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Christina Lapytskaia

Rookie Editor


Hello SPSSI Student Members!

I am excited to be serving as your editor for The Rookie for the 2018 – 2019 term. As your Communications Member-at-Large, I will have the privilege of sharing all of your accomplishments across our platforms, including on our Facebook page (@SPSSIGraduateStudents), as well as keeping you all informed of upcoming deadlines and opportunities. If you would like me to share something with our student members, please feel free to send it along!

As editor, I am excited to showcase all of your incredible work and research, and I look forward to highlighting your success throughout the year! I encourage you all to consider writing a piece for our upcoming Rookie newsletters. You can find more information on our submission guidelines here, and you can email me directly at Additionally, our Facebook page features a Graduate Student Spotlight series, which highlights recently published or presented work from our student members. If you would like to featured, please email GSC Chair-Elect Angela Robinson at

In this issue, we have several interesting and informative pieces related to our theme of education. We have tips for self-care and ways of incorporating novel interactions into our classrooms, alongside recent research findings on gender-based violence prevention strategies, worldview diversity in academia, and attitudes towards helping the homeless.

If you have any suggestions or questions about our featured content, I would love to hear from you! If you are looking for opportunities to get involved and would like to help with The Rookie, reach out to me! I look forward to meeting many of you soon at SPSSI’s 2019 Summer conference in San Diego.

Happy reading!

Christina Lapytskaia

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