8am-4:30pm, Thursday, February, 13, 2014, Austin, Texas, USA (Austin Convention Center Room 3)
The 6th annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) pre-conference on Psychology of Religion-Spirituality featured invited research presentations, a poster session, and many opportunities for conversation and networking. Thanks again to all the presenters and attendees for making this pre-conference so intellectually stimulating and positive. Thanks also to Baylor's Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and the John Templeton Foundation for financially supporting this pre-conference. Hope to see you next year in Long Beach, CA!
NOTE: Due to flight cancellations Ben Meagher and Frank Fincham are very likely unable to attend/present as originally scheduled. Special thanks to Will Gervais, Nick Gibson, Julie Exline, and Megan Johnson Shen for agreeing to present at the very last minute.
REVISED 2014 PROGRAM (times/presenter order subject to change)
8:00-8:55am: Continental breakfast (coffee, juice, fruit, pastries)
9:00-9:30: Jochen Gebauer (Humboldt University of Berlin) The personality basis of religiosity: The crucial role of cultural context
9:30-10:00: Kathryn Johnson (Arizona State University and University of North Texas) The influence of benevolent and authoritarian God-concepts on intentions to volunteer for secular causes
10:30-11:00: Jordan LaBouff (University of Maine) Imagining atheists: Reducing fundamental distrust in atheist intergroup attitudes
11:00-11:30: Mark Brandt (Tilburg University) Religious fundamentalism and prejudice: A new look at an old question
12:00–2:00: Box lunch and Poster Session
1:00–2:00: SPSP check-in (if registered for main conference)
2:00–2:30: Nathan DeWall (University of Kentucky) Explaining the relationship between religiousness and substance abuse: Self-control matters
2:30-2:50: Megan Johnson Shen (Memorial Sloan Kettering) Moral foundations and religiousness
2:50-3:10: Nick Gibson (The John Templeton Foundation) The multiple dimensions of irreligiousness
3:15-3:45: Zhen Cheng (University of Oregon) God on campus: Anti-atheist and anti-religious prejudice in academia
3:45-4:05: Julie Exline (Case Western Reserve University) The psychology and measurement of religious struggles
4:10-4:30: Will Gervais (University of Kentucky) No God? No Good!: Intuitive perceptions of a religion-morality link
Lodging: We encourage you to make hotel reservations by using the official SPSP 2014 housing bureau.
The pre-conference planning committee consists of Wade C. Rowatt (Baylor) and Eric Wesselmann (Illinois State). We appreciate those who are helping organize the poster session: Jordan LaBouff (University of Maine), Megan Johnson Shen (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Kevin Ladd (IU-South Bend), Diana Steakley-Freeman (Illinois State) and Fredrick Eichler (Illinois State). Special thanks to Ashley Foster (FASEB), Megan Haggard (Baylor)& Linda Kang (Baylor) for event planning assistance.
Please email Wade_Rowatt@Baylor.edu if you any questions about this pre-conference.