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	Self & Identity
Location: Room TBD  |  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

A fixture of the SPSP conference for many years, the Self and Identity Preconference provides a forum for understanding the nexus between the individual and collective aspects of the self. This year’s preconference has a special focus on Self-Threats and Self-Challenges, focusing on how people react to, cope with, and rise to the challenge of threats to their understanding of themselves. The preconference will feature the work of eminent scholars in these areas, including addresses from Early Career and Lifetime Career Award winners and a Best Paper Award from the International Society for Self and Identity’s official journal, Self and Identity. The preconference will also feature a poster session, data blitz, and a mentoring and networking lunch. With a diverse panel of speakers discussing timely issues of social importance, the preconference will showcase the relevance and vitality of current self and identity research.

Submissions:  The Self and Identity preconference will have a Data Blitz and Poster Session that will feature cutting-edge research from all areas of self and identity research. Please see eligibility and instructions below.



Clayton Critcher headshotClayton Critcher
University of California, Berkeley
Jennifer Howell headshotJennifer Howell
University of California, Merced
Steven Spencer headshotSteven Spencer
Ohio State University
Danu Stinson headshotDanu Stinson
University of Victoria
Yael Steinhart headshotYael Steinhart
Tel Aviv University
ISSI Distinguished Lifetime Career Award Winner
	Brenda	 	Major	Brenda Major
University of California, Santa Barbara
ISSI Early Career Award Winner
Jochen E.  Gebauer headshot Jochen E. Gebauer
Universität Mannheim


The Self and Identity preconference will have a Data Blitz and Poster Session that will feature cutting-edge research from all areas of self and identity research.

Data Blitz

The Self & Identity Preconference will host a Data Blitz session comprising several five-minute talks. Presenters will be limited to three slides (including title slide).

The first/presenting author of the Data Blitz must already hold a PhD, although co-authors can be at any stage of their careers. We strongly encourage individuals with exciting findings from all areas of self and identity research to apply!

The submission period for Data Blitz proposals (via the SPSP portal) is September 1 to October 31, 2019. Applicants will be notified regarding the status of their submission by early December. If your Data Blitz is accepted, you will be asked to register for the preconference through the SPSP website.

Submissions open September 1

Poster Session

The Self & Identity Preconference is excited to be hosting a poster session. The submission period for poster abstracts (via the SPSP portal) is Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, 2019. Applicants will be notified regarding the status of their submission by early December. Those with accepted posters will be contacted regarding how to apply for a student poster award from the International Society for Self & Identity, and will be asked to register for the preconference through the SPSP website.

Submissions open September 1




ISSI members receive $20 off preconference registration! *

Not a member? Join now!

Membership fees are inexpensive – $20 for those post-PhD and $15 for students. Benefits to joining ISSI now include having membership paid for by the preconference discount as well as getting online access to the flagship journal, Self and Identity.

For information on how to get your discount code, click here.

* Discount is only available to new members and those renewing membership. You must register on the ISSI website before registering for SPSP and the Self and Identity Preconference. Discount cannot be applied retroactively. Discount is limited to the first 50 new/renewed members.



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For more information, contact:

Melissa Williams
Emory University

Kim Kahn
Portland State University


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