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The inaugural Intervention Science preconference at SPSP 2017 was a resounding success, with a packed room and lively and dynamic discourse all day. We hope to build on this momentum with an all-new line up of presenters in 2018. As in 2017, we will bring together diverse researchers who study theory-driven social psychological interventions that ameliorate real-world social problems in today’s society. Our goal is to extend the vibrant discussion that we started last year about the latest intervention research, and the science of designing, implementing, and evaluating effective psychological interventions. Further, we will foster an interdisciplinary perspective in 2018 by including insights on intervention science from speakers who work outside social and personality psychology. Speakers include Judy HarackiewiczJamil ZakiCrystal Hall (interdisciplinary: psychology/public policy), Patricia DevineNicole StephensTiffany BrannonValerie Purdie GreenawayAlexander Coppock (interdisciplinary: political science), and Emily Merz (early career; interdisciplinary: neuroscience/developmental psychology).

In the afternoon, our speakers will come together in a Q&A panel to answer your questions about intervention science. We will take questions in advance (see instructions below) as well as during the preconference. Our speakers have also volunteered to share their intervention materials, which we will set up for you to peruse during breaks. 
We invite abstract submissions to present in our poster session, due December 15, 2017. In addition, we are compiling information from attendees so that we can publicize your intervention-related presentations at the main SPSP conference and ways to connect with you after the conference (e.g., social media), with the goal of facilitating connections and conversations among intervention-minded psychologists beyond the preconference. Please submit your information to us by February 9, 2018.
**Please register early because registration sold out quickly last year.**

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Tiffany Brannon, University of California-Los Angeles
Geoffrey Cohen, Stanford University
Alexander Coppock, Yale University
Patricia Devine, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Crystal Hall, University of Washington
Judy Harackiewicz, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Emily Merz, Columbia University Teacher's College
Valerie Purdie Greenaway (formerly Purdie-Vaughns), Columbia University
Kate Turetsky, Columbia University
Jamil Zaki, Stanford University
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Save $25 when you register for both convention and preconference together!

Registration for preconferences is limited and fills quickly.
Registration is now open and will not reopen once this preconference fills.

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Poster Submissions:

We invite attendees who would like to present a poster on their intervention research to send their submission to us at lirsm@psych.columbia.edu by December 15th. Poster submissions are open to all attendees, especially doctoral students and recent PhDs (degree awarded 2013 or later).

Please submit your:

- Poster title
- Name, email address, and affiliation of author(s)
- 250 word abstract (for evaluation), which should include a clear description of your intervention, method, and findings
- 50 word description (for program, if selected)
- Your actual or expected year of receiving PhD

Please include "Intervention Science Poster Submission" in the subject line of your email. Note that data must be collected prior to submission and that all presenters must be registered for the Intervention Science preconference. Our poster session will take place during the lunch hour. We look forward to your submissions!

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Building a Community of Intervention Scientists - Submit Your Information:

Are you presenting your intervention research during the main SPSP conference in a talk or poster? Have you recently published a paper on intervention-related research? Do you have accounts on Twitter, Github, OSF, or other platforms where you communicate about intervention science and related topics? We want to help you get the word out and make connections with other intervention scientists! We are compiling information from attendees to create a directory of intervention-related presentations at SPSP and ways to keep in touch after the conference. Our goal is to facilitate exchange of ideas and collaboration among psychologists interested in intervention science beyond the preconference. Send us your information through this form by February 9 so we can encourage the rest of our attendees to attend your presentation and/or connect with you online!
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Submit Questions for Q&A Panel:

Do you have questions about how to design, implement, or evaluate effective social psychological interventions? We have set aside time in the afternoon for our distinguished speakers to answer them! Please submit any questions you have in advance using this web form. We will also take questions during the preconference.

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Kate Turetsky, Columbia University
Valerie Purdie-Vaughns, Columbia University

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The Intervention Science preconference is generously sponsored by The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to addressing societal problems through empirical research. If the topic of our preconference interests you, you may be interested in visiting SPSSI's webpage to learn more about the organization and how to become a member.

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