Posted by: ISPP JSC | October 5, 2011

SASP Summer School 2012, Australia

2012 Australasian Summer School in Social Psychology will be held from Friday, February 3 to Wednesday, February 8 (remember, thats Summer in the Southern Hemisphere!) at the Moreton Bay Research Station of the University of Queensland on Stradbroke Island, Australia (just one hour from Brisbane). The summer school is held bi-annually. This is the fifth summer school and will again be hosted by the University of Queensland.

The Summer School will offer 30-36 places to graduate students across three research streams. The Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP) sponsors the summerschool and accepts up to 5 EASP PhD students. Each stream will be taught by an invited researcher and a researcher
from the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. The teachers and workshop topics are:
* Interpersonal and Group-Based Emotions taught by Brian Lickel (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Tom Denson (University of New South Wales)
* Working with Real Groups taught by Tom Postmes (University of Groningen) and Blake McKimmie (University of Queensland)
* Social Justice taught by Heather Smith (Sonoma State University) and Kelly Fielding (University of Queensland)

For more information, visit the 2012 Australasian Summer School in Social Psychology webpage. Up to 5 European EASP postgraduate members will be selected (and sponsored) by the EASP. Please do not apply via de SASP website but follow the instructions on the EASP website.


The 5th annual NYU-CESS Experiments in Political Science Conference will be held this March 2-3, 2012 at NYU. Paper proposals will be accepted through November 15th. The only requirement is that the paper be related to political science and feature any type of experimental analysis (e.g., lab, survey, field, neuro, lab in field, etc.) or else be focused on questions related to experimental methodology.

There will be an hour for each paper presentation, including presentation of the work, comments by a discussant, and audience feedback. Thanks to the generosity of NYU’s Department of Politics and the NYU’s Center for Experimental Social Science, we continue to be able to offer a small stipend to offset travel expenses for out-of-towners who are selected to present a paper at the conference. There will also be a graduate student poster session this year.

For more details visit the conference website.

Posted by: ISPP JSC | September 20, 2011

SPSP Political Psychology Preconference

The 2012 Political Psychology Preconference will be held in conjunction with the annual SPSP meeting in San Diego, California. The preconference will take place on January 26th at the San Diego Convention Center.

The speakers line-up is:

Jesse Graham (University of Southern California)
John Hibbing (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Aaron Kay (Duke University)
Bert Klandermans (Free University Amsterdam)
Milton Lodge (SUNY Stony Brook)
Rose McDermott (Brown University)
Hulda Thorisdottir (University of Iceland)

Registration is now open and will close when space is filled or January 6th, whichever comes first.

Student Talk: Graduate students are invited to submit proposals to give 15-minute talks about work that will not be presented at the regular SPSP conference. Please email your 250-word abstract and CV directly to before November 15th, 2011. Please do not include identifying information in the abstract. Proposals that are not accepted for a student talk may be considered for a poster or paper-swap presentation.

Poster session: To be considered for a poster presentation, submit a title and abstract (max. 250 words) along with your registration form before December 15th, 2011.

Paper swap: We invite you to share your work with other conference attendees. Please bring copies of recently published papers, pre-prints, or papers that represent works-in progress. To have your paper listed in the pre-conference program, submit a title and abstract (max. 250 words) along with your registration form before December 15th, 2011.

Data Blitz: Participants with outstanding poster and paper swap submissions will be invited to present their work in rapid-pace form. They will give 5-minute talks using 4 slides and will entertain 1 brief audience question.

To submit your work for possible inclusion in the program, to register for the pre-conference, or to obtain more information, please visit the preconference website.

Posted by: nucleargal | September 12, 2011

Research Grants from SPSSI

The Clara Mayo Grants: Application Deadline October 15th
The Clara Mayo Grant program was set up to support masters’ theses or pre-dissertation research on aspects of sexism, racism, or prejudice, with preference given to students enrolled in a terminal master’s program. Studies of the application of theory or the design of interventions or treatments to address these problems are welcome. ELIGIBILITY: Individuals who are SPSSI members and who have matriculated in graduate programs in psychology, applied social science, and related disciplines. A student who is applying for a Grants-In-Aids may not apply for the Clara Mayo award in the same award year. Applicants may submit only one Mayo application per calendar year. Please visit for more information and to apply online.

