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2020 SPSP New Orleans Convention

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Location: Room TBD  |  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

The Social Personality Health Network is excited to present the 12th annual SPSP Health Preconference, dedicated to examining the reciprocal relationship between social/personality psychology and health. This preconference will present research at multiple levels of analysis, and topics covered this year will include health disparities, medical decision making, health communication, personality, emotions, risk perception, physiology, and the neurobiology of social stress, among other exciting areas of research. In addition to standard research presentations, the preconference will also include student/postdoc data blitzes, faculty/professional flash talks, round table discussions, poster presentations, and a “just-in-time” topical debate involving attendees and research experts. Two student/postdoc research awards will be presented, along with an Early Career Award.

As in previous years, we will be soliciting submissions for presentations and awards from both trainees and faculty. Information on submissions will be available on September 1st.

8:00 - 8:30 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 AM
Opening Remarks
John Updegraff, President
Allecia Reid & Jen Taber, Preconference Organizers
8:45 - 9:15 AM
Mark Conner, University of Leeds
9:30 - 10:00 AM
Tristen Inagaki, University of Pittsburgh
9:45 - 10:00 AM
Morning Break
10:00 - 10:45 AM
Poster Session
10:45 - 11:15 AM
Early Career Award Address:
Julia Boehm, Chapman University
11:15 - 11:45 AM
Data Blitz & Student Award Announcement
11:45 - 1:00 PM
Lunch and Topic Roundtables
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Oxford-Style Debate
2:00 - 2:30 PM
Carissa Low, University of Pittsburgh
2:30 - 3:00 PM
Flash Talks
3:00 - 3:30 PM
Afternoon Break
3:30 - 4:15 PM
Keynote Address:
Karen Matthews, University of Pittsburgh
4:15 - 4:30 PM
Closing Remarks & Announcement
Early Career Award Announcement

Mark Conner headshotMark Conner
University of Leeds
Tristen Inagaki headshotTristen Inagaki
University of Pittsburgh
Carissa Low headshotCarissa Low
University of Pittsburgh
Karen Matthews headshotKaren Matthews
University of Pittsburgh
Julia Boehm headshotJulia Boehm
Chapman University
(2019 Early Career Award Winner)

Allecia Reid
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Jennifer Taber
Kent State University

2020 Annual Convention
February 27-29, 2020
New Orleans, LA USA