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2020 SPSP New Orleans Convention

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

Welcome to the 9th annual Sustainability Psychology Preconference! Sustainability is a major global challenge, and social-personality psychologists are contributing meaningfully to a more sustainable society. This year’s theme is “The Three Pillars of Sustainability.” In previous years, the Sustainability Preconference has focused largely on the environmental protection pillar of sustainability. This year’s theme aims to draw in more of the other two pillars: social equity and economic viability. Speakers will discuss topics such as the values and beliefs tied to each of the three pillars, how each pillar will be affected by a changing climate, and interventions to improve sustainability. Our preconference includes a keynote address, three sessions on basic, applied, and policy research issues, two blitz sessions, and posters. It also includes student presenter awards, group discussion, and networking time. We invite researchers and practitioners, whether newcomers or established, dabblers or conservationists, to help us learn how to think about social and personality psychology’s role in the three pillars of sustainability. We thank APA Division 34 for their support and look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

Kaitlin Raimi
University of Michigan

Nicole Sintov
The Ohio State University

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