The University of Newcastle, Australia

UON to host Social Psychology Conference

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

The University of Newcastle will fly the flag for social psychology in April as host of the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists.

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The conference has attracted record numbers of presentation submissions from Australia, New Zealand and around the globe.

High profile international researchers include keynote speaker Professor John Dixon from the Open University in the UK.

Speaking about the unprecedented interest, conference organiser Dr Stefania Paolini said, "Australia has always punched above its weight in the area of social psychology, and it is great to see Newcastle taking an active role in supporting this important area."

Social psychology is currently enjoying a great deal of success at Newcastle. Dr Paolini was recently awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery Project to investigate the social psychological bases of people's interest in approaching versus avoiding social diversity.

The University has also strengthened its commitment to the field, with the School of Psychology establishing a new Social and Organisational Psychology Research Groupand appointing new staff in the area. The School is also currently recruiting high profile candidates for a Chair in Cross-Cultural Psychology.

The conference will be held at Noah's on the Beach from 9- 11 April 2015. Visit the conference website for more information and registration.

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