APA Convention (Division 8)

Division 8 of the American Psychological Association is dedicated to supporting programming and activities for those interested in social and personality psychology. 

Registration is now open for the APA 2022 program (August 4 – 6 in Minneapolis and virtually).

More information about the event is available on the APA Convention page.

Division 8 Program Highlights

Invited Address: The Psychology of American Racism

Participant/First Author: Steven O Roberts, PhD

Symposium: Innovative Directions in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Research 

Chair: Chadly Stern, PhD

Participant/First Author: Tyler Jimenez, PhD, Joel Martinez, PhD, Gerald Higginbotham, PhD 

Presidential Address: Does Anti-Black Prejudice Exact a Well-Being Cost for the Prejudiced Person

Participant/First Author: Laura A King, PhD

Past Division 8 Convention Programs

APA 2023
Full Schedule

8 – 8:50 AM CT

Symposium 2.0: Emotional Experiences during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic offered a real-world opportunity to examine emotions during a global stressful event. We present three papers studying different aspects of emotion during the pandemic: daily affect, emotion contagion and discrimination worry.

9 – 9:50 AM CT

Invited Address: A mirror to society: What the perceptions and experiences of Multiracial people reveal about the USA

Delivered by Jacqueline Chen, PhD.

10 – 10:50 AM CT

Invited Address: The Psychology of American Racism

Delivered by Steven O. Roberts, PhD.

1 – 1:50 PM CT

Data Blitz I

Join us for concise presentations on new and exciting research findings from the field of personality and social psychology.

2 – 2:50 PM CT

Invited Address: Misunderstanding Health Habits

Delivered by Wendy Wood, PhD.

3 – 3:50 PM CT

Symposium 2.0: Innovative Directions in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Research

Early career scholars discuss innovative approaches to studying diversity and inclusion. Topics include the psychological impact of Indigenous land dispossession, how people engage with histories of racism, and the construction of race in psychology.

4 – 4:50 PM CT

Poster Session I, Division 8

Join our first poster session and discover compelling personality and social psychology research.