- Last Updated on Monday, 16 July 2012 02:59
The annual conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP) has a long history dating back 40 years, in recent years attracting between 130 and 170 delegates. It is the most popular avenue for the dissemination of current social psychological research within Australasia, and attracts pre-eminent national and international researchers. The conference is also characterised by a strong postgraduate student representation.
Presentations and posters cover a diverse range of social psychological research topics (ranging from intra-psychic process, interpersonal processes, intra-group process, and intergroup processes) and methodologies (experimental, quasi-experimental, survey, qualitative, and discourse). Our research is concerned both with basic psychological processes and areas of applied social psychological research, such as psychology and the law, health, relationships, and organisational psychology.
Every second year, SASP organise a Summer School for postgraduate students who are members of SASP. The Summer School aims to provide an intensive learning and networking environment modelled on the European Social Psychology Summer School. It is a fantastic opportunity for postgraduate students from Australasia and overseas to further their knowledge and experience in social psychology and to establish strong networks with academics and postgraduate students in the area. Students work for five days with academics in one selected area of social psychology to develop their knowledge and research skills.