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Reserve your Housing Now Accommodations are available in the SPSP room block on a first-come, first-served basis. Secure your reservation before January 4, 2016 to take advantage of discounted room rates. It is imperative that SPSP convention attendees book their rooms through the following site so that SPSP can confirm its room block commitments. Failure to meet the room block minimum will result in increased registration rates in future years.  Click Here to Reserve
Preconferences for SPSP's 2016 Convention Announced! Preconferences being offered prior to SPSP's Annual Convention on Thursday, January 28, have been announced. These one-day, mini-conventions give attendees the unique opportunity to gather with colleagues who share their specific academic and research interests. You can read a full list of the preconferences below. More information about this year’s preconferences will be posted on the meetings website soon.
Poster/Symposia/Travel Award Applications are Now Open! Submit Here! We are now accepting poster, symposium, and travel award submissions for SPSP's 17th Annual Convention in San Diego, California from January 28 to 30, 2016. Interested in submitting a Professional Development Session or Data Blitz? Stay tuned for that submission portal to open on September 8, 2015.
Division 8 at the APA Convention The annual convention of the American Psychological Association will take place in Toronto, Canada, August 6 to 9, 2015.  Click here to download the Division 8 program, which provides a handy-dandy guide to the massive convention, and visit out Division 8 page for more information. We look forward to seeing you at the convention!   Other Sessions of Interest
It’s time to prepare your submissions for SPSP 2016! Submission portals will soon open for short windows, so start collecting the necessary information today. See the list of dates below AND download a guide that will help you collect the necessary information from you and your collaborators now. For all submission information, visit
Since the last SPSP policy update, Congress continues to advance bills that will harm the social and behavioral sciences. On May 20th, the House of Representatives passed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act by a vote of 217-205. The bill would cut the NSF’s Social, Behavioral and Economic (SBE) Sciences Directorate by nearly 50% if enacted.