SESPSociety of Experimental Social Psychology


The Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP) is a scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of social psychology. One of the main ways that SESP furthers this goal is by holding an annual meeting in October of each year. In 2016, the SESP Conference will be held in Santa Monica, California, September 29 through October 1.

SESP also publishes two research journals: the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and Social Psychological and Personality Science. All SESP members receive online access to these journals as part of their annual dues.

Currently, SESP has more than 900 members throughout the world. Membership is by nomination and is open to any self-identified social psychologist, regardless of disciplinary affiliation. For more information, please email us at:

If you have additions, corrections, or suggestions about this web site, send your comments to Scott Plous, who is serving as webmaster for the Society.

Finally, if you would like more information on the field of social psychology, one place to start is the online brochure What Is Social/Personality Psychology? Another useful resource is Social Psychology Network, which contains a searchable database of more than 20,000 resources. To search this database directly from the SESP web site, simply click on the Search link to the left.