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This preconference features the role of social psychology in policy making at the international, national, state and local levels. Presenters will review research pertaining to several current policy issues and show how the work of social psychology can and should influence policy makers in the public and private sectors.


This preconference features the role of social psychology in policy making at international, national, state and local levels with an emphasis on federal and state law. With two symposia, presenters will review their own research and others’ research pertaining to hate speech, immigration, prejudice, sex offender registration, and justice resolution. They will show how social psychology research findings can influence policy makers in public and private sectors. The preconference will include 10-minute datablitz presentations and poster presentations from graduate students and new researchers.


Joseph FeaginTexas A & M University
Bernhard LeidnerUniversity of Massachusetts at Amherst
Jessica SalernoArizona State University
Mark WhiteUniversity of Kanas
Richard WienerUniversity of Nebraska/Lincoln
Michael ZárateUniversity of Texas at El Paso

Blitz Talks & Posters: Call for Submissions

The Social Psychology and Law Preconference will feature five to six, 10 minute datablitz talks (chosen competitively) on any topic related to law and social psychology. We will also host two poster sessions, one during the lunch hour and one at the end of the day. To submit a datablitz talk or a poster please send a pdf file containing the title, 150-250 word abstract, author(s), affiliation(s), and email address of the presenter to socialpsychandlaw@gmail.com.  For a poster submission, address your email with the subject "Poster Submission: [YOUR NAME]".  For a datablitz submission address your email with the subject "Datablitz Submission: [YOUR NAME]". Posters and datablitz talks will be accepted on a rolling basis through January 1st, 2017 while space is available.


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Richard WienerUniversity of Nebraska, Lincoln
Cynthia Willis-Esqueda, University of Nebraska, Lincoln


2016 Preconference

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