Society of Experimental Social Psychology

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The Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP) is a scientific professional organization of social psychologists. SESP has over 700 members worldwide.

History[edit]

The organization was founded in 1965 with a goal of advancing and communicating theories in social psychology. Its first chairperson was Edwin P. Hollander.[1]

Membership[edit]

Membership is by nomination only and is typically exclusive. Nominees are limited to psychologists who are at least five-years post-PhD and have authored at least five papers in top social psychology journals (e.g., the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology).[2] Notable early members included Solomon Asch, Leon Festinger, Harold Kelley, and Stanley Schachter.[3] Its current executive officer is Charles Stangor.[4]

Activities[edit]

The official journal of SESP is the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, one of the field's top journals.[5][6] It is published by Elsevier and its current editor is Joel Cooper. In 2009 they announced the publication of a new journal, Social Psychological and Personality Science, a short report journal modelled after journals like Science and Psychological Science. Publication is slated to begin in January 2010.[7]

SESP also holds an annual conference.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hollander, Edwin P. (1968). "The Society of Experimental Social Psychology: An Historical Note". Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 9 (3): 280–2. doi:10.1037/h0025888. PMID 4875328. 
  2. ^ "Membership Information". Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  3. ^ "Distinguished Scientist Award Recipients". Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  4. ^ "Officers and Committees". Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  5. ^ "Journal of Experimental Social Psychology". Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  6. ^ "2001 Journal Impact Factor (Psychology)" (pdf). Retrieved 2008-08-24. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Social Psychological and Personality Science". Retrieved 2009-06-24. 

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