Media and digital technologies have become a ubiquitous topic in both the popular press and the scientific community. Psychology has been at the forefront of investigating how the rapid normalization of digital technology is affecting human behavior. This preconference will feature innovative researchers presenting on a wide range of topics bridging technology and psychology. Presenters will discuss the most up to date research regarding positive and negative effects of social media. In addition, researchers will discuss how humans perceive, and interact with, artificial intelligence and robots. Additional sessions will include a discussion on how mediated communication is being applied in the clinical world and a practical session will explore seeking and maintaining employment in media and technology related industries. Finally, a data blitz and poster session will showcase work from emerging scholars.
Preliminary schedule. Subject to change.
Nicole Ellison, School of Information, University of Michigan
Ljubica Chatman, Capital One
Bob Filbin, Crisis Text Line
Jeff Hancock, Department of Communication, Stanford University
Molly Ireland, Department of Psychological Sciences, Texas Tech University
Matthias Mehl, Department of Psychology, University of Arizona
Sohad Murrar, Department of Psychology, Governors State University
Andrew Reece, BetterUp Inc.
Carson Sandy, Zendesk
Daniel Shank, Department of Psychological Sciences, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Ryne Sherman, Hogan Assessments
Lyle Ungar, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania
Adam Waytz, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Emerging scholars (graduate students, post docs, and those within 5 years of receiving their Ph.D.) are encouraged to submit an abstract for consideration as a data-blitz talk (no longer than 4 minutes). Poster submissions follow the same rules, but can also be submitted by undergraduates. We will accept submissions through the registration portal from September 1 until November 15. Please check back then for more information on submitting. Please note that we are not accepting submissions for talks.
All presenters will be considered for one of three complimentary conference registrations. Awardees will be selected based on the quality of their submissions, but priority will be given to applicants with limited funding.
- 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