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	Lifespan Social-Personality Preconference
Location: Room TBD  |  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
The Official Preconference of ARP

The Lifespan Social-Personality (LSP) Preconference highlights the scientific importance of understanding and integrating lifespan methodology into social-personality research. The fields of social-personality psychology and lifespan development are each growing rapidly. While both fields encompass sizeable territory in modern psychological research, there is also an increased interest in the intersection of the two. Many lifespan development researchers base their research in the questions asked by social-personality psychologists about the characteristics and experiences of the populations they study. Conversely, researchers in areas such as emotion, social cognition, health, and personality are increasingly integrating lifespan data into their own investigations.

LSP has become a staple of the SPSP experience since 2012 (see our OSF archives at https://osf.io/58upb). LSP 2020 will take an unconference approach. Past feedback on the preconference highlights that attendees enjoy engaging with dialogue and workshops so this year we aim to do more of that centered around future directions in the field and useful resources for doing lifespan social-personality research.

8:00 - 9:00
9:00 - 9:30
Opening Dialogue: Burning Questions in Lifespan Social-Personality Research
Bill Chopik & Kali Trzesniewski
9:30 - 10:15
Conversation: What are Your Burning Questions?
Attendees can share burning questions via an online platform prior to LSP and raise new questions during the conversation
10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:45
Round robin hackathon
Attendee submitted topics with final panel decided one month prior based on surveyed interest of attendees. Possible ideas include:
  • Operationalizing meaningful constructs
  • Intervention
  • Modeling longitudinal data
  • Open & cumulative science
11:45 - 12:15
Reporting Back
12:15 - 1:15
1:15 - 2:30
ECR Data Blitz
2:30 - 2:45
2:45 - 4:00
Resource Symposium
  • Archival dataset blitz (Olivia Altherton + plus a resource list built from social media input)
  • Analysis tools & modeling resources (Ted Schwaba & Cory Costello)
  • Preregistration & OSF (Sara Weston & Erica Baranski)
  • Publication (Rich Lucas & Derek Isaacowitz)
4:00 - 4:30
Closing Dialogue: the Lifespan of Lifespan/Resurrecting Old Theories
  • Dan Mroczek & Jaap Denissen

Jennifer Lodi-Smith
Canisius College

Erik Noftle
Willamette University

Ted Schwaba
UC Davis

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