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SPSSI - EASP Joint Conference for 2014

The Great Recession and Social Class Divides

Princeton University; Princeton, New Jersey; USA
September 4-6, 2014

To address the psychological implications of social class, especially at this time of economical crisis, a small group conference on "The Great Recession and Social Class Divides" is being held at Princeton University (Princeton, NJ), September 4-6, 2014. This is a joint Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)-European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) conference, and will focus how belonging to different social classes influences various social psychological processes, along with the ways that the current context of economical crisis affects these psychological processes differently depending on the social class to which people belong. We aim to present a comprehensive summary of the social class and economical crisis literature as it affects several psychological processes, including trust, group deservingness, identity, educational attainment, stereotypes, ideologies, and group behaviors. Potential attendees must be members of SPSSI or EASP or both.

Abstracts describing new empirical work (300 words) should be submitted by email to Susan T. Fiske ( or Miguel Moya (

The cost of registration and attendance will be offset by funding support provided by SPSSI, EASP, and Princeton University.