The Psych Report at SPSP 2014

The Psych Report will be bringing you coverage of the 15th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology throughout its three days. Each day we’ll be reporting, digesting, and analyzing the latest big ideas and newest research from veterans in the field as well as up-and-coming researchers. You’ll find our coverage of the event published here on our SPSP 2014 page throughout the day and on Twitter @thepsychreport.

Defining Research Integrity for All of Science is the Moral Responsibility of Social Psychology

Image: Harvard University News Office Harvard Psychology Professor Mahazarin R. Banaji penned the following speech on research integrity only a few hours before its delivery, at the 2014 meeting of the Society for Social and Personality Psychology, Symposium on Research Integrity. She decided to write the speech below and forego her planned presentation, after hearing an earlier […]

Global Sustainability Through a Social Psychological Lens: Climate Change Research at SPSP 2014

How can social psychology inform our understanding of global climate change? Earlier this February, as part of the 2014 Meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, researchers presented their work from the burgeoning area of social psychology and sustainability. The key event was a symposium titled ‘The Sociality of Sustainability: How (and When) Groups […]

SPSP 2014: Preview and Guide

The Psych Report is headed to Austin for the 15th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). The conference, which runs Thursday through Saturday at the Austin Convention Center, is one of the largest conferences for researchers in personality and social psychology, hosting over 3500 social scientists, 80 symposia, and over […]

Symposia Guide: Big Issues, Big Ideas

9 symposia discussing research surrounding the big social and political issues that face our country today–gender inequality, class and status differences, racism and prejudice, environmental sustainability, among others. Symposium S-D3 Why Haven’t we Shattered the Glass Ceiling? Covert and Subtle Biases Impeding Equality in the Workplace Friday, February 14, 2014, 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM, […]

Symposia Guide: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

With Congress divided and ongoing national debates concerning race and class, research exploring social networks and intergroup relations has the potential to lend a unique perspective to the public discourse. What can Congress, corporations and communities learn from social psychology? Symposium S-A1 Let’s Get Connected: New and Untapped Routes to Social Connection Friday, February 14, […]

Symposia Guide: Psychology, The Science

The Presidential Symposium will discuss the ways big data and new technology can impact social and personality psychology, while the Presidential Address will cover how an interdisciplinary approach can benefit the field. In addition to those key events, there are a number of sessions devoted to improving research integrity and methodology. Symposium S-C5 Lessons for […]

Symposia Guide: Psychology and Physical Health

There is a rich intersection between psychology and physical health. These symposia present some of the latest research on how things like positive affect, stress, and social relationships can impact physical health. Symposium S-A11 The Next Frontier in Social Support and Health Research: Clarifying the Micro-Level Mechanisms Friday, February 14, 2014, 9:45 AM – 11:00 […]

Symposia Guide: Personal Relationships

From parenthood to friendships to sex, these symposia present the latest research on personal relationships. Symposium S-A2 Power and Close Relationships: The (In)Significance and Asymmetric Influence of Others in Goal Pursuit and Emotion Friday, February 14, 2014, 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM, Ballroom A Chair: Joe Magee, New York University Co-Chair: Kristin Laurin, Stanford University […]

Symposia Guide: Sessions to Note

Otherwise uncategorizable, these symposia caught our eye. Symposium S-A7 When to Judge a Book by Its Cover: Timing, Context, and Individual Differences in First Impressions Friday, February 14, 2014, 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM, Ballroom B/C Chair: Vivian Zayas, Cornell University Co-Chair: Nicholas Rule, University of Toronto People readily judge a book by its cover, […]