SPSP Personality Conference 2001

Inaugural Conference of the Association for Research in Personality


This year's personality preconference is the inaugural conference of the newly formed Association for Research in Personality. The Association is designed to promote scholarly interchange among the diverse set of investigators studying personality structure, development, and dynamics. This includes not only researchers whose academic home is in personality and social psychology, but also those in clinical psychology, human development, psychiatry, and other disciplines. We have been extremely fortunate in attracting a stellar list of speakers to our inaugural conference.

For more information on the SPSP conference, hotel reservations, etc., please visit the SPSP webpage at www.spsp.org.

Association for Research in Personality

Inaugural Conference:  San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, 2001

All presentations are to be held in the Rio Grande East room of the San Antonio Hyatt.  A reception and lunch will be in the rooms indicated below.

A registration table for the conference will open outside of the Rio Grande East room from 5-6 pm on the 31st, and again from 8:30 - 9:00 on Feb. 1.  Conference name badges and a printed copy of this program can be picked up there.  Anyone who has registered for the conference but has not yet paid registation fees can make such payment at the registration table. 

Note: The conference is now full and is no longer accepting new registrations.

Wednesday, Jan. 31

6 - 7:30

Keynote Address

Dr. Frank Sulloway
Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley  

Birth Order, Family Dynamics, and Personality Development: From Darwinian Evolution to World History

7:30 - 9:30

ARP Reception
Pecan Room, San Antonio Hyatt

Thursday, February 1

9 - 10:30
Biological and Social Bases of Individual Differences

Elena Grigorenko
Department of Psychology, Yale University
Decomposing the Etiological Variance of Personality Traits:  A Large‑scale Family Study

Steven K. Sutton
Department of Psychology, University of Miami
Anterior Cortical Brain Activity and Individual Differences in Reactions to Incentives and Threats

Wendy Heller
Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Traits, States, and Symptoms:  Some Neural Mechanisms of Emotional Regulation

Nathan Fox
Institute for Child Study, University of Maryland
The Role of Temperament and Self-regulation in the Development of Social Behavior

Moderator:  David Watson, Department of Psychology, University of Iowa

10:30 - 10:45
Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:15
Personality Development across the Life Span

Todd Little
Department of Psychology, Yale University
Three Views of the Agentic Self:  A Developmental Synthesis

Jean M. Twenge
Department of Psychology, Case Western Reserve University
The age of anxiety? Birth Cohort Change in Anxiety and Neuroticism, 1952-1993

Michael Lewis
Institute for the Study of Child Development, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Environment, the Missing Concept in Early Personality Development

Paul T. Costa, Jr. and Robert R. McCrae
National Institute on Aging, NIH
Looking Backward:  Personality Trait Changes from 80 to 12

Moderator: Mark Snyder, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota

12:30 - 1:45
Garden Terrace, San Antonio Hyatt

1:45 - 2:00
Announcements and Remarks
Rio Grande East, San Antonio Hyatt

David Watson, University of Iowa
President, Association for Research in Personality

Andrzej Eliasz, Warsaw School of Advanced Social Psychology, President-Elect, European Association of Personality Psychology

2:00 - 3:30
Personality as a Complex System: Social-cognitive and Affective Dynamics

Yuichi Shoda
Department of Psychology, University of Washington
What Remains Invariant?  Searching for Order Within a Person's Stream of Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors over Time and Across Situations

Carolin Showers
Department of Psychology, University of Oklahoma
Integration and Compartmentalization:  A Model of Self-structure and Self-change

Andrzej Nowak
Department of Psychology, Warsaw University 
Coherence and Equilibria in Self-reflective Thought

Robin Vallacher
Department of Psychology, Florida Atlantic University
Structure and Dynamism in the Self-system:  Toward an Attractor Model of Self-evaluation

Moderator: Julie Norem, Department of Psychology, Wellesley College

3:30 - 3:45
Coffee Break

3:45 - 5:30
oundtable Discussion
The (Within-Person) Structure of Personality


Oliver John
Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley

Susan Nolen-Hoeksema
Department of Psychology, University of Michigan

Dan McAdams
Department of Psychology, Northwestern University

Walter Mischel
Department of Psychology, Columbia University

Organized by Dan Cervone.

For more details, contact Dan Cervone at 312-413-2632 or dcervone@uic.edu.

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