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Location: TBA  |  Thursday, February 7  |  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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The SPSP Emotion Preconference is for psychologists interested in affective science and has been held every year since 2006. Last year’s Emotion Preconference registered 140+ attendees. This year's program focuses on showcasing new methods and data, and will include submitted short talks and a poster session.Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett will give the keynote address.


Dr. Lisa Feldman BarrettNortheastern University
Dr. Gerald Clore, University of Virginia
Dr. Brett Q. FordUniversity of Toronto
Dr. David Reinhard, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Dr. Michelle "Lani" Shiota, Arizona State University
Dr. José Soto, The Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Diana TamirPrinceton University 
Dr. Renee ThompsonWashington University in St. Louis
Dr. Janet TomiyamaUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Dr. Tessa WestNew York University

And more TBA!


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Talk and Poster Submissions:

Talk and poster abstracts are due by November 12, 2018, and decisions will be emailed out by December 1st. The abstract submission portal is available at this link. There is no fee for submitting an abstract. You are welcome to submit an abstract prior to registering for the preconference, but all poster and talk presenters will need to register for the preconference. (We are unable to hold slots for presenters, so please plan to register shortly after decisions are delivered.) 

Most abstracts will be selected for poster presentations, while a small number of top-rated abstracts will be selected for 6 or 10 minute talks. On the abstract submission page, you can indicate whether you would like your abstract to be considered for a poster and/or talk. We encourage trainees and faculty to submit abstracts!


Christopher OveisUniversity of California, San Diego
Keely MuscatellUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Maria GendronYale University


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