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May - August, 2017, Ann Arbor, MI, & Other Cities

Event: 2017 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

The ICPSR Summer Program provides in-depth, hands-on training in statistical techniques and research methodologies used across the social, behavioral, and medical sciences. The ICPSR Summer Program’s unique learning environment facilitates professional networking, encourages the exchange of ideas, and makes the experience of acquiring critical analytical skills enjoyable.

From May through August 2017, the Summer Program will offer more than 80 courses in cities across the US and around the world. Registration is now open for all 2017 courses. For more information, visit or contact or (734) 763-7400.

Held on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Summer Program’s First (June 26 - July 21, 2017) and Second (July 24 - August 18, 2017) Sessions contain more than 35 courses, including regression analysis, network analysis, longitudinal analysis, MLE, SEM, causal inference, and more. Participants in a four-week session are encouraged to take as many courses within that session as they wish. Scholarships are available for graduate students in child, developmental, and family psychology. Additionally, new in 2017, the HENRY “HANK” HEITOWIT SCHOLARSHIP will be awarded to a past participant of the ICPSR Summer Program’s four-week sessions. All scholarship applications are due March 31, 2017.

For researchers needing to learn a specific methodological technique in just a few days, the ICPSR Summer Program offers more than 40 short workshops, ranging from introductory to advanced methods and cutting-edge techniques. Highlights of our short workshop schedule include:
--Analyzing Intensive Longitudinal Data: A Guide to Diary, Experience Sampling, and Ecological Momentary Assessment Methods (June 5-9, Amherst)
--Item Response Theory: Methods for the Analysis of Discrete Survey Response Data (June 5-9, Ann Arbor)
--Hierarchical Linear Models I: Introduction (June 26-30, Amherst)
--Egocentric Social Network Analysis (July 17-21, Bloomington)
--Modern Causal Inference: Experiments, Matching, and Beyond (July 24-28, Boulder)

May - June, 2017, Arizona State University/Michigan State University/University of Cincinnati

Event: APA Summer 2017 Advanced Training Institutes

The Advanced Training Institutes are intensive, five-day training programs offered by the APA Science Directorate and hosted at research institutions across the country. They immerse psychological scientists — new and established faculty, postdoctoral fellows, nonacademic scientists and advanced graduate students — in state-of-the-art research methods. Participants also have the opportunity to meet and network with other scientists who have related interests.

Complete information about these programs can be viewed on the Advanced Training Institute website.

June 6 - 7, 2017, Qualcomm Institute at Calit2; University of California, San Diego; La Jolla, CA

Event: APA Workshop: How to Share Research Data

As the open science movement rapidly advances, the scientific community is growing to appreciate the benefits of data sharing: it promotes scientific progress, sustains scientific integrity and maximizes the value of data. In 2013 the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a directive that required public access to data obtained from federally funded research.  In response, many federal agencies that support behavioral and psychological research have instituted policies that require investigators to provide a detailed data sharing plan in their grant applications. Another manifestation of this trend toward open science is the adoption of data sharing as a requirement for publication by a growing number of journals. Further, in 2015, a working group of the American Psychological Association (APA) issued a statement on Data Sharing: Principles and Considerations for Policy Development.

Embracing this change calls for a revamping of scientific education and training to ensure that researchers develop the new skill sets that are needed for both original data collection and secondary use of data. Traditional approaches to collection, management, documentation and curation of original data will have to be reshaped to make effective secondary use of data possible. In addition, there are numerous ethical and pragmatic implications associated with data sharing that need consideration.  These include the nature of the consent process for the primary study when the data may be shared for other as-yet-to-be-determined research purposes; identifying sources of support for the costs associated with data sharing; and ensuring that data are preserved in a form that is usable and interpretable by secondary users.

About the workshop

This APA-sponsored workshop will focus on the practical components of sharing research data. Participants will learn how to develop a plan for data sharing, draft consent forms that accommodate sharing of research data and construct a budget to support effective data management. Participants will also explore various platforms and data repositories to identify those best suited to their type(s) of research data, as well as existing data collection tools and resources that facilitate data sharing, such as the NIH Toolbox. In addition to hands-on experience, the workshop will provide attendees with an overview of open science, best practices for dealing with human research participant protection issues, implications of data sharing for career development and the future of research, and how academe can adapt to this changing landscape.

The workshop, directed by Cinnamon Bloss (Univ. of California, San Diego; UCSD), in collaboration with Terry Jernigan (UCSD) and Gregory Farber (National Institute of Mental Health; NIMH), is geared towards established and early career psychological scientists and graduate students and will accommodate up to 30 participants.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their current or planned studies and/or data to the workshop in order to receive guidance and feedback on data sharing within their own research programs.  Along with the directors, the faculty will include other researchers with substantial experience in data sharing.

