Call for Papers

2021 spa virtual convention call for papers open

The SPA Annual Convention, where scholars, researchers, and clinicians come to learn, network, and advance the fields of personality science and personality assessment, invites presentations, posters, and discussions for our first ever virtual gathering. After the SPA Leadership analyzed the feedback from over 180 of you, we are eager to announce some more specifics regarding the convention.

The 2021 SPA Virtual Convention will include live presentations and plenaries and pre-recorded presentations. The live presentations will occur from Wednesday, March 17 through Saturday, March 20, from 2pm-6pm (ET), the best time to accommodate all of our attendees.

The deadline for submitting abstracts for papers, posters, and symposia is October 25, 2020.

For a description of the scientific sessions offered during the Annual Convention and to guide you in submitting an abstract for the Annual Convention, please read Annual Convention Submission Descriptions.

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