The Health Preconference serves as a hub for SPSP attendees working across areas that bridge social/personality processes with health. Health and well-being are deeply interconnected with social and personality processes. Understanding the psychological factors that influence health outcomes (e.g., intergroup relations, close relationships), is crucial for developing effective interventions and promoting overall wellness. By connecting experts from health and social psychology fields, the pre-conference facilitates interdisciplinary collaborations and encourages the exchange of knowledge and ideas.
Recent events highlighted the critical role of social and psychological factors in shaping health. Exploring these connections and discussing the broader structural determinants of health becomes imperative to address the underlying causes and promote equitable health outcomes.
The preconference features invited research presentations, student/postdoc data blitzes, faculty/professional flash talks, round table discussions on research topics, and poster presentations. Awards will be presented for Outstanding Data Blitz, Early Career Scholarship, Diversity in Research, and Lifetime Contributions.
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
Check-in (Breakfast available from 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM)
Opening Remarks and SPHN Anthem
Diversity in Research Award Address: Nao Hagiwara, Ph.D. [Virginia Commonwealth University] (30 mins)
Invited Talk #1 (30 mins)
Flash talk #1 (20 mins total)
Morning Stretch Break #1
Early Career Award Address: Jennifer L. Howell, PhD [University of California, Merced] (30 mins)
Invited Talk #2 (30 mins)
Flash Talk #2 (20 mins total)
Morning Stretch Break #2
Keynote Address (45 mins)
Lunch with Optional Roundtables
Invited Talk #3 (30 mins)
Poster Award Winner Talk #1 (15 mins each)
Poster Award Winner Talk #2 (15 mins each)
Panel (45 mins)
Award Announcements, SPHN Business, Closing Remarks