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

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The Social Personality Health Network (SPHN) is excited to present the 11th annual SPSP Health Preconference, dedicated to examining the reciprocal relationship between social/personality psychology and health. This preconference, the day prior to the 2019 SPSP main conference in Portland, OR, will present research at multiple levels of analysis. Topics this year will include health disparities, personality, health communication, emotions, risk perception, and physiology, among other exciting areas of research. Registration to our preconference comes with the perk of a one-year membership in SPHN.


Linda Cameron, University of California, Merced
Brent Roberts, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Tené Lewis, Emory University (Keynote)
Suzanne Segerstrom, University of Kentucky
Eric Robinson (2018 Early Career Award Winner)


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Abstracts are requested for three types of presentations: Flash Talks, Posters, and Data Blitzes. All presenters must be registered for the preconference to present. Submission opportunities differ by rank:

Faculty (or equivalent outside of academia) may apply to present a 5-minute Flash Talk. To apply, please send a title and brief abstract (200 words or fewer) to SPHNetworkSubmissions@gmail.com by October 15, 2018. Please name your file "LastName_Abstract" and use the subject line "Flash Talk Submission." 

Students and postdocs can apply to present a poster or 2-minute Data Blitz. To do so, please send a title and brief abstract (200 words or fewer) to SPHNetworkSubmissions@gmail.com by October 15, 2018. Please name your file "LastName_Abstract" and use the subject line "Data Blitz/Poster Submission." Also, please indicate in the email whether you want your submission to be considered for the data blitz, poster session, or both.

Graduate students and postdocs are also eligible for one of two $500 travel awards on the basis of outstanding data blitz abstracts. To be considered for a travel award, please submit your data blitz as outlined above and include your CV along with your abstract submission. Submissions earmarked only for the poster session alone are not eligible for the travel awards. However, you may still indicate in the email that you wish to be considered for a poster should your data blitz be rejected. Please name your CV file "LastName_CV" and use the subject line "Data Blitz Travel Award Submission" in an email to SPHNetworkSubmissions@gmail.com by October 15, 2018.

Early Career Award: Also, the Social Personality and 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 2019 preconference, and the winner will be formally recognized at the 2020 preconference with a plaque and the opportunity to give an invited research talk.

Eligibility: Scholars are eligible to be nominated for this early career award if they have earned doctoral degree within the past 10 years (not before March 2009). 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 SPHNetworkSubmissions@gmail.com by October 15, 2018 with the subject line "Early Career Award Nomination." Members of the SPHN Steering Committee are ineligible for the award. Self-nominations are welcome.


Jennifer Howell
Allecia Reid


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February 7 - 9, 2019
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97232, USA