Letter from the Editors
Simine Vazire and Chris Soto
Welcome to the latest issue of P: The Newsletter of the Association for Research in Personality! This issue is packed with news and discussion about the latest events in the world of personality science. Here is a preview of just a few of the exciting developments you’ll read about in this issue:
- ARP President Will Fleeson considers how “the power of the situation” actually highlights the importance of studying personality.
- Lynne Cooper, Jen Pals Lilgendahl, Rich Lucas, and Allen McConnell share the latest news about ARP and its affiliated journals.
- Grant Edmonds and Michael Boudreaux introduce themselves as the new ARP grad student/postdoc representatives.
- The ARP website hosts the new personality meta-blog! Get easy access to all your favorite personality blogs in one place. In this issue, we interview three of the most active personality bloggers to find out how and why they took up blogging.
- The replicability discussion continues. Read two responses to Brent Roberts’s column on the replicability problem in personality psychology (and beyond).
- In feature articles, Greg Webster shows how JRP article titles have changed over the past four decades, and Wendell Williams discusses the complexity of predicting job performance from personality traits.
- Conferences, conferences, conferences. The next ARP meeting is coming up in June. Read all about it, about the upcoming World Conference on Personality in South Africa, and about recent meetings in Europe and Japan.
- Remembering Susan Nolen-Hoeksema. She was a founding member of ARPand served as its first secretary-treasurer. Randy Larsen shares some memories.
- Our regular Teaching Personality feature continues with three new ideas for the classroom.
As always, we’d love to hear your responses to the articles in P. If you have a reaction you’d like to share, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also very excited to announce that Erik Noftle and Jon Adler will be taking over as the new editors of P. We’ve had a wonderful time putting together this newsletter for the past three years, and it’s great to know that it will now be in Erik and Jon’s very capable hands.
Enjoy the newsletter, and we look forward to seeing everyone at the ARP conference in Charlotte this June!