International Society of Political Psychology


2016 SPSP Pre-conference on Political Psychology

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Leading social psychologists and political scientists will discuss current research on topics aimed at furthering the understanding of political behavior. Topics will include political polarization, the role of genetics in politics, collective action, intergroup threat and prejudice, and political misinformation. In addition, we will host a graduate student talk, data blitz, poster session, and paper-swap. Our objectives are to break down boundaries between social psychology and political science, and promote the next generation of political psychologists.


Emily Balcetis, New York University

Larry Bartels, Vanderbilt University

Cheryl Kaiser, University of Washington

Mark Landau, University of Kansas

David Pizarro, Cornell University

Monica Schneider, Miami University

Elizabeth Suhay, American University

Martijn van Zomeren, University of Groningen


Blitz Talk and Posters


Student Talk: Graduate students are invited to submit proposals to give a 15-minute talk about first-authored work that will not be presented in a symposium at the main SPSP conference. Preference will be given to individuals who have not spoken at the preconference in previous years, but all submissions will be considered. Note that data must be collected and analyzed before submission of the abstract. Please email your title, 250-word abstract, and CV by November 1st. Please do not include any identifying information in the abstract. Proposals that are not accepted for the student talk may still be submitted for consideration for a poster, paper-swap, or data blitz presentation.

Poster Session: To be considered for a poster presentation, please email your title and 250-word abstract to by November 20th.

Paper Swap: We invite you to share your work with other conference attendees. Please bring copies of recently published papers, pre-prints, or papers-in-progress. To have your paper listed in the preconference program, please email your title and 250-word abstract by November 20th.

Data Blitz: Participants with outstanding first-authored poster and paper-swap submissions will be invited to present their work in rapid-pace form. Preference will be given to participants who have not spoken at the preconference in previous years, but all poster and paper-swap submissions will be considered for the data blitz. 

Graduate Student Travel Award: We are offering up to three graduate student travel awards to help cover travel, registration, and lodging related to attending the preconference. Each award will be worth $250. Award decisions will be based on need and the excellence of the submitted conference abstract. To apply, please submit your (1) current CV, (2) abstract for your preconference poster, paper, or student talk presentation, and (3) a 500-word (max) description of how the award would benefit you to by November 20th.



Registrations via mail will be received by January 8, 2016. See all registration policies here.

*Attendees registering for both the Annual Convention AND a preconference will receive a $25 discount.* 


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January 28, 2016
Location TBD
8:00am-9:00am: Continental Breakfast
9:00am-9:15am: Welcoming Remarks
9:15am-9:45am: Mark Landau, University of Kansas
9:45am-10:15am: Cheryl Kaiser, University of Washington
10:15am-10:45am: Elizabeth Suhay, American University
10:45am-11:10am: AM Coffee Break
11:10am-11:40am: Martijn van Zomeren, University of Groningen
11:40am-12:00pm:Graduate Student Speaker
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm-1:30pm: Emily Balcetis, New York University
1:30pm-2:00pm: Larry Bartels, Vanderbilt University
2:00pm-2:30pm: Data Blitz
2:30pm-3:15pm: Poster Session and PM Break
3:15pm-3:45pm: Monica Schneider, Miami University
3:45pm-4:15pm: David Pizarro, Cornell University
4:15pm-4:25pm: Closing Remarks



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