What are some of the highlights at the Annual Meeting this year?
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
OPEN SCIENCE: FROM PRE-REGISTRATION TO REPLICATION TO DATA SHARING
Jesse T. Kaye, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Anna Weinberg, McGill University
Psychological science is in the midst of a period of renewed focus on issues of replicability, rigor, and openness. Significant concerns regarding the reproducibility, reliability, and robustness of research have led to ongoing debates on ways to improve research practices. The field is tackling issues that span an incredibly wide array of research topics including methodological issues (e.g., measurement unreliability, small sample sizes, power, researcher degrees of freedom), analytic strategies (e.g., NHST, p-hacking, significance thresholds), transparency (e.g., data sharing, pre-registration, open-access), publication practices (e.g., publication bias, peer review, file drawers, registered-reports, badges), and career incentives (e.g., early career implications, critical discourse). Improving replicability and open science are complex issues that require critical debate to push the field forward-- and replication of psychophysiological findings comes with its own set of challenges. This symposium will feature a panel discussion of psychophysiologists engaged in diverse activities aimed at these broad goals. Panelists will engage in conversation and questions with the membership of the Society of Psychophysiology to consider the tremendous challenges as well as opportunities that come with efforts to continue to build a stronger science.
Thursday, October 4, 2018
10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
NEUROBIOLOGY OF INFANT ATTACHMENT: WHY DO THE ABUSED ATTACH?
Regina Sullivan, PhD, Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Nathan Kline Institute, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York University, Langone Medical Center
11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Education and Training Committee Roundtable Discussions
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
FACES OF THE FUTURE FLASH TALKS
Session Chair: Bruce Bartholow, University of Missouri
(A variety of presentations at six minutes each; topics to be announced)
4:40 p.m.-6:10 p.m.
ON GIVING MORE LIGHT THAN HEAT: THE LIFE AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF JOHN T. CACIOPPO (1951-2018)
Session Chair: Catherine J. Norris, Swarthmore College
Friday, October 4, 2018
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
TOWARD A MECHANISTIC UNDERSTANDING OF TERRA INCOGNITA: THE HUMAN SUBCORTEX
Birte Forstmann, PhD, Professor for Cognitive Neurosciences, University of Amsterdam
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Women in Science and Education (WISE) and Diversity Luncheon
4:40 p.m.-5:40 p.m.:
NEURAL SIGNATURES OF RISK FOR MENTAL ILLNESS
Ahmad R. Hariri, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Laboratory of NeuroGenetics (LoNG), Duke University
Saturday, October 6, 2018
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
SPR Diversity Symposium
RESEARCH IN DIVERSE TEAMS: BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES
Modupe Akinola, Columbia Business School; Elizabeth Page-Gould, University of Toronto; Tiffany Ito, University of Colorado-Boulder; Bruce Bartholow, University of Missouri; Moderator: Rebecca Silton
Flash Talks by 2018 SPR Diversity Travel Award Recipients:
Andre Forster, University of Wuerzburg; Alyssa Palmer, University of Minnesota; Xiaoqian (Sophy) Yu, University of South Florida
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Early Career Award Address
THE ERRING BRAIN: ERROR-RELATED BRAIN ACTIVITY AS A RISK-MARKER FOR PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
Anja Riesel, PhD, Humboldt University
11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Early Career Award Address
EEG AS A THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL HUB FOR THE NEURAL SCIENCES
James Cavanagh, PhD, University of New Mexico
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
When Words are Binding: Prediction and Attention in Language Comprehension
Kara D. Federmeier, Professor, Department of Psychology, Program in Neuroscience, and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana