Welcome to the Nonverbal Preconference!
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 December 1, 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
Dr. Peter Andersen is professor emeritus in the school of communication at San Diego State University. He has conducted more than one hundred studies on all aspects of nonverbal communication and has published two nonverbal books: Nonverbal Communication: Forms and Functions, 2nd edition, Waveland Press, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Body Language, Pearson. He has taught courses in nonverbal communication at four levels (introductory, advanced, graduate, and nonverbal for teachers) at West Virginia University, Ohio University, Long Beach State University, and San Diego State University.
Dr. Frank J. Bernieri, now at Oregon State University, received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Harvard University in 1988 under the tutelage of Bob Rosenthal. He has served on the editorial board for the Journal of Nonverbal Behavior and is co-editor of Interpersonal Sensitivity with Judy Hall (2001). He was one of two Psychologists given the Young Investigator award by the National Science foundation in 1992 for his research on the processes involved in face-to-face interactions including: nonverbal behavior, interpersonal coordination, empathy, and person perception accuracy. His current research interest involves the development of the Beaver Interpersonal Sensitivity Project (BISP) that seeks to understand the relationships between Interpersonal Sensitivity, Personality, Intelligence, and their measures.
Dr. Kappas is dean and professor of psychology at Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany, and obtained his PhD in Social Psychology at Dartmouth College in 1989. His research focuses on (1) the information processing that causes the (2) subjective changes, (3) physiological reactions, and (4) expressive behaviors that we associate with emotion. However, each of these response domains presents complexities in their own right. For example, facial expressions are not only determined by emotions, but also by social and cultural processes. Hence, according to Dr. Kappas, it is necessary to go beyond emotional processes in the case of each of these domains. Knowing more about contextual factors will help to understand how behaviors change when we are emotional.
Dr. Leslie A Zebrowitz is the Manuel Yellen Professor of Social Relations and a professor of psychology at Brandeis University. She holds a Ph.D. from Yale University. Her research concerns how and why people’s physical qualities, such as facial appearance, influence impressions of their traits and social affordances, the accuracy and neural correlates of these impressions, and changes in these effects in older adulthood.