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 talks and a poster session, which provide opportunities for trainees and early investigators to showcase their work.
This year's program features an exciting and timely panel on “Emotions and Political Polarization,” with talks and discussion by Morteza Deghani, Leonie Huddy, and Shanto Iyengar, as well as a graduate student spotlight talk by Luiza Santos. 
Invited talks will highlight affective science from a range of domains in psychology, including motivation and cognition (Kimberly Chiew), mental health (Fallon Goodman), neuroscience (Ajay Satpute), and intergroup relations (José Soto). 
The preconference is scheduled from 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM with breakfast beginning 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


Preconference submissions are now closed. If you have any questions about this preconference, please email the organizers (listed above).