Welcome to the Nonverbal Preconference!

Scheduled date:

Thursday, January 28, 2016

We are pleased to announce the fifth annual Nonverbal Preconference at SPSP, which will take place Thursday, January 28th in San Diego, CA! The preconference will include invited addresses from leaders in the field, brief talks (in the data blitz tradition of SPSP), and a poster session. This preconference offers a unique opportunity to meet others who share your research interests, to network, to present your most recent findings, and to learn what others are doing!


Four invited lectures from accomplished nonverbal scholars from varied disciplines: Peter Andersen (San Diego State University), Frank Bernieri (Oregon State University), Arvid Kappas (Jacobs University) and Leslie Zebrowitz (Brandeis University).

Competitively selected brief talks

A poster session

Lunch to facilitate networking opportunities and research collaborations

The submission portal for posters and talks is open. See link above. The deadline for submissions is October 31st, 2015.

This year, all preconference registrations will be handled through the Society for Personality and Social Psychology registration portal. Please register here. Advanced registration is recommended because space is limited. If you have any questions regarding the preconference, feel free to contact us. We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!


Sally Farley and Judy Hall
Preconference Organizers



8:00-8:45 a.m. Check in and registration

8:45-9:00 a.m. Introductory remarks: Sally Farley

9:00-9:40 a.m. Peter Andersen:

The Central Role of Nonverbal Immediacy in Communicating and Experiencing Affect

9:45-10:25 a.m. Frank Bernieri:

Interpersonal Sensitivity, Intelligence, and Personality

10:30-10:45 a.m. Coffee break

10:45-12:00 p.m. Brief talks

12:00-12:45 p.m. Lunch (included in registration)

12:50-1:50 p.m. Brief talks

1:50-2:50 p.m. Poster session (overlaps with coffee break)

2:30-2:50 p.m. Coffee break

2:50-3:30 p.m. Arvid Kappas:

When Machines Try to Infer Emotions from Nonverbal Behavior: Issues in Affective Computing

3:35-4:15 p.m. Leslie Zebrowitz:

First Impressions from Faces are Preserved in Older Adults

4:15-4:30 p.m. Closing remarks: Judy Hall

Partial funding provided by Springer Science+Business Media, publishers of the Journal of Nonverbal Behavior.