Language is involved in virtually all aspects of everyday life reflecting people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The psychological analysis of language is a cornerstone of psychology enabling the study of complex psychological processes that have been historically difficult to study in the real world. Additionally, as government and private enterprises incorporate social psychology research, language analysis provides a way to bridge the gap between social/personality psychology and data scientists.

This preconference will feature cutting-edge research talks from leading researchers who utilize a diverse set of language analyses to address some of the most important matters in today’s society: diversity, equity, and inclusion, health, politics, and public policy. The program will include collaborative sessions that address the future directions of language analyses. Attendees will have the opportunity to join discussions on how researchers can further utilize language analyses to address social issues and long-standing issues in social and personality psychology. 

Preconference Organizers

Vivian Ta-Johnson,, Lake Forest College

Kayla Jordan,, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology


This precon is accepting submissions for data blitz and single presenter talks only. All submissions must be completed by 11:59 PM PT on Nov. 15. If you have questions, you may email or the preconference organizer listed above.

Our Submission Guide outlines all the information needed for submitting to a preconference.