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The SPS conference offered a supportive and constructive environment for the dissemination of research progress and outcomes for researchers across all career stages. A highly rewarding experience to take part in! 
Filia J Garivaldis, Regents University London

It was a wonderful chance to see a lot of great research and discuss research in depth. A refreshing pause before the new academic year! 
Dr Greg Maio, Cardiff University and 2013 Keynote Speaker

The SPS annual conference continues to be a top conference for social psychologists.
Simon Goodman, Coventry University

The 2014 conference theme is 'The personal and the political in social psychology' .

The Social Psychology Section Annual Conference is a three-day event at which academics, practitioners and students present their views and work. Contributions include papers, symposia and posters as well as more innovative dissemination methods such as ‘Pecha Kucha’ and ‘5 minute challenge’ sessions. This is an excellent opportunity for delegates to meet and learn from leading professionals both from the UK and overseas so please look out for our call for papers which will follow soon.

Our current keynote line-up includes:

Gian Vittorio Caprara, Professor of Personality Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome
Personalizing Politics

Ian Parker, Professor of Management at the University of Leicester
The political and the personal in social psychology, and related concepts

Kristen Renwick Monroe, Chancellor’s Professor of Political Science, University of California at Irvine
Psychology, Genocide and Moral Choice

Orla Muldoon, Professor of Psychology, University of Limerick, Ireland
What Are We Doing and Why Are we Doing it? Some thoughts on Contemporary Social Psychology

Robert McCrea, Chief Executive Officer at Migrant Help
Supporting migrants in distress – when an ordinary life becomes the ultimate goal

The Social Psychology Section is part of the British Psychological Society (BPS), which is a non-profit-making educational and professional organisation for psychologists in the UK.

The Social Psychology section aims to:
• encourage social psychological research;
• facilitate the development of social psychological knowledge;
• facilitate and promote the application of social psychological
• knowledge in a variety of settings;
• support and facilitate the professional development of social psychologists;
• promote social psychological responses to social problems at national and international level;
• increase public understanding of social psychology;
• and safeguard a central place for social psychology in the curricula of psychology degrees.

To find out more about the Section please click here.



Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury Campus
North Holmes Road

Tue, 09/09/2014 (All day) to Thu, 11/09/2014 (All day)
Contact Information: 

Samantha Smith/Bijal Vaghela
[email protected] 
Tel: 00 44 (0)116 2529555

BPS Conferences