For more information on the application process, fees and lodging, please visit the website here.

June 6-7, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic

Event: 5th Annual International Weight Stigma Conference

We are now accepting abstracts for oral presentations and posters, as well as session proposals including brief symposia, round tables, debates, and workshops. We are also interested in non-traditional submissions (e.g. media, performance, art). For more information about the conference, please visit:

The Weight Stigma Conference is an inter-disciplinary event that brings together scholars and practitioners from a range of backgrounds (e.g., psychology, medicine, public health, allied health professions, education, sports and exercise science, social sciences, media studies, business, public policy, law) to consider research, policy, rhetoric, and practice around the issue of weight stigma.

Submission deadlines: Oral presentations and Session proposals 24 March; Posters 14 April.

June 25-29, 2017, Staten Island, New York, USA

Event: International Academy for Intercultural Research 2017 Conference

This is the 10th Biennial Conference of the IAIR. This year's theme is: "Applying Research to Improve Intercultural Relations".

July 4, 2017, Grenada, Spain

Event: EASP Relationship & Health Conference

We are excited to announce the EASP preconference on Relationships & Health in Granada on Tuesday July 4th. The preconference is centered around research on the ways in which close relationships shape individuals’ well-being, as well as the ways in which health and well-being affect relationship quality. Five leading researchers will give present their work and, after that, there will be a data blitz session. To register for the preconference, please go to: Looking forward to seeing you in Granada!

July 12-14, 2017, Swansea University, Wales, UK

Event: 18th International Reversal Theory Conference

Who would be interested: People working across a whole range of fields, interested in understanding and changing human behaviour and experience, whether existing Reversal Theory researchers or those wanting to find out more (see for details).

The Applied Sports Technology and Exercise Medicine Research Centre is delighted to be hosting the conference on the University's brand new Bay Campus ( and we look forward to welcoming you in July 2017.

Please save the date in your calendars and watch out for abstract calls and registration details coming soon! Follow our updates on twitter:

August 24 - 27, 2017, Two Harbors, Catalina Island, California, USA

Event: Science of Habits - Behavior Change Interventions for Health Habits

This 3-day conference on Catalina Island will feature cutting-edge research on successful habit change interventions. Lifestyle health risks are a major contributor to disease across the globe. Insufficient physical activity, alcohol overindulgence, tobacco use, and an unhealthy diet are primary health-damaging behaviors. In developing countries, additional health risks arise from inadequate sanitation practices.

Interventions designed to change these health behaviors have successfully increased people’s knowledge about health. Many interventions have also been successful at creating immediate, short-term behavior change. However, longer-term maintenance of healthy behaviors remains a challenge.

Interventions create enduring change by altering existing unhealthy habits and by creating new, healthy habits. The conference talks will address the psychological, social, and neurological factors involved in altering and forming new habits. Conference participants could come from a variety of disciplines, including health, psychology, computer science, consumer behavior, and economics. Speakers could present research using a variety of methods and types of data, ranging from laboratory experimental approaches, experience-sampling diary research, field experiments, simulations, and econometric models.

The conference is supported by a generous grant from the Templeton Foundation. Conference participants will be responsible only for their own travel costs (plus $250 registration fee). To apply, please submit a one-page description of your research, along with the name of your institution, your academic title and email address to Asaf Mazar at

Graduate Students are welcome to submit an abstract, and if selected, will be invited to present a poster at the conference (registration fee waived for students). Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2017.

August 29 - September 1, 2017, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Event: 18th European Conference on Developmental Psychology

The 18th edition of the European Association of Developmental Psychology (EADP) biennial conference (ECDP2017) will take place in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from August 29 to September 1, 2017, with preconference workshops on August 28 and 29.

We are pleased to announce the keynote speakers for ECDP2017: Rutger Engels, Catrin Finkenauer, Elliot Turiel, Henry Wellman, and Sonia Livingstone.

We are pleased to announce that the abstract submission website is now open for ECDP2017. We welcome submissions for Paper presentations, Poster presentations, Paper symposia, and Poster symposia, and encourage proposals from a wide variety of disciplines on topics related to human development. The abstract submission deadline is February 13, 2017.

October 12-14, 2017, Bali, Indonesia

Event: ARUPS Congress 2017

Theme “Driving Mental Revolution in the Psychological Century: Enhancing Psychological Services for a Better Future.”

The Aim: This congress is expected to be an exciting opportunity for academics and professionals in psychology to share their perspectives about the contributions of psychology and its profession in ASEAN and also in worldwide.

Host: ASEAN Regional Union of Psychological Societies (ARUPS)

Co-host: Indonesian Psychological Association (Himpunan Psikologi Indonesia/HIMPSI)

Supported by : International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS)

Location: Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, Address: Kartika Plaza, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia;