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In order to be considered for the 2018 Program, all participants of each submission must consent to and comply with the following SPSP Policies:

  • Submissions are welcomed for Symposium and Single Presenter Submissions under the Science category and for Professional Development and Workshop submissions under the Professional Development/Training category.
  • NEW An individual may be submitted as presenting/first author, chair, or speaker in one submission for each of the following submission types: Single Presenter, Symposium, Professional Development/Training, for a maximum of three submissions. If an individual is found to be included as presenting/first author, chair, or speaker in more than one submission of each type, all associated submissions will be voided before review. (Note: You may be the chair and speaker in the SAME symposium, but not chair of one symposium and speaker in another)
  • NEW An individual can be accepted for a maximum of two submissions as follows: one submission in the Science category (symposium or single presenter) and one submission in the Professional Development category (75-minute session or Deep Dive Workshop). If a presenter’s symposium submission AND single presenter submission are both selected by review panels, the single presenter submission will be declined and the symposium will be included in the program.
  • All chairs/speakers/presenters must be members of SPSP for 2018 in order to participate in the convention program.
  • All chairs/speakers/presenters must be paid registrants of the convention in order to participate in the convention program.
  • Data must be collected prior to submitting. Incomplete submissions at the time of the deadline will not be accepted (Undergraduate Student Posters will have a separate submission process later to accommodate developing/incomplete research).
  • Abstracts must contain the specific goals of the study, methods used, summary of the results, and conclusions.
  • Submissions will be reviewed with regard to: scholarly/theoretical merit, soundness of methodology, relevance to social and personality psychology, clarity of presentation, significance, and originality. Final selection among submissions deemed meritorious will be made with an eye toward achieving a balanced and broadly representative program.

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