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Location: E145  |  Thursday, February 7  |  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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This preconference explores social psychological research on religion and spirituality to understand when, why, and how religion/spirituality affects individual behavior, thoughts, and emotions. The program consists of research presentations, data blitzes, a speed mentoring session, and a research poster session. A post-event happy hour to promote collaboration follows.


Keynote: Clay Routledge (email)
Keisha Cutright (email)
Elizabeth Minton (email)
Benjamin Meagher (email)
Megan Edwards (email)
Allon Vishkin (email)
Clara Wilkins (email)
Carissa Sharp  (email)
Paul A. Djupe (email)
Laura E. Wallace (email)
Jordan Moon (email)
Richard Grove  (email)
Sarah Ward (email)
Crystal Shackleford (email)
Dominique Treboux (email)
Adam Green (email)


8:00-8:30  Breakfast
8:30-8:45  Welcome, introductory remarks
8:45-9:15  Speaker 1 – Keisha Cutright (religion & marketing)
9:15-9:45  Speaker 2 – Elizabeth Minton (religion & marketing)
9:45-11:00  Poster Session and Coffee Break
11:00-11:30  Speaker 3 – Benjamin Meagher (spatial)
11:30-12:00  Data Blitz 1 (6 minutes/presentation, 1 minute question)
- Megan Edwards (embodiment) 
- Allon Vishkin (emotion)
- Clara Wilkins (LGBT)
- Carissa Sharp (prejudice/science)
12:00-1:00  Lunch & Speed Mentoring
1:00-1:30  Speaker 4 – Paul Djupe (politics)
1:30-2:30  Data Blitz 2 (6 minutes/presentation, 2 minutes questions)
- Laura Wallace (death)
- Jordan Moon (evolutionary/trust)
- Richard Grove (trust)
- Sarah Ward (moral self-image/prosociality)
- Crystal Shackleford (prosociality)
- Dominique Treboux (prosociality) 
2:30-3:00  Coffee Break
3:00-3:30  Speaker 5 – Adam Green (neuroscience)
3:30-4:30  Keynote Address – Clay Routledge
4:30 -  Happy Hour (different location)


This preconference is funded by The John Templeton Foundation. We would like to offer complimentary registration for graduate and undergraduate students.

Students must use the code 19RelStu at checkout to receive their complimentary preconference registration. 

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Daryl Van Tongeren
Patty Van Cappellen


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2019 Annual Convention
February 7 - 9, 2019
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97232, USA