Posted by: ISPP JSC | April 12, 2011

JSC Mentoring Tea

The ISPP mentorship program is designed to aid junior scholars in learning the ins and outs of political psychology from those who have paved the way before us. The program enables connections with faculty and other non-student ISPP members who work inside or outside of the university and share similar interests.

The program involves a Mentor Tea, which is held each year at ISPP’s scientific meeting. The Mentor Tea facilitates in-person meetings with mentors and mentees who have been matched based on shared research interests. During the annual meeting, mentees are urged to attend presentations given by their mentors. In addition, after the meeting, mentors and mentees are encouraged to maintain communication with one another.

Mentors and mentees are expected to use the Mentoring Program as a way to develop a fruitful professional relationship that benefits both parties. Mentees can use this opportunity to ask questions about research, jobs, balancing work and life, etc. Mentors can provide valuable insight into the field as well as learn new information from the next crop of political psychologists. With this in mind, it is important to consider how the mentorship program is envisaged:

The Mentorship Program is…

• an opportunity for mentees to communicate with an expert in their field.

• an opportunity to exchange emails periodically.

• an opportunity to get occasional advice on where to publish a paper or how to make it more publishable.

Questions and concerns may be addressed to the Mentorship Coordinators Johanna Vollhardt and Phil Hammack at

To be included in our database and sign up for the mentorship program please visit one of these links:

For junior scholars to sign up as mentees:

For established scholars to sign up as mentors: 

Remember to also sign up for special junior scholars events when you register for the annual meeting.


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