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Section Preconference

Every year the Section has a preconference the day before the Annual CPA Meeting, usually at one of the local universities. The purpose of the preconference is to provide a more intimate opportunity for students, faculty, and other professionals to meet and present their research. These preconferences are typically well-attended (approximately 30 people attended the 2014 preconference) and allow for lots of friendly interactions. People who do not belong to the section are welcome to attend, although we encourage people who are not CPA members to join!

***Registration: Please click on the link below to register for the pre-conference!

Below are the details for the Social/Personality Pre-Conference 2015.

Social/Personality Pre-Conference 2015

Canadian Psychological Association

June 3, 2015


University of Ottawa, STE-B0138

Ottawa, Ontario


9:15 - 9:30 am:        Registration

9:30 - 9:40 am:        Leanne Son Hing,  University of Guelph

CPA Social/Personality Section President Welcome Address

9:40 - 10:20 am:      Richard Clément, Université d'Ottawa/University of Ottawa 

Trends and Developments in the Social Psychology of Bilingualism
(a bilingual presentation)

10:20 -10:40 am:     Coffee Break

10:40 -11:20 am:     Michael J. A. Wohl, Carleton University

Longing for Better Times: Nostalgia Motivates Positive Change in Addictive Behavior
(co-authors: Andrew [Hyoun] Kim, Melissa Salmon, Diane Santesso)

11:20 -12:00 pm:        Frédérick L. Philippe, Université du Québec à Montréal 

Do You Know Why You Chose Your Partner and Are You Going to Break Up? Investigating How Memories for Significant Past Events Affect Loving Behavior

12:00 - 1:00 pm:      Lunch           

1:00 - 1:40 pm:        Beth A. Visser, Trent University - Oshawa 

A Darker Shade of Gray: Sex, Psychopathy, and Fantasy 

1:40 - 2:20 pm:       Igor Grossman, University of Waterloo

Social Structure, Infectuous Diseases, Disasters, Secularism, and Cultural Change in America

2:20 - 2:40 pm:        Coffee break

2:40 - 3:20 pm:        Data Blitz Session

3:20 – 4:00 pm:        Presentations and closing remarks

                                        Brendan Gail Rule Award and Kenneth Dion Award

5:00 - 8:00 pm:          Social


Kenneth Dion Award for Best Undergraduate Paper



Brendan Gail Rule Award for Best Graduate Student Paper



Pre-Conference Organized by Frederick Grouzet, University of Victoria


Thank you to Leanne Son Hing, Sana Rizvi, Kaitlyn Werner, Meredith Rocchi, and University of Ottawa

For 2015 pre-conference, please contact:
Dr. Frederick Grouzet (S-P Section Chair Elect),

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