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Location: Marriott Marquis (MM) A704

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The study of group processes and intergroup relations (GPIR) can and should play an important role in explaining and addressing social and societal issues. This pre-conference assembles leading scholars whose innovative research contributes to this theme, with work grounded in inter and intragroup processes as explanatory mechanisms. Presenters will connect their work, addressing topics such as social justice, group-based inequalities, intergroup hostility, and group identity, using a diverse range of methodologies, including psychophysiological, experimental, and applied perspectives. Speakers include: Elizabeth Page-Gould, Stephen Wright, Jay Van Bavel, Hee Young Kim, Michael Wohl, Monica Biernat, and Anne Wilson. This year, Felix Danbold was selected from an impressive pool of early career scholars to present work on inverting professional prototypes. An early career scholar from the poster submissions pool will present as one of our distinguished speakers. Attendees will enjoy a poster session highlighting the work of junior scholars over lunch and the day concludes with a round table with the invited speakers for graduate students, aimed at promoting the next generation of GPIR scholars.

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Monica Biernat headshot

Monica R. Biernat
University of Kansas

Stephen Wright headshot

Stephen Wright
Simon Fraser University

Jay Van Bavel headshot

Jay Van Bavel
New York University

Elizabeth Page-Gould headshot

Elizabeth Page-Gould
University of Toronto

Anne Wilson headshot

Anne E. Wilson
Wilfrid Laurier University

Michael Wohl headshot

Michael J. A. Wohl
Carleton University

Hee Young Kim headshot

Hee Young Kim
Rider University

Felix Danbold headshot

Felix Danbold
University of California Los Angeles

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Poster Submission & Early Career Speaker:

We encourage early career scholars (graduate students and new post-docs) to submit an abstract. We will select one abstract from our submission pool of submissions to give a full talk alongside our distinguished speakers. Please follow the below guidelines for submission.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submit an abstract to amber.gaffney@humboldt.edu which summarizes your empirical findings and details your work’s scientific contribution.
  • Abstracts should be no longer than 200 words.
  • Please submit word or PDF documents.
  • Abstracts should include a cover page with the contact information of all authors and indicate the corresponding author.
  • Please indicate on your cover page if you would like to be considered for the guest speaker competition.
  • Abstract deadline: November 30, 2017.

Graduate Student Development

Graduate students who attend the Group Processes and Intergroup Relations preconference may engage with some of the speakers to learn about the state of the current field and get tips for their futures within it. Justin D. Hackett of California University of Pennsylvania is leading this development opportunity.

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Amber Gaffney headshot

Amber M. Gaffney (email)
Humboldt State University

Zachary Hohman headshot

Zachary P. Hohman (email)
Texas Tech University

David Rast headshot

David E. Rast III (email)
University of Alberta

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