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), 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
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. Invited address

9:45-10:25 a.m. Invited address

10:30-12:00 p.m. Brief talks

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

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

1:50-2:20 p.m. Poster session (up also through the coffee break)

2:20-2:50 p.m. Coffee break and SPSP registration

2:50-3:30 p.m. Invited address

3:35-4:15 p.m. Invited address

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.