2021 Moynihan Prize

The American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) is now accepting nominations for the annual Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize in Social Science and Public Policy. The Moynihan Prize was created to recognize social scientists, public officials, and civic leaders who champion the use of informed judgment to advance the public good. The winner is recognized at a formal event to be (tentatively) held in 2021 and receives a $20,000 prize. The nomination form can be found here and nominations will be accepted until October 16, 2020.

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Posted in Issue 17 (September 1), Update, Volume 39 (2020)

APSA Launches Campaign to Increase Student Voting, Civic Engagement

The American Political Science Association (APSA), a COSSA governing member, has launched a campaign to encourage participation in the political process on college campuses. The RAISE (Resources to Amplify and Increase Student Engagement) the Vote initiative aims to provide the tools needed to effectively encourage student registration, voting, and democratic engagement. It provides concrete steps and best practices that faculty can use in the classroom and on campus to encourage student engagement and highlights the research, teaching, and service of APSA members related to civic engagement and voting, encouraging faculty to use these resources in their classrooms.

More information about the project is available on the RAISE the Vote website.

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Posted in Issue 17 (September 1), Update, Volume 39 (2020)

SPSP Names New Executive Director

The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), a COSSA governing member, has announced the selection of Rachel Puffer as its next Executive Director effective July 7. Puffer currently serves as the Vice President for Membership and Meetings at the Gerontological Society of America. Brian Riddleberger, SPSP’s Chief Operating Officer, has been serving as Interim Executive Director during the search and will return to his COO role. COSSA congratulates Puffer on her appointment and looks forward to continuing to work with SPSP to advance the social and behavioral sciences.

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Posted in Issue 13 (June 23), Update, Volume 39 (2020)

COSSA Welcomes Case Western Reserve University

cwru-formal-blue-tagCOSSA is pleased to welcome Case Western Reserve University as its newest member. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, Case Western receives more than $3.2 million in federal social and behavioral science funding annually. COSSA’s full membership list is available here. Information on how to join can be found on the COSSA website.

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Posted in Issue 7 (March 31), Update, Volume 39 (2020)

COSSA Welcomes Wiley

Wiley Logo WhiteCOSSA is pleased to welcome Wiley as its newest affiliate member. Wiley is a leading publisher of scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, books, and other digital content. Wiley has joined under COSSA’s new affiliate membership category, which invites users of social science findings and other stakeholders to join in COSSA’s advocacy on behalf of the social and behavioral science community. COSSA’s full membership list is available here. Information on how to join can be found on the COSSA website.

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Posted in Issue 4 (February 18), Update, Volume 39 (2020)

Nominations Open for 2020 SAGE-CASBS Award

The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University and SAGE Publishing now are accepting nominations for the 2020 SAGE-CASBS Award. The Award recognizes accomplishments in the behavioral and social sciences that push the boundaries of our understanding of social issues. In addition to a cash prize, the SAGE-CASBS Award winner will deliver a public lecture to be held at CASBS on November 19, 2020. The deadline for nominations is March 16, 2020. More information about the Award can be found on the CASBS website.

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Posted in Issue 4 (February 18), Update, Volume 39 (2020)

SAGE Awards Inaugural Impact Writing Prize to Social and Behavioral Scientists

SAGE Publishing, a COSSA affiliate member, has announced the winners of its inaugural Impact in Action Writing Prize. Administered through its online platform Social Science Space, the award is given to researchers who effectively communicate through writing how social and behavioral science research leaves an impact in non-academic spaces.

The recipients of the 2019 Impact in Action Writing Prize are:

  • Cheryl Durwin & Dina Moore from Southern Connecticut State University
  • Lynn Thigpen from the Wisdom Project
  • Maria Kreuzer from the International University of Monaco
  • Ian Male & William Farr from the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) Trust

Submissions for the award were judged on four criteria: the quality of the research, the impact of the research, the applicability of the research, and the writing quality of the submissions. The winners receive a cash prize and their submissions will be published on the Social Science Space website.

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Posted in Issue 2 (January 21), Update, Volume 39 (2020)

COSSA Welcomes the University of Arkansas

COSSA is pleased to welcome the University of Arkansas as its newest member. Located in Fayetteville, the University of Arkansas receives more than $2 million in federal social and behavioral science funding annually. COSSA’s full membership list is available here. Information on how to join can be found on the COSSA website.

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Posted in Issue 23 (November 26), Update, Volume 38 (2019)

SSRC Launches MediaWell Platform on Disinformation Research

On October 22, the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), a COSSA member, hosted a launch event for MediaWell, an initiative intended to track and aggregate research on mis- and disinformation in the media. The event consisted of an introduction to the mission and function of MediaWell and a panel discussion on current trends of disinformation in the media. Panelists included Editor-in-Chief at The Markup Julia Angwin, Director of the Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative at the German Marshall Fund Karen Kornbluh, Director of Journalism Research at the Pew Research Center Amy Mitchell, and Professor of Government at Dartmouth College Brendan Nyhan.

The MediaWell platform consolidates scholarship originating from several different publications and fields of study, organizes them by topic, and provides expert translations on the findings to be accessible for a broader audience. More information about MediaWell can be found the MediaWell website.

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Posted in Issue 21 (October 29), Update, Volume 38 (2019)

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