The origins of social psychology can be traced back to early studies of intragroup processes by Lewin and others. In recent years, however, social psychologists have drifted away from the ’social’ roots from which our field originated. In this unique preconference, we seek to re-invigorate research interest in the study of social interactions within groups. We will feature an array of speakers from social psychology as well as management and other disciplines (e.g., computer sciences) who are doing cutting-edge work on intragroup processes, and we will conclude with a discussion on why social psychologists should be studying intragroup processes and why the area of intragroup processes would benefit from going back to its psychological roots.

Preconference Organizers

Siyu Yu,, Rice University
Jennifer Dannals,, Yale University
Jiyin Cao,, Stony Brook University


This precon is accepting submissions for all presentation formats. All submissions must be completed by 11:59 PM PT on Nov. 15. If you have questions, you may email or the preconference organizer listed above.

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