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SESP is a member of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, a "coalition of scientific societies that share an interest in advancing the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior." In fact, SESP was one of the 8 organizations that met in Chicago to found FABBS on December 7, 1980. As a member of FABBS, we participate in advocacy, education, publication, and communication efforts on behalf of scientific social psychology.


Society of Experimental Social Psychology

The Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP) is an international scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of social psychological research. Our typical members are Ph.D.s in social psychology, working in academic or other research settings.

One of the main ways that SESP furthers its goal is by holding an annual scientific meeting in the early fall of each year, publishing the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, supporting the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and contributing to advocacy efforts as a member of FABBS (the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences). SESP was founded in 1965 by a group of social psychologists led by Edwin Hollander and W. Edgar Vinacke, as described in Hollander (1968). SESP currently boasts over 1000 elected members.

SESP Executive Committee

SESP is run by an appointed Executive Officer along with a member-elected board of 9. The EO serves a four-year term, and each Committee Member serves a 3-year term, with 3 individuals elected each year.

Executive Officer: Monica Biernat

Executive Committee Members/Terms:

Ozlem Ayduk (2016-2018)
Serena Chen (2015-2017)
Nilanjana Dasgupta (2015-2017)
David Funder (2016-2018)
Lowell Gaertner (2014-2016)
Ed Hirt (2015-2017)
Arie Kruglanski (2014-2016)
Allen McConnell (2016-2018)
Roxane Cohen Silver (2014-2016; President, 2016)


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As a 501(c)(3) organization, SESP receives support from the AmazonSmile Foundation. When customers shop on AmazonSmile, they may select SESP as a charitable organization, and the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to SESP.

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