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Poster and Thematic Flash Talk Awards

The Society of Affective Sciences deeply values the contributions made by its student members. To acknowledge the society's appreciation of our students, the most outstanding student presentations each year are recognized with awards. All trainees (postdocs, graduate students, undergraduate students, and post-baccalaureate students) who were first-author on a poster or thematic flash talk were eligible for these awards.
Congratulations to the Poster and Flash Talk Award Recipients from the 2017 Annual Conference!
Poster Awards
Elizabeth Cosby, Brown University
     Childhood Maltreatment Predicts Poor Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Outcomes for Acute Depression
Victoria Heng, University of California, Davis
     Macaques Do Not Evidence Sex Differences in Threat Processing
Jennifer MacCormack, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
     Interoceptive Sensitivity and Physiological Reactivity Differentially Predict Emotional and Somatic Experiences
Aliza Schwartzblatt, CUNY Graduate Center
     Adaptive Emotion Regulation Style Moderates Frontal Brain Asymmetry to Infleunce Recovery From State Emotions
Flash Talk Awards
Dyan Connelly, University of California, Berkeley
     Caregivers' Life and Relationship Satisfaction: The Role of Patients' Ability to Recognize Caregivers' Emotions
Katie Hoemann, Northeastern University
     Context Facilitates Cross-Cultural Emotion Perception
Kent Lee, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
     Reconceptualizing Bias: Conceptualization Shapes Relationship Between Negative Affect and Fear of Black Americans
Daniel Lim, Northeastern University
     Compassion and Suffering: Guilt as a Driving Force for Post-Traumatic Prosocial Growth
 Process: Awards are determined based on a two-step process. Candidates are initially identified based on the quality of submitted abstracts (blind to author name/affiliation) by a team of three raters from the SAS program committee. Abstracts are evaluated for the impact of the work; those who self-select to present flash talks and who are rated the highest by the evaluation team are chosen to present flash talks at the conference. All others are chosen to present posters. These same ratings are used to designate which trainees  will subsequently be evaluated for flash talk or poster awards in person at the conference. Approximately the top 10% of flash talks and posters are selected for further, in-person evaluation after the initial review of abstracts.
Second stage evaluation is completed at the conference by a team of judges from the SAS program committee that spans disciplines. Each flash talk and poster selected from the first stage is evaluated in person by a team of three judges. Flash talk and poster candidates rated on three dimensions: research quality, presentation clarity, and effectiveness in answering questions. Awards are given to the 4 top-rated flash talk presenters and 4 poster presenters, representing roughly 5% of all flash talk and poster abstracts initially submitted. Awardees will be recognized at the conferences' award ceremony.


Winners for SAS 2016:

Flash Talk Winners

Elise Kalokerinos
Shir Atzil
Autumn Kujawa
Brett Ford

KU Leuven
Mass General Hospital
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of California, Berkeley





Poster Award Winners

Erik Nook 
Victoria Spring
Erin Moran
Kelly Finn  

Harvard University
University of Iowa
Washington U School of Medicine
University of California Davis


Winners for SAS 2015:

Poster Award Winners

Brett Ford
Alice Hua 
Sandy Lwi 
Andrew McCullough 
BoKyung Park 
John Purcell 
Ashley Ruba 
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, San Francisco 
University of California, Berkeley 
Northeastern University 
Stanford University 
University of Colorado Boulder 
University of Washington 


Winners for SAS 2014:

Poster Award Winners

Jozefien DeLeersnyder
Janine Dutcher
Sunny Dutra
Marlies Houben
Philipp Opitz
Jennifer Silvers
Daniel Stout

KU Leuven
Yale University
KU Leuven
Tufts University
Columbia University
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee