Society for Computers in Psychology

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Society for Computers in Psychology
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Founded 1971
Focus Psychology
Key people
Ping Li, President
Michael Jones, President Elect
Website Official Website

The Society for Computers in Psychology (SCiP) is a scholarly society founded in 1971 with the purpose of the increasing and diffusing knowledge of the use of computers in psychological research.[1]


The society's founding was initiated by Donald Tepas who asked for support from the National Science Foundation's Office of Computing Activities. Tepas wanted help with the development of intereactive system for searches. Instead, the NSF suggested that a conference be arranged and its proceedings published, which was indeed done.[2][3][4][5]

Annual meeting[edit]

The Society holds an annual meeting with talks and posters attended by psychologists from around the world. The meeting precedes the Annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society.


  • President-Elect: Michael Jones 2012-2013
  • President: Ping Li 2011-2012
  • Immediate past president: Joe Magliano 2011-2012


  1. ^ SCiP-Bylaws (Accessed Nov 2011)
  2. ^ Special Issue of the journal Behavior Research Methods & Instruments (BRMI)
  3. ^ Castellan, (JR.), N. John (1991) Computers and computing in psychology:Twenty years of progress and still a bright future, Behavior Research Methods & Instrumentation 23 (2), 106-108
  4. ^ Sidowski, Joseph B. (1990) Past, Present, and Future of the Society for Computers in Psychology, Behavior Research Methods & Instruments 22 (2): 94-97
  5. ^ Wolfe, Christopher R. (2006) SCiP at 35: An idiosyncratic history of the Society for Computers in Psychology, Behavior Research Methods, 38 (2), 245-250

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