2014   Press Room

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Austin, TX, February 13-15, 2014!


The 15th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) will bring together 3,500 scientists to share their latest research in 80 symposia and more than 2,000 posters.

Come see the latest scientific research in a diverse array of topics – behavioral influences on health, the accuracy of first impressions, the link between parenting and happiness, ways to reignite passionate love, the psychology of sustainability, and more.

A Press Room will be available for working members of the press.

Please read the latest Media Advisory.


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Press registration allows accredited members of the media access to all symposia, posters, special sessions, and exhibits. Additionally, SPSP provides a Press Room with Wi-Fi and workstations for registered media attendees. 

Press Credentials Policy

1.   Media representatives, including reporters, freelance writers and videographers, are welcome to attend the meeting. Journalists who have press credentials should bring their credentials to the SPSP Press Room for registration or submit their credentials in advance to preregister for the meeting.  For any questions or additional information, contact the SPSP Press Office at press@spsp.org.


2.   Journalists' press credentials include one of the following: Press card and/or business card for a news organization; membership card for the National Association of Science Writers (NASW); letter of assignment from editor; or clips of recent bylined work pertaining to SPSP-related science, intended for the general public, and published in the last 3 years.


3.   Writers representing other news outlets, such as online media or blogs, must provide a letter of assignment on official outlet letterhead or a link to recently published articles that relate to SPSP’s scientific coverage.


4.   Representatives of journals that do not contain news sections are not eligible for press passes, nor are editors of journals or other publications who do not edit their outlet’s news section.


5.   Public Information Officers (for universities, scientific institutions) attending the meeting to write about scientific work being presented by their organization's scientists are eligible and should provide one of the following: a link to their organization’s website stating their position or to a recently published press release or article; or an NASW membership card. 


6.   Representatives of book, magazine, and journal publishers, as well as advertising and marketing representatives, are ineligible for press passes.


The Public Information Officer reserves the right to limit the number of passes provided to any organization and the right to deny pass requests. 


Contact Information

For more information, please contact press@spsp.org.