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Registration open for SPSP 2014 in Austin (Feb. 13-15)

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Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Get your next big story at the SPSP annual meeting in Austin, TX, Feb. 13-15, 2014! The 15th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) will bring together 3,500 scientists to share their latest research in 80 symposia and more than 2,000 posters.

Come see the latest scientific research in a diverse array of topics - the accuracy of first impressions, behavioral influences on health, the link between parenting and happiness, ways to reignite passionate love, the psychology of sustainability, and more.

Register now.

Press registration gives accredited members of the media access to all symposia, posters, special sessions, and exhibits. Additionally, SPSP provides a Press Room with Wi-Fi and workstations for registered media attendees.

Special events and sessions:

  • Thurs., Feb. 13, 5:00-7:00pm: Presidential symposium on big data and new technology, featuring speakers Roxane Cohen Silver, J.B. Michel, as well as Eric Horvitz of Microsoft Research and Adam Kramer of Facebook.

  • Fri., Feb. 14, 2:00-3:15pm: False Positives: A special session to look at the "replicability crisis," featuring speakers Uri Simonhson, Susan Fiske, Mahzarin Banaji, and Jeff Simpson.

  • Fri., Feb. 14, 5:00-6:15pm: Awards addresses by the 2013 SPSP awards recipients Robert (Jeff) McCrae, a pioneering researcher on personality and aging; Timothy Wilson, an expert on why we have such a hard time evaluating ourselves, and Carol Dweck, whose innovative work has examined how mindset affects achievement.

  • Sat., Feb. 15, 2:00-3:15pm: Lights, Camera... Psychology in Action: Four short talks with big ideas about the latest research on connections between people and space, myths about meaning in life, and more, featuring personality and social psychologists Roy Baumeister, Sam Gosling, Laura King, and Barbara Fredrickson. Video for these talks will be available online.


Accredited press can apply now for complimentary press registration to attend the annual SPSP meeting!

Discounted hotel rooms are available at several downtown Austin hotels.

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SPSP promotes scientific research that explores how people think, behave, and interact. The Society is the largest organization of social and personality psychologists in the world.

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