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by Silvia Bonaccio (University of Ottawa), Margaret Beier (Rice University), Angela Grotto (Manhattan College), and Christopher Wiese (Purdue University)

Why You Should Attend the 2016 APS Convention in Chicago

Each year, the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Annual Convention proves to be an exciting meeting attracting internationally renowned researchers from every area of psychology.

With more than 25,000 members, APS is the premiere international organization solely dedicated to the advancement of psychological science and the use of science-based psychology in the development of public policy. Last year’s convention, held in New York City, was the biggest APS convention ever with more than 5,000 attendees.

The APS Program Committee is already hard at work on the 2016 Annual Convention, to be held May 26-29 in Chicago. Some of the highlights of the program so far are the Keynote Address by Dan Ariely (Duke University), the Bring the Family Address by Alison Gopink (University of California, Berkley), a Distinguished Lecture on the Science and Craft of Teaching Psychological Science by Kelly McGonigal (Stanford University) and Fellow Award Addresses by Mahzarin R. Banaji (Harvard University), Robert A. Bjork and Elizabeth L. Bjork (University of California, Los Angeles), Phoebe C. Ellsworth (University of Michigan), Stephen P. Hinshaw (University of California, Berkeley), Richard B. Ivry (University of California, Berkeley), and Steven A. Pinker (Harvard University).

Moreover, there is a lot of wonderful I-O content on the program. Here are some events that you won’t want to miss:

I-O Content @ APS 2016

Conference-Wide Interdisciplinary Symposium on Diversity

  • Mikki Hebl (Rice University)

The Meaning of Time Cross-Cutting Theme

  • Susan Mohammed (The Pennsylvania State University)

Advancing Psychological Science Through Technology

  • Tara Behrend (The George Washington University)

I-O Track Invited Talks

  • Alice Eagly (Northwestern University)
  • Carsten de Dreu (University of Amsterdam)
  • Michele Gelfand (University of Maryland)  
  • Filip Lievens (Ghent University)
  • Derek Avery (Temple University)

I-O Track Invited Symposia

  • Mental Health at Work:

Kevin Kelloway (Saint Mary’s University)
Julian Barling (Queen’s University)
Leslie Hammer (Portland State University)
Nick Turner (University of Calgary)

  • Aging and Work:

Ruth Kanfer (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Tammy Allen (University of South Florida)
Lisa Finkelstein (Northern Illinois University)
Gwenith Fisher (Colorado State University)
Discussant: Margaret Beier (Rice University)

In addition to the invited symposia and talks, the I-O track of the convention program will feature several symposia and a large number of posters submitted by I-O researchers.

The deadline for symposium submission is quickly approaching
(December 1, 2015), but the call for posters will remain open until
January 31, 2016! We encourage you to submit your work here!


In addition to the I-O content at APS, the conference features several workshops that promise to be of considerable interest to I-O psychologists. Workshops will be $60 for regular convention attendees and $35 for students with the early registration rate. This year’s workshops are:

  • Intro to R with William Revelle (Northwestern University)
  • Writing for a Popular Audience with Steven Pinker (Harvard University)
  • Latent Growth Modeling  with Jessica Logan (The Ohio State University)
  • Conducting Lavaan in R with Yves Rosseel (Ghent University)
  • Models for Personal Relations with Thomas Malloy (Rhode Island College)
  • Multilevel Modeling with Elizabeth Page-Gould (University of Toronto)
  • Bayesian Analysis in JASP with Richard Morey (University of Groningen)
  • Uses and Challenges of Mechanical Turk with Michael Crump (Brooklyn College)
  • Using the Open Science Framework  with Brian Nosek  (University of Virginia)
  • Machine Learning with Brian Baucom (The University of Utah)
  • Other workshops will be announced as they are finalized.

Mark Your Calendars!

If you’re dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology, you won’t want to miss the 2016 APS annual convention.

Remember, the calls for submissions are currently open! There is still time to submit your symposium by December 1, 2015, or your poster by January 31, 2016! Poster acceptances are communicated on a rolling basis, and so the sooner you submit your work the sooner you’ll know if it is accepted for presentation!

The 2016 APS Annual Convention will be held May 26-29 in Chicago and you’re invited to join us at the I-O happy hour at APS, which is a great place to make new I-O connections and to get a drink on us!

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