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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.

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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)
Niall Bolger (2017-2019)
Serena Chen (2015-2017)
Nilanjana Dasgupta (2015-2017, President)
David Funder (2016-2018)
Ed Hirt (2015-2017)
Cheryl Kaiser (2017-2019)
Allen McConnell (2016-2018, Vice-President)
Jeff Sherman (2017-2019)


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Consider supporting SESP when you shop at Amazon

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.

To start contributing to SESP when you shop, please click here and select the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, Inc. as your favored charitable organization. You can learn more about the AmazonSmile Foundation here.


SESP partners with
March for Science

SESP has signed on as a partner/supporter of the March For Science, scheduled to take place Saturday, April 22, in Washington, DC. The March for Science "champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence based policies in the public interest."

Please check out the event's Facebook page, and please register if you plan to attend!  Registering allows March for Science to communicate about march logistics and programming, and to track overall attendance and who is attending. Please also consider a donation as a sign of support for this cause.