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

Economic inequality features heavily in social life and is a central component of current policy debates. In recent years, psychologists have joined other social scientists in trying to understand the psychological contours of societal inequality––asking questions about how record levels of economic inequality shape intergroup relations, attitudes, and behavior. This preconference will highlight current research and topics surrounding the psychological impact of societal inequality, and identify the ways in which this inequality is central to psychological processes that underlie many of our everyday behaviors and decisions. The preconference will highlight societal inequality as a critical and flourishing domain of social-personality psychology and is organized around three core themes: (1) What are the psychological roots of inequality? (2) What are current pressing questions and research challenges in the psychological study of societal inequality? and (3) How does societal inequality shape current policy discussions?


8:00 - 9:00 am
  
Arrival and Breakfast
8:55 - 9:00 am
  
Opening Remarks - Conference Organizers
9:00 - 10:30 am
  
Session 1
  
  
Serena Chen, UC Berkeley
  
  
Linda Zou, University of Maryland
10:30 - 10:45 am
  
Coffee
10:45 - 11:45 am
  
Flash Talks
  
  
Five student/postdoc speakers
11:45 - 1:15 pm
  
Lunch
  
  
Mentoring Lunches
1:15 - 2:45 pm
  
Session 2
  
  
Peter Belmi, University of Virginia
  
  
Nicole Stephens, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
2:45 - 3:00 pm
  
Coffee
3:00 - 4:30 pm
  
Session 3
  
  
Leslie McCall, CUNY
  
  
Shai Davidai, Columbia University


Invited speakers:

Leslie McCall, City University of New York
Serena Chen, UC Berkeley
Linda Zou, University of Maryland
Nicole Stephens, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
Shai Davidai, Columbia University, Business School
Peter Belmi, University of Virginia


The inequality preconference will feature flash talks of 10 mins by early career speakers (advanced graduate students and postdoctoral scholars). The preconference will also feature an early career mentoring lunch for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

You can apply for both opportunities through the link below. The deadline to submit is October 15.

Apply here




Paul Piff
UC Irvine

Michael Kraus
Yale University


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