• Submission of Symposia

    The deadline for the submission of symposium proposals has passed. It was May 1, 2014. Symposium proposals were accepted by email ONLY.

    The symposium should highlight new emerging ideas that are likely to have broad influence in shaping future research, especially ideas from related disciplines. Any member (Fellow or Member) may propose an invited symposium by providing the required information. The symposium proposal must include: a title, an abstract of no more than 150 words, the names of the participants with their membership status, and a title and abstract for each presentation. The organizer may decide the format (e.g., discussants can be scheduled, question periods can be extended, etc.), but the symposium cannot be longer than 2 hours 10 minutes. Participants must agree to participate prior to proposal submission. The Governing Board will select symposia to be placed on the program of the 54th Annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Note that participating in a symposium does not preclude submission of an abstract for a talk or poster.  Symposium proposals that are not accepted for presentation as symposia may be submitted later as a group under “Special Topics” during the regular abstract submission process.

    Please note that Governing Board members may serve as speakers on symposia but they may not propose a symposium during their time of service. If a Governing Board member is on a symposium proposal as a speaker, he/she will not participate in the selection of symposia.

    Submission of the proposal as a Word Document can only be made via email to Ruth Maki at rmaki@email.arizona.edu with the term "Psychonomic Symposium Submission" in the header by May 1. Notification will be made within 2 to 3 weeks of the proposal deadline. Please don’t hesitate to contact me (rmaki@email.arizona.edu) with any questions.

    Previous Symposia (2005-2013)

     2013 Future Global Change and Cognition.  (Organized by Stephan Lewandowsky)

    Experience-Induced Neuroplasticity:  Evidence from Bilingualism.  (Organized by Ellen Bialystok and Judith Kroll)

    Memory & the Law:  Lessons from Cases.  (Organized by Martin A. Conway and Mark A. Howe)

    Exploring the Canine Mind:  Studies of Dog Cognition.  (Organized by William A. Roberts)
     2012 Motivations, Emotions, and Cognition:  What Am I Afraid of, and Why Does It Matter?  (Organized by Thomas H. Carr)

    The American Journal of Psychology: 
    Celebrating 125 Years of Contributions Shaping Contemporary Scientific Psychology (Organized by Robert Proctor)

    The Adaptive Nature of Memory Illusions:  Positive Consequences Can Arise from Illusory Memories (Organized by Mark Howe)

    Psychonomics without Experiments?  Discovering Psychological Principles by Mining Large Data Sets (Organized by Robert Goldstone)
     2011 Wayfinding in the Seattle Public Library: What can we learn about navigational styles? (Organized by Laura Carlson & Amy Shelton)

    Psychocinematics: Exploring cognition at the movies (Organized by Arthur Shimamura)
     2010 Practical benefits of Bayesian data analysis (Organized by John K. Kruschke)

    Using ERPs to track visuospatial cognition as it happens (Organized John J. McDonald)

    Criteria, confidence, and recognition memory (Organized by Ian G. Dobbins)

    Aesthetic science:  Psychophysical and neuroscientific approaches (Organized by Stephen E. Palmer)
    2009  What are we learning from fMRI about the neural mechanisms of source memory? (Organized by Karen Mitchell)

    Wandering minds and brains (Organized by Michael Kane & Jonathan Schooler)

    Visual simulation in conceptual processing (Organized by Haline Schendan)

    Darwinian themes in contemporary psychology (Organized by Sara Shettleworth)
    2008 Time and time again (Organized by Ralph Miller)

    The gist of aging: Implications for cognitive neuroscience (Organized by Robyn E Holliday & Timothy N. Odegard)

    Psychology and the law: Emerging trends addressed by empirical studies (Organized by Thomas Busey)

    Language as a tool for thinking (Organized by Lera Boroditsky & Dedre Gentner)
    2007 Mechanisms of cognitive development: Domain-general learning or domain-specific constraints?  (Organized by Vladimir M. Sloutsky)

    Reuniting motivation and cognition: Motivational factors in learning and performance (Organized by W. Todd Maddox & Arthur B. Markman)

    Embodied perception and cognition (Organized by Maggie Shiffrar)

    Toward a cognitive psychology of collective memory: Methods, data, and theory (Organized by Amanda J. Barnier)
     2006 Is reinforcement learning coming of age? (Organized by Jonathan D. Cohen & Randall O’Reilly)

    Cognitive aging: Genetics, behavior, neuroscience, and technology (Organized by Soledad Ballesteros & Lars-Goran Nilsson)

    Advances in Prospective Memory (Organized by Peter Graf)

    Statistical learning: Mechanisms and limitations (Organized by Morten H. Christiansen)
     2005 Applying cognition to education (Organized by Mark A. McDaniel & Ayanna K. Thomas)

    The effect of emotion on declarative memory (Organized by Morris Moscovitch, Adam K. Anderson, & Deborah Talmi)

    Event memory   (Organized by Thomas F. Shipley)
  •   Important Dates

    Nov 6
    Special Issue on Visual Working Memory Released
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