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The inaugural Intervention Science preconference at SPSP 2017 was a resounding success—registration sold out before the early bird deadline, the room was at capacity all day, and the discourse was lively and dynamic. 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-VaughnsAlexander Coppock (interdisciplinary: political science), Emily Merz (early career; interdisciplinary: neuroscience/developmental psychology), and Kate Turetsky (early career).

Please register early because registration sold out quickly last year. 

Stay tuned to this website for information about poster submissions, our Q&A panel, and more!


Tiffany Brannon, University of California-Los Angeles
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-VaughnsColumbia University
Nicole Stephens, Northwestern University
Kate Turetsky, Columbia University
Jamil Zaki, Stanford University


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


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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