|Sunny San Diego|
This annual conference is a bit of a whirlwind but its a chance to hear about recent research in the field, catch up with old friends, network with new ones, and share your own research findings. Although this conference focuses on social and personality psychology, the talks are still on a wide variety of topics. For example, here are a few random symposia titles selected from the schedule:
- "Moral Ironies"
- "Every Rose has its Thorns: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Relationships"
- "Menstrual Cycle Effects on Women's Mate Preferences? Critical Perspectives"
- "'A Christian Nation' Facing the 21st Century: How Religion Shapes Modern America, and its Role in a Changing Society"
- "The Consequences of Being Low on the Totem Pole: Deprivation, Status, and Resource Choices"
- "Latino Culture and the Shaping of Social and Personality Processes"
- "Money as a Motivator: From Brain to Behavior"
|A glance at an SPSP Poster Session|
So why am I telling you all of this, besides to invoke a bit of sympathy for how tired we will all be by Sunday morning? To let you know that its not going to be a normal week here at Psych Your Mind. We've decided to forgo our usual posts this week in order to do a semi "live-blogging" from the SPSP conference. We are not entirely sure what this will look like, but likely it will end up being each of us posting one or two brief write-ups summarizing the talks we heard that day, highlighting interesting or favorite findings, or merely complaining about the sheer enormity of the entire event (okay, less likely to be that last one, I'll save that for the personal blog). We may also be tweeting one-liners if we hear an interesting tidbit or attend a particularly cutting-edge talk that we just can't wait to tell the world about. So keep checking back with us here at PYM all weekend long (starting Thursday)!
If you'd like to find out more about the conference, you can go to the website here or check out their schedule here.
Any questions about the SPSP Conference? Any particular talks or topics you want us to blog about? Perhaps some words of comfort?