Fall Grants-in-Aid: Application Deadline October 20th
Funding up to $1000 is available for graduate student research, with strong preference given to applications from students at the dissertation stage of the graduate career. Funding up to $2000 is available for research by SPSSI members who already have a Ph.D. The program supports scientific research in social problem areas related to the basic interests and goals of SPSSI and particularly those that are not likely to receive support from traditional sources. The Committee especially encourages proposals involving (a) unique and timely research opportunities, (b) underrepresented institutions, graduate students, and junior scholars, (c) volunteer research teams, and (d) actual, not pilot, projects. Funds are not normally provided for travel to conventions, travel or living expenses while conducting research, stipends of principal investigators, costs associated with manuscript preparation, or the indirect costs of institutions. Please visit to apply today.

Posted by: nucleargal | September 12, 2011

Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize

The Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize: Application Deadline October 10th

An award of $1000 is given to “the best paper or article of the year on intergroup relations” – a field about which Professor Allport cared deeply. Originality of the contribution, whether theoretical or empirical, will be given special weight. The research area of intergroup relations includes such dimensions as age, gender, and socioeconomic status, as well as ethnicity. Entries can be either papers published during the current year or unpublished manuscripts. Entries cannot be returned. Please note that an individual or group may only submit one paper to SPSSI awards (including the Allport, Klineberg, and Dissertation Awards) per award year (January 1 – December 31). Please visit for details on how to apply.

Posted by: nucleargal | September 1, 2011

Call for Papers: Journal of International Organizations Studies

Call for Papers: Journal of International Organizations Studies
Deadline for March 2012 issue: 15 September 2011.

The JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS STUDIES (JIOS) supports innovative approaches in the study of international organizations. We particularly welcome papers that explore new grounds and transcend the traditional perspective of international organizations as merely the sum of its members states and their policies.

JIOS is a peer-reviewed journal published online and in print-on-demand twice annually (March and September). JIOS is published by the United Nations Studies Association in cooperation with Brigham Young University.

For more information on how to submit a paper and to read previous issues, please visit or contact the editors at

This is a reminder that submissions for the 33rd annual meeting of the Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists (SSSP) are due Sept. 1, 2011 (midnight EST). This year we are accepting submissions for poster presentations, 15 minute oral presentations, AND symposia. We are pleased to have Dr. Barbara Fredrickson delivering the keynote address at SSSP, and we encourage you to be part of what promises to be a fantastic program by submitting your abstracts for posters, talks, and symposia.

Submissions can be submitted on the conference website:

You will need to provide a title, author information (authors and affiliations), a 250 word abstract for review, and a 50 word abstract for the conference program. Symposia submissions should include a title for the session as well as titles and abstracts for each presentation included in the symposium.

SSSP 2011 will be held in Johnson City, Tennessee, on November 4th and 5th, 2011. The conference is being hosted by East Tennessee State University (ETSU) and will be held at the Millenium Centre in Johnson City. Johnson City is located in the northeast tip of Tennessee, and is approximately 60 miles north of Asheville, NC, and 100 miles east of Knoxville, Tennessee. It is within driving distance of many universities in TN, KY, VA, WV, NC, SC, GA, AL, and even OH.

Fees for early registration (postmarked by October 14th) remain affordable and unchanged from last year ($45 for students, $60 for faculty and other professionals). SSSP is a self-sustaining professional organization with no membership dues. Conference fees pay for the Friday evening reception, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, and conference materials. Registration forms can be downloaded from the SSSP website. Additional information about the meeting and the program will be posted on the SSSP website when available.

The 18th IAICS International Conference Call for Submissions
Theme: Cultural Convergence and Conflict in Global Context: Rethinking the Phenomenon of Glocalization
June 8-11, 2012, Yuan Ze University, Chung-Li, Taiwan

The 21st century is the era of convergence and conflicts. We see the convergence of new communication technology and at the same time we see the conflicts emerged among different nations and cultures. War and disasters continue to bring threat to human lives and the sustainability of the globe. Facing this dilemma of human society, the theme of the 18th International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS) Conference focuses on building a harmonious global community, in which to understand and develop intercultural knowledge and skills become most critical for a productive and successful life in the 21st century. The Conference aims to promote this goal through the contributions of scholars from different disciplines. The definition of Intercultural Communication could be broadened for scholars? conducting research of difference among cultures and to meet the goal of promoting equality and harmony among cultures. IAICS is now soliciting submissions for the International Conference on Intercultural Communication to be held on June 8-11, 2012 at Yuan Ze University in Taiwan. Papers reflecting diverse theoretical perspectives in both quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches are encouraged. Topic areas are broadly defined as, but not limited to, the following:

