Abstract submissions for the Australian Conference for Personality and Individual Differences 2017

Abstract submissions for the Australian Conference for Personality and Individual Differences (ACPID) 2017 will close on Wednesday 1st November. The conference will be held on 1-2 December and the University of Sydney, with pre-conference workshops on 30 November.

Please submit your abstract now to avoid disappointment ( You will also need to register for the conference by Wednesday 1st November at this link or from the website.

The theme of the conference this year is “Looking to the Future of Personality: The next generation” with a focus on supporting early career researchers. The conference will include:

  •          keynote speakers on Open Science and the Replication Crisis (Associate Prof Alex Holcombe) and Models of Multi-Rater Measures of Personality: Unique Insights into the Nature of Personality (Associate Professor Brian Connelly),
  •          an Advice for Early Career Researchers question and answer panel (convenors Dr Luke Smilie, Dr Natalie Loxton, Dr Carolyn MacCann, Prof Chris Jackson, and Dr Beatrice Alba), and
  •          two pre-conference workshops: Working with R: An Introduction to R Studio (Dr Damian Birney) and An introduction to qualitative analysis (Dr Haryana Dhillon and Associate Professor Ilona Juraskova)

There will also be prizes for the best student presentation, best PhD thesis in the area of personality and individual differences, and an early career researcher prize.

Come and join as at ACPID 2017!

Kind regards

The ACPID 2017 Conference Committee

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Summer School 2018

Every second year, SASP organises a Summer School for postgraduate students who are members of SASP.  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.  


The 2018 Summer School will take place Monday 19 to Sunday 25 February 2018 at the Australian National University’s Kioloa Coastal Campus in Kioloa, New South Wales, Australia ( 
There will be 3 streams with at least 2 teachers and 15 students in each stream. It is a great venue and will be the perfect time of year! We are waiting on some final confirmation of teachers and will be in touch updating this ASAP. Please contact me with any questions. 




Political psychology and public opinion (Marc Wilson, Victoria University Welligton; & Danny Osborne, 


Leadership and social change (Emina Subasic, University of Newcastle; & Dominic Packer, Lehigh University, USA;

Reconceptualising prejudice (Michael Platow, ANU;  & Martha Augoustinos;


Application process: 15th November 2017 (see form)


Notification of Acceptance: 30th November, 2017


Cost: $450 per student due on confirmation of placement at the summer school (payment details will follow) which covers accommodation, venue, catering.  Students will need to find their own transport to and from Kioloa but this will be co-ordinated to reduce costs.  


Contact: Kate Reynolds (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


Aims of SASP Summer School

1) establish a network of academics and post-graduate students in social psychology in Australia and New Zealand (and cognate organisations with a few places reserved for postgraduate members of the Asian Association of Social Psychology and the European Association of Social Psychology);

2) expand knowledge of social psychology theory and research through instruction and supervision from senior social psychologists drawn from Australia, New Zealand and the rest of the world; and

3) extend research and team working skills through the design of novel social psychological surveys and experiments with oversight from instructors. Additional SASP funds are available to support the completion of the research projects after the summer school.


Freilich Foundation's Early Career Researcher Small Grants Scheme

What is the purpose of this scheme?
The Early Career Researcher (ECR) Small Grants Scheme supports research into the causes, the histories and the effects of ethnic, cultural, religious and sexual bigotry and animosity. Research that explores how such intolerance can be combatted is also supported.

Am I eligible to apply for funding? 
Applications are open to ECR and PhD scholars working in Australian tertiary institutions, as well as public sector employees, community sector employees and people undertaking private research.

How much can I apply for? 
Applicants can apply for a maximum of $5000.

What kinds of research costs are covered by the grant? 
Applications can be made to assist research in a number of way! s, including the following:
  • Travel (archival work, field work)
  • Conference attendance
  • Research assistance
  • Administrative assistance
  • Equipment
  • Child care costs
  • Teaching relief
How do I apply? 
Follow the link below for full terms and conditions and to access an application form. Applications must be submitted by 20 November 2017.


SASP 2018 Conference, Wellington New Zealand

Save the date.

Thursday 5 to Saturday 7 April, 2018, Wellington, New Zealand

SASP 2018 website

Adam Gerace on how to practise empathy


Dr Adam Gerace, SASP member and a Senior Research Fellow at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University was interviewed last week for Radio National’s “Life Matters” program.


A blurb and the segment for download are available here: