Group processes and intergroup relations (GPIR) research is crucial for addressing global issues in a quickly changing world. Mass shootings are on the rise in the US and beyond, war rages in multiple contested areas, the health of democracy is constantly tested, and societal structures threaten perceptions of minority groups’ collective action against inequality. The 2024 GPIR preconference brings together scholars whose work speaks to these issues and beyond, connecting researchers at all levels to create meaningful collaborations and expand theory and methods. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the SAGE journal GPIR and the work showcased in this preconference celebrates the journal’s contributions to social psychology. Many of the speakers include contributors to a special issue dedicated to the journal and the journal's founding editors, Professors Michal Hogg and Dominic Abrams will be in attendance for the celebration. Our lineup includes 8 invited speakers and a data blitz presentation by an early career scholar from our pool of poster presentations. 

Preconference Organizers

Angel Armenta, University of Kentucky
Olivia Kuljian, Eastern Oregon University
Teri Kirby, Purdue University
Amber Gaffney, Cal Poly Humboldt


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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Preconference Organizers

The Sage Journal, Group Processes and Intergroup Relations
Special Issue Editors