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Location: Oregon 203 |  Thursday, February 7  |  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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The Social Personality Health Network (SPHN) is excited to present the 11th annual SPSP Health Preconference, dedicated to examining the reciprocal relationship between social/personality psychology and health. This preconference, the day prior to the 2019 SPSP main conference in Portland, OR, will present research at multiple levels of analysis. Topics this year will include health disparities, personality, health communication, emotions, risk perception, and physiology, among other exciting areas of research. Registration to our preconference comes with the perk of a one-year membership in SPHN.

News Updates:

Preconference social media hashtag: #SPHN2019 
Pre-preconference mixer: Wednesday night before the preconference we'll be holding our annual preconference mixer. If you're new we are delighted to get to know you, and if you're an old-timer there's a lot of catching up to do. The mixer will be held from 7pm-10pm in the upstairs mezzanine bar at Spirit of 77, just a few blocks from the conference. 
To help us better plan, please RSVP (even if a “maybe”) by clicking here 
Preconference Program and Presentations: The full preconference program and presentations (at author’s discretion) are available via the Open Science Framework: https://osf.io/tu42a. Our tag is SPHN2019.
SPSP Health-Related Presentations: Presentations at the main conference that relate to health can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/healthSPSP
To add your own presentation to the list, please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/9M2kkEzKpxcZRx2Q2
SPSP 5K: As in previous years, SPHN will host the SPSP 5K Fun Run & Walk jointly with SPSP. We hope you will join us!



Linda Cameron, 
University of California, Merced


Brent Roberts
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tene Lewis headshot

Tené Lewis, 
Emory University

Suzanne Segerstrom headshot

Suzanne Segerstrom, 
University of Kentucky

Eric Robinson headshot

Eric Robinson, 
University of Liverpool


Faculty/Researcher Flash Talks:

The 2019 SPHN preconference will feature flash talks in which the following researchers will give a five-minute presentation on their most exciting work.

Kasey Creswell headshot

Kasey Cresswell,
Carnegie Mellon University 

Keith Sanford headshot.

Keith Sanford,
Baylor University

Ho Huynh headshot

Ho Phi Huynh,
Texas A&M University, San Antonio

Susan Persky headshot

Susan Persky,
National Human Genome Research Institute

Alexandra Crosswell headshot

Alexandra Crosswell,
University of California, San Francisco

Matthew Zawadzki headshot

Matthew Zawadzki,
University of California, Merced

Megan Robbins headshot

Megan Robbins,
University of California, Riverside



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Data Blitz and Poster Session:

The Health preconference will feature an exciting line up of data blitzes and a poster session. Both provide opportunities for graduate students and postdocs to share findings with an audience of interested health researchers. Each data blitz presentation lasts 2 minutes and highlights one central idea, study, or finding. The poster presentation format is standard.

Student/Postdoc Research Travel Awards:

We are excited to offer two $500 travel awards to graduate students and postdocs on the basis of outstanding data blitz abstracts. Travel award winners will be announced at the preconference.

Early Career Award:

The Social and Personality Health Network (SPHN) awards an annual Early Career Award to honor a junior scholar who has made exceptional contributions to research and/or practice that integrates social/personality and health psychology. The recipient of the award will be announced at the 2019 preconference and formally recognized at the 2020 preconference with a plaque and the opportunity to give an invited talk on his/her research.


Jennifer Howell
Allecia Reid


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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