The SPHN preconference will again feature a data blitz and poster session. Both provide opportunities to share findings with an audience of interested health researchers. Each presentation lasts 2 minutes and highlights one central idea, study, or finding. The poster presentation format is standard. If you are interested in participating in the data blitz or poster session, please send a title and brief abstract (200 words or fewer) to Sally Dickerson by November 1, 2015. Please name your file "LastName_Abstract." Also, please indicate whether you want your submission to be considered for the data blitz or the poster presentation (note: there will be many more slots for posters than for data blitz talks). Please note that, while poster submissions are open to everyone, data blitz submissions are limited to graduate students and post-docs. Poster submissions covering non-empirical topics are welcome. If the number of data blitz or poster submissions exceeds the number of available slots, the review committee will decide based on reviewers’ scores. Data blitz or poster session presenters must be registered for the preconference.
We are excited to offer two $500 travel awards to graduate students and postdocs on the basis of outstanding data blitz abstracts. To be considered for a travel award, please email a CV along with your data blitz submission by November 1, 2015 and indicate your interest in the travel award in your email. Poster session submissions are not eligible for the travel awards. Please name your file "LastName_CV."
Early Career Award
The Social and Personality Health Network (SPHN) awards an annual Early Career Award to honor a junior scholar who has made exceptional contributions to research and/or practice that integrates social/personality and health psychology. The recipient of the award will be announced at the 2016 preconference, and the winner will be formally recognized at the 2017 preconference with a plaque and the opportunity to give an invited talk on his/her research.
Eligibility: Scholars are eligible to be nominated for this award if they have earned doctoral degree within the past 10 years (not before February 2006). Nominators should submit a packet including a CV, a 1-2 page cover letter describing the research contributions in terms of integration of social/personality and health psychology, and 2-3 representative publications. Nomination packets should be submitted as a PDF file to John Updegraff. The deadline for the 2016 award will be November 15, 2015. Members of the SPHN Steering Committee are ineligible for the award.
As in the previous years, SPHN will host the SPSP 5k Fun Run & Walk, jointly with SPSP.
Join us for the 4th Annual SPHN Pre-Preconference Mixer! If you're new to the SPHN Preconference, we would be delighted to get to know you, and if you're an old-timer there's a lot of catching up to do. It will be held the night before the Preconference at a great venue, The Grand on 5th, located just a few blocks from the convention center. So come join your fellow SPHN graduate students and faculty as we socialize and enjoy happy hour drinks. Just because we'll be talking about health on Thursday doesn't mean we can't enjoy a little unhealthy behavior on Wednesday. In fact I think it justifies it.
To help us better plan, it would be great if you could RSVP (even if a “maybe”) by clicking here.
See you there!
Your host: Jeff Hunger
Wednesday, January 27th, 7-10 pm
The Grand on 5th
Walking directions to the event can be found here.
Registrations via mail must be received by January 8, 2016. See all registration policies here.
*Attendees registering for both the Annual Convention AND a preconference will receive a $25 discount.*