Classics and culture
Philosophy and human behavior
Cross-cultural adaptation
Cultural and linguistic diversity
Intercultural training
Intercultural communication
Intercultural communication competence
Political communication
International communication
Religion/spiritual communication
Psychological communication
Health communication
Group/Organizational communication across cultures
Language and cross-cultural communication
Crisis/risk communication and anti-terrorism
Interpersonal communication and relations
Social Communication and public media
Social participation and civil society
State institutions and social groups
Corporate culture and management
Generation, gender, class and the right of Voices
Conflict, mediation and negotiation
Media and international relations
New media and globalization
Culture and diplomacy
Foreign policy and decision-making process
National security and internet freedom
International system and national development
Geopolitics and national interests
Localization and globalization
Cross-strait relations and Taiwan conscious
Cultural Identity and liberal will
Public opinions and public policy
Public Relations and media Effect
Advertisement and marketing
Media hegemony and centralism
Journalism and investigative reporting
International Journalism and propaganda
Immigration and media stereotype
Racial discrimination and ethnic relations
Multiple cultures and interculturality
Media responsibility and ethics
Culture and civilization

Guideline for Submissions
Categories: Abstract, panel proposal, and workshop proposal may be accepted.
*Abstract, 100-200 words in English, including position, affiliations, email addresses and mailing addresses for all authors.
*Panel proposal reflecting the conference theme may be submitted. All panel proposals should provide a 100-word rationale and 100-200 word abstract of each panelist’s paper, mailing addresses and email addresses of all panelists.
*Workshop proposals relevant to the conference theme may be submitted.
Proposal is expected to be 3-5 pages in length, single spaced.
Deadline: Please submit the abstract and the complete panel proposal by November 15, 2011. All submissions will be carefully reviewed. Completed paper should be done by April 30, 2012.

Submission to:

IAICS Website:

Conference hosts: International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS) and Yuan Ze University (YZU) Conference language: English and Chinese

Political Behavior Research Group (PolBeRG) and the Department of Political Science at the Central European University (CEU), in Budapest, Hungary are jointly advertising a two-year experimental political research post-doctoral position to begin in the fall of 2012.
Level: Junior
Application deadline:Feb 1, 2012

Qualifications and Responsibilities

“We seek a candidate with a strong research agenda with a focus on experimental political research. PolBeRG’s interests lie in experimental research in political behavior, political psychology, political communication, public opinion, electoral and legislative politics but the call is open without restriction to anyone with an experimental political science research agenda. We seek someone who could advise and lead in setting up various small-scale experiments in a multiplicity of individual and team projects under the PolBeRG umbrella. Successful candidate will be expected to apply for research grants to fund collaborative PolBeRG projects and guest edit a special issue of the CEU Political Science Journal on experimental research. The newly established Department of Cognitive Science agreed to provide access to their experimental labs (subject to scheduling and availability). Successful candidate will be encouraged to take advantage of these facilities and help us develop a working relationship with the labs’ researchers. At the time of application, the candidate is expected to have a PhD or have defended their dissertation by the beginning of the position.”

For more information visit the Political Behavior Research Group website

The Political Behavior Research Group (PolBeRG) at the Central European University (CEU) together with the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP) cordially invites you to the Political Psychology Networking Conference for the Post-Communist Region. Conference will be held this fall at the Central European University in Budapest (November 25-27, 2011).

Papers within the general field of political psychology, particularly on topics related to or with specific implications for the Post-Communist Region are invited. Researchers from Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union and scholars specifically doing work on the region are encouraged to submit abstracts in English of up to 250 words (proposals for complete panels of 3-4 papers will also be considered).

PolBeRG has limited travel funding available. Free accommodation and reasonable travel reimbursement for up to 30 participants will be provided (for all other accepted applicants there will be no conference fees). Meals will be provided for all contributing participants during the time of the conference.

The deadline for applications is September 15. For more information go to the conference website.

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