Welcome to the NVB Preconference!

Scheduled date:

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), David Matsumoto (San Francisco State University) and Linda Tickle-Degnen (Tufts University).

Competitively selected brief talks and posters.

A poster session for individuals preferring this presentation style.

This year, registration will be handled through the Society for Personality and Social Psychology registration portal. Please register here. Advanced registration is recommended in order to benefit from the early bird rates! Early bird registration ends January 12th! 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
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. David Matsumoto

“Novel Ways of Understanding Emotion and their Implications for Nonverbal

9:45-10:25 a.m. Derek Isaacowitz

“Pathways to Accuracy in Emotion and Social Perception: The View from Adult Development and Aging”

10:25-10:40 a.m. Coffee break

10:40-12:00 p.m. Brief talks

12:00-12:45 p.m. Lunch

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

1:50-2:30 p.m. Poster session (up also through the coffee break)

2:30-2:50 p.m. Coffee break and SPSP registration

2:50-3:30 p.m. Norah Dunbar

“Nonverbal Synchrony, Credibility, and Rapport in Interpersonal Decision-Making”

3:35-4:15 p.m. Linda Tickle-Degnen

“Nonverbal Behavior and the Management of Chronic Disease”

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.