Greetings from The Big Easy! Many of us at ScienceOfRelationships.com belong to an organization known as the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), which is a community of scholars who study all things related to social behavior and individual differences (e.g., morality/religion, self-esteem, aggression, and of course, relationships!). Every year SPSP hosts a conference that unites social and personality scientists worldwide. This year we’re gathering in New Orleans.
Conferences like this one are a great tradition. They provide a time for researchers to come together and share recent projects they’ve been working on as well as new and exciting results/findings, and to learn about cutting-edge methods and ideas. Many of us who write for ScienceOfRelationships.com will be presenting studies from our own labs. The conference also offers a great opportunity to connect with peers in the field who are doing related work and to hang out with old friends or former lab mates who live far away. On top of all that, it’s a chance to explore fun cities that we might not ordinarily get the chance to visit.
We also thought this would be a great opportunity to share some tidbits from the conference with our readers. So, over the next few days, expect to see some brief posts with never-before-seen, fresh-from-the-oven research findings (mmmmmm delicious data…) and some general excerpts from the conference.