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The 8th SPSSI Biennial Conference
From Individuals to Nation States: What Motivates, Sustains and Discourages Caregiving and Care Receiving

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New Orleans, LA
June 24 - 27, 2010


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SPSSI’s 2010 Biennial Conference, From Individuals to Nation States: What Motivates, Sustains and Discourages Caregiving (and Care Receiving) was held in New Orleans, June 24 to 27.

We have assembled an exciting group of speakers, including:

•    Eugene Borgida, SPSSI President, University of Minnesota
•    Hazel Markus, Stanford University
•    Lilia Cortina, University of Michigan
•    Claude Steele, Provost, Columbia University
•    Marybeth (Beth) Shinn, Vanderbilt University
•    Mark Snyder, University of Minnesota and Allen Omoto, Claremont Graduate University
•    Barbara Gutek, University of Arizona
•    Joan Williams, University of California
•    Michelle (Mikki) Hebl, Rice University
•    Beverly Wright, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice
•    Scott Plous, Teaching and Mentoring Award, Wesleyan University
•    Ram Mahalingam, Teaching and Mentoring Award, University of Michigan

The program will also feature a University Leaders’ Panel Discussion on Community Building, featuring:

•    Marvalene Hughes, President, Dillard University
•    Norman Francis, President, Xavier University
•    Karen DeSalvo, Vice Dean, Tulane University School of Medicine

In addition, the event promises to host a range of research and practitioner focused presentations involving:

> Multidisciplinary approaches spanning psychology, education, public health, sociology, policy studies, law,economics, and political psychology.

> Studies of volunteerism, family responsibility law, and prejudice and discrimination in the caregiving context.

> Studies on a wide range of non-caregiving topics that engage social psychologists and others committed to the proposition that the application of sound science can lead to the development of sound public policy.

> Symposia, facilitated discussions, research sessions, and poster presentations.

> A preconference for early career scholars.

> Special mentoring sessions.

> Special receptions for graduate students and international attendees.

In addition to extending our tradition of presenting a strong program highlighting new research across the range of social issues, we are committed to encouraging the continued participation of graduate students and early career professionals in the conference and in the organization, and we plan to offer all conference attendees some opportunities to donate some time to support the ongoing efforts to rebuild New Orleans and assist the Hurricane Katrina victims.

We invite you to visit these pages for program updates in the coming weeks and we look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!