Scott Savage and David Melamed will be organizing the Group Processes conference this year. The conference will be held on August 19th (the day before ASAs). Here is a link to the conference website: http://gpc2016.weebly.com/. There isn’t much there yet, but the site will be updated as information becomes available.
We are hoping for an exciting program this year and are requesting that you submit your cutting edge research on group processes. Papers investigating issues of status, justice, power, legitimacy, identity, and emotions are of particular interest, but we will entertain any paper that takes as its analytic focus small group dynamics.
Extended abstracts should be emailed as attachments to David Melamed (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 4/15/2016. Abstracts should be no more than 500 words and should summarize the research to be presented. In the abstract, please include whether you will be presenting results as well as the full list of authors. Presentation times will depend on the number of accepted papers, but we estimate they will be 15-20 minutes.
We encourage participation from members of the broader group processes community and ask that you please share this invitation with all interested scholars. It is our hope that this conference will be a venue for scholars at all stages of the academic career to share and receive valuable feedback on their work.
Looking forward to seeing you in Seattle.
Please send ALL paper proposals to email@example.com. If you would like your paper considered for a specific session (listed below), please identify that session in the email subject line. If your proposed paper does not fit any of the currently proposed sessions proposed, additional sessions are always being developed to reflect the paper proposals received. If you are willing to organize such a session please identify your willingness to do so in your submission email. The deadline for submission is April 15, 2016.
Session topics include:
Cooley & Sociology
Identities and the Life Course
Embodied Experiences in the Natural World
Human Interactions with the Supernatural and Divine
Identities in Transition
Interaction, Identity, and Gender
Interactionism and Online Pedagogies
Interactionist Analyses of Death and Dying
Mass Mediated Meaning
Organizations and Organizational Communication
Religion and Spirituality
The Self in a Digital Age
The Sociology of Everyday Life
Space and Place in Symbolic Interactionism
Sport, Recreation and Leisure
Strategies for Teaching Symbolic Interactionism
SI & Environmental Sociology: Theoretical and Methodological Inheritances Symbolic
Interaction, Community, and the Environment
Symbolic Interaction, Culture, and the Environment
Symbolic Interactionism and Natural Resource Management
Symbolic Interaction and the Non-Human Animal
Visual Methods and Analysis
War, Conflict and the Military
Please see the attachment for more details about the conference.
Social Psychology Section members—do you have a departmental colleague whose work connects to social psychology? Are you engaged in collaborative research with a scholar who is not currently a member of our section? Are you working with a graduate student who would benefit from the networking opportunities provided by section membership? If so, the membership committee would like to enlist your help in expanding section membership. One easy way you can help is by simply speaking to your colleagues and encouraging them to join. Additionally, you can help by speaking to your students about the many benefits of section membership, including networking opportunities, listserv notifications, and newsletters. Also, please consider giving a graduate student the gift of section membership. Giving a gift membership is easy: simply visit http://asa.enoah.com/Home/My-ASA/Gift-Section and login with your ASA ID and password. You can easily purchase multiple gift memberships. Please be aware that the recipient of your section membership gift must be a current ASA member. We are looking forward to a great year for the Social Psychology Section. Thank You!
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