The Health Preconference is a “hub” for SPSP attendees working across a diverse array of areas connecting social/personality processes to health. Indeed, many current topics in social/personality psychology have links to health and wellbeing, including intergroup relations, close relationships, self and identity, emotion, motivation, and, of course, social interventions. The pandemic highlighted critical connections between social/personality processes and health, and has brought renewed attention to the broader structural and systemic determinants of health disparities.  Accordingly, this preconference would be a vital component of SPSP 2023 programming, particularly following the 2022 Health Disparities Summer Psychology Forum (SPF).

In addition to invited research and keynote presentations, the preconference features student/postdoc data blitzes, faculty/professional flash talks, round table discussions on research and professional development topics, poster presentations, and additional dynamic formats that actively involve attendees and leading experts. Awards will be presented for Outstanding Student/Postdoc Flash Talks, Early Career Scholarship, Diversity in Research, and Lifetime Contributions.

Preconference Organizers

Jeffrey Hunger, hungerjm@miamioh.edu, Miami University
Drexler James, djames@umn.edu, University of Minnesota
Michael Trujillo, mtrujillo@cmu.edu, Carnegie Mellon University


We will begin accepting submissions for our 2023 preconferences on Sept. 1. All submissions must be completed by 11:59 PM ET on Nov. 15.
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