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Ashley Votruba


SPSSI Communications Committee Updates

Ashley Votruba, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
SPSSI Communications Committee Chair

Hello SPSSI, 

First, as the communication committee chair, I am excited to announce our new committee member Alyssa Zucker! I would also like to acknowledge the Communication Committee members who have continued their tenure on the committee, including Dionne Stephens and Courtney Bonam. The committee has continued to work hard to pursue its objectives, emphasizing science communication. For those who may be interested, here is a link for more information about what the committee does: Communications Committee

This past year our committee focused its efforts on the SPSSI Psychology Today blog. The blog—Sound Science, Sound Policy—features blogs written by SPSSI members on their areas of research and expertise that are relevant to concerns of public policy. In 2022 we published 10 posts on topics from using deception when interrogating young suspects to how gender stereotypes influence career interests. Posts published in our blog have reached thousands of readers and the committee is dedicated to continue expanding the number of posts published and the reach of this important work.  

If you are interested in contributing to the blog, please email me at Contributors from all career stages are welcome, including early career professionals and senior graduate student. And, we especially welcome BIPOC and other underrepresented scholars. Whether or not you have experience with science communication writing, I am happy to work with you to create an excellent blog post! 

The work our committee does would not be possible without input for SPSSI members. Please reach out if you have any feedback on SPSSI related communication. Thank you for your continued support of our work! 

Ashley Votruba (Chair) – 

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