The Society for the
Psychological
Study of Social Issues

    

 

 

 

SPSSI 9th BIENNIAL CONVENTION 2012
CALL FOR PROPOSALS

THEME: Changing Societies: Learning From and For Research, Social Action, and Policy.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: February 20, 2012

Our gathering includes a broad diversity of psychologists, sociologists, public health researchers, policy makers and social activists who share a common goal: that of generating knowledge to understand and to redress social problems. In light of remarkable societal changes – environmental disasters, migration, economic upheaval, and social movements and revolutions -- what can we learn? How can we contribute?

SUBMISSION TYPES

•    Symposia (90 minutes)
Symposium presentations included 3 to 4 talks on a common topic. Proposals should include a symposium title (10 words maximum), a summary of the symposium theme (300 words maximum), as well as titles (10 words maximum) and summaries (300 words maximum) of the expected contribution of each participant. You will be asked to include the chair’s name, title, affiliation, and contact information, as well as names and affiliations for all other authors.

•    Interactive Discussions (1 hour) 
In this new format, two presenters will open a discussion on a topic relevant to the conference theme with brief remarks and facilitate an interactive discussion with the audience. Proposals must include a title (10 words maximum) and summary (300 word maximum). You will be asked to include all author/presenter names, titles, affiliations, and contact information.

•    15-minute Presentations 
Individual proposals, including empirical reports, will be submitted as 15 minute spoken presentations. Proposals must include a title (10 words maximum) and summary (300 words maximum). You will be asked to include all author names, titles, affiliations, and contact information.

•    Poster Presentations
Individual proposals, including empirical reports, will be presented in poster sessions. Proposals must include a title (10 words maximum) and a summary (300 words maximum). You will be asked to include all author names, titles, affiliations, and contact information.

SUBMISSION PROCESS

We are using an online submission process for the conference.

To submit a Symposium, please click the following link and complete the online form:

Form for Symposium Submission

To submit an Interactive Discussion15-minute Presentation, or Poster Presentation, please click the following link and complete the online form:

Form for all Other Submissions

CONVENTION PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

If you have specific questions about the conference, please feel free to contact: 

David Livert, Ph.D., Penn State University, Lehigh Valley • livert@psu.edu
Demis E. Glasford, Ph.D., John Jay College & Graduate Center, City University of New York • dglasford@jjay.cuny.edu

General questions, please contact spssi@spssi.org.


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