The political psychology preconference brings together researchers to discuss topics in political cognition, ideology, and behavior. The preconference aims to facilitate the dissemination of cutting-edge research in political psychology, honor the leaders of the field, and promote the next generation of political psychologists. Back by popular demand, this year’s pre-conference will again feature themed “mini-symposia,” covering the following topics:

  1. Cultural Dynamics of Political Ideological Phenomena
  2. The Psychology of Online Political Behavior
  3. Advances in the Study of Prejudice and Politics 

Each mini-symposia will include an extended discussion session with the audience. 

Confirmed speakers for our preconference include Linda Zou (University of Maryland), Danny Osborne (University of Auckland), Felicia Pratto (University of Connecticut), Aleksandra Cichocka (University of Kent), Michael Perez (Wesleyan University), Alexandra Siegel (University of Colorado Boulder), and Ashwini Ashokkumar (New York University). We will be announcing more speakers in the coming weeks. 

Preconference Organizers

Eduardo Rivera Pichardo, [email protected], New York University
Claire Robertson, [email protected], New York 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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