Welcome to SESP

The Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP) is a scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of social psychology. Our typical members have Ph.D.s in social psychology, and work in academic or other research settings. One of the main ways that SESP furthers its goal is by holding an annual meeting in the Fall of each year. In 2017, the conference was held in Boston, MA. The 2018 meeting will be in Seattle, WA, October 4-6.

SESP also supports two research journals: the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (published by Elsevier) and Social Psychological and Personality Science (published by Sage; co-owned with other societies). All SESP members receive online access to these journals as part of their annual dues.

Currently, SESP has more than 1000 members throughout the world. Membership is by nomination and election, and is open to any self-identified social psychologist, regardless of disciplinary affiliation. Because of the selective process for admission to the society, all members have Fellow status in SESP. For more information, please email us at: info@sesp.org

If you would like more information on the field of social psychology, one place to start is to visit the Society for Personality and Social Psychology website, and to read What Is a Social/Personality Psychologist? Another useful resource is Social Psychology Network, which contains a searchable database of more than 20,000 resources.
2018 SESP Officers

Executive Officer
Monica Biernat, University of Kansas

Allen McConnell, Miami University

Jeff Sherman, UC-Davis