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Upcoming Meetings

September 4-6, 2014, Princeton, NJ, USA
SPSSI-EASP Joint Meeting on the Great Recession and Social Class Divides
Contact: sfiske@princeton.edu, mmoya@ugr.es
Organizers: Susan T. Fiske (Princeton University) & Miguel Moya (Universidad de Granada)

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 a member of SPSSI or EASP or both. Abstracts describing new empirical work (300 words) should be submitted by email to Susan T. Fiske (sfiske@princeton.edu) or Miguel Moya (mmoya@ugr.es), by the deadline of April 30, 2014. The cost of registration and attendance will be offset by funding support provided by SPSSI, EASP, and Princeton University.


June 26-28, 2015, Sopot, Poland
EASP Medium Size Meeting on Moral judgment and behavior
Contact: Konrad Bocian kbocian1@swps.edu.pl
Organizers: Aleksandra Szymkow, Stefano Pagliaro, Joris Lammers, Konrad Bocian, Bogdan Wojciszke

Morality is a human universal. Every known society has moral codes, although the codes content and the way they regulate the specifics of moral judgment and behavior differ tremendously both between and within societies. In the last two decades, moral judgment and behavior have become thriving areas of empirical research in social psychology. Curiously, those two topics have been rarely studied under the same theoretical auspices or as parts of the same empirical program and they now look as separate fields. The main goal of this conference is to pave the way for the integration of theorizing on moral judgments (rationalistic vs. intuitionistic approaches, pragmatic vs. deontological decisions, perceptions of moral character) and theorizing on moral behavior (honesty vs. dishonesty, moral hypocrisy, moral consistency vs. licensing). There are several potential platforms for such integration, such as the moral foundation theory, double-process theories, embodiment approaches and so on. Morality has become a hot topic in our science and deservingly so. It is high time to make an attempt to put the various threads together in good company and beautiful surrounding.

The conference will be organized as a medium-size group meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology. It will take place in Sopot (Poland), a lovely town at the Baltic sea (close to Gdansk airport) from 26 to 28th June 2015. All expenses but traveling will be covered. If you are willing to participate, please, send us the title of your contribution accompanied by an abstract (up to 300 words) till the end of June 2014. Please, send your answer to Konrad Bocian (kbocian1@swps.edu.pl).

The Organizing Committee
Aleksandra Szymkow, SWPS, Sopot, aszymkow-sudziarska@swps.edu.pl
Stefano Pagliaro, Seconda Universita di Napoli, Stefano.PAGLIARO@unina2.it
Joris Lammers, Universitaet zu Koeln, joris.lammers@uni-koeln.de
Konrad Bocian, SWPS, Sopot, kbocian1@swps.edu.pl
Bogdan Wojciszke, SWPS, Sopot, bogdan.wojciszke@swps.edu.pl



Last update: August 14, 2014