Social and Personality Section Pre-Conference 2023

The Social & Personality section will be hosting a pre-conference on Thurs. June 22, 2023, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto (day before the main convention begins). The day will consist of invited speakers and data blitz presentations. I am excited to announce that we have five confirmed invited speakers:

Dr. Felix Cheung (University of Toronto)
Dr. Felix Cheung
University of Toronto
Dr. Hilary Bergsieker (University of Waterloo)
Dr. Hilary Bergsieker
University of Waterloo
Dr. Michael Busseri (Brock University)
Dr. Michael Busseri
Brock University
Dr. Joanne Chung (University of Toronto, Mississauga)
Dr. Joanne Chung
University of Toronto, Mississauga
Dr. John Sakaluk (Western University)
Dr. John Sakaluk
Western University

The call for data blitz presentations is now open! See below for more information.

Registration details will be posted early in 2023.

Organizer: Cheryl Harasymchuk (Chair of CPA Soc/Pers section)

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for data blitz at pre-conference

In addition to the invited speakers, we are also hosting a data blitz event (~5-minute presentation) at the pre-conference. The call is open to everyone with research related to social and personality psychology, however, if we exceed our target limit for submissions, preference will be given to graduate students, post docs, and new faculty members (pre-tenure). If you are interested, please email an abstract submission to the There are two submission deadlines:

Priority. The deadline is March 10, 2023, and people that submit by this date will be given priority (decision will be made by the end of March).

Rolling Basis. We are also offering the opportunity for people to submit abstracts after the March deadline, and we will notify applicants on a rolling-basis of their acceptance (space permitted) up until May 9, 2023 (by 11:59 pm EST). If you have any questions (e.g., space availability), please contact

The abstract submission should consist of a) a title, b) author(s)’ names, c) name of institution(s), d) career stage of presenter (i.e., undergraduate student, graduate student, post doc, pre-tenured assistant professor, assistant professor, associate professor, full professor) as well as a 500-word abstract (including hypothesis, method, sample, results, implications). Data must be collected by the time of the submission.