Welcome to the NVB Preconference!
Thursday, February 26, 2015
We are pleased to announce the fourth annual nonverbal behavior (NVB) preconference at SPSP, which will take place Thursday, February 26 in Long Beach, 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: Norah Dunbar (University of California, Santa Barbara), Derek Isaacowitz (Northeastern University), Davis Matsumoto (San Francisco State University) and Linda Tickle-Degnen (Tufts University).
Competitively selected brief talks, which offer a chance for researchers and students to present their findings in paper form, as opposed to poster form.
A poster session for individuals preferring this presentation style.
The submission deadline for brief talks and posters is November 30. Posters may be accepted after this date provided space is available. Please go to the submission page to submit your short and long abstracts. Posters to be presented at the SPSP conference may be presented at the nonverbal preconference as well.
This year, registration will be handled through the Society for Personality and Social Psychology registration portal (http://spspmeeting.org/2015/Registration/Register-Now.aspx). More details will be announced soon. Registration may be available at the door, but the number of registrants will be limited, so advanced registration is strongly encouraged. If you have any questions regarding the preconference, feel free to contact us. We look forward to seeing you in Long Beach!
Sally Farley and Judy Hall
Mark Frank is a Professor of Communications at University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He specializes in nonverbal communication, with a focus on understanding the complexities of facial expressions and deception in meaningful real world settings.
Howard S. Friedman is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Nonverbal Behavior. His research on nonverbal expressiveness and personal charisma has been widely applied in health promotion, leadership training, and viral marketing. Professor Friedman’s scientific work on healthy expressiveness led him to a 20-year study of psychosocial pathways to health, well-being, and longevity across the lifespan. This work (and his book on The Longevity Project) has drawn wide attention in the scientific community and has been featured in popular media worldwide. He is the author of numerous books, and his excellence in scholarship and teaching have earned him the following prestigious awards: the APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Career Award, the career award from Division 38 of the APA for “Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology,” UCR’s Distinguished Teaching Award, the Western Psychological Association’s (WPA) Outstanding Teacher award, and the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust prize “for inspiring students to make a difference in the community.”
Amy Halberstadt is a Professor in the Psychology Department at North Carolina State University and is also the Principal Investigator of the Family Affect, Beliefs, and Behavior Lab. Her research interests include socialization of emotional experience and expression in the family, affective social competence, including the skills of effectively sending, understanding, and experiencing emotion in interpersonal settings, parents’ and teachers’ beliefs and behaviors relating to emotion, socialization of gender in the family, and gender-transcendent childrearing.
Nicholas Rule is Assistant Professor of psychology at the University of Toronto and Canada Research Chair in Social Perception and Cognition. Broadly speaking, his work examines questions regarding person perception, focusing largely on information about individuals that can be accurately extracted from their faces. To date, his research has consisted of predicting outcomes from nonverbal and facial cues and studying perceptually ambiguous groups based on minimal cues.