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?
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.
- Seating is limited; some sessions fill quickly
- Breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks are included
- Receive a $25 discount when you add the full convention to your registration