The SPSP Emotion Preconference is an interdisciplinary event that brings together social and personality scientists interested in affective science—a subject spanning any psychological process in which emotion plays a role, from decision-making and outgroup bias to close relationships and mental health. Held every year since 2006, this preconference is an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge work across a wide range of domains and engage in fruitful scholarly exchange. The program prioritizes diverse perspectives and includes a series of talks by invited distinguished speakers as well as submitted flash talks and a poster session, which provide opportunities for trainees and early investigators to showcase their work. In particular, this year’s program includes invited talks from an exciting line-up of speakers highlighting affective science across a wide range of domains in psychology including close relationships, development, emotion regulation, health, and neuroscience.

This will be a full-day, in-person preconference, beginning with breakfast at 7:30 AM.

Preconference Organizers

Adrienne Wood [email protected], University of Virginia
Brett Ford, [email protected], University of Toronto
Amit Goldenberg, [email protected], Harvard University


Our Submission Guide outlines all the information needed for submitting to a preconference. Please click here to download the submission guide from the SPSP Annual Convention page.

Preconference Submissions Now Open

All submissions must be completed by 11:59 PM PT on October 18.
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