Congratulations to our new President-Elect!

Maya Tamir, PhD has been elected to serve as 2022-2023 President of the Society of Affective Science. Dr. Tamir is a professor of psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She received her PhD in social-personality psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University.

Dr. Tamir’s research examines how motivated people are to regulate their emotions, and how such motivation affects mental health, social relationships and well-being in individuals, groups and across cultures. Currently, Dr. Tamir serves on the editorial boards of Psychological BulletinEmotion, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. She also serves as the co-editor of the Cambridge series on Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction.

As Chair of the Psychology Department at the Hebrew University, Dr. Tamir would like to build on the lessons learned during the challenges faced through the COVID-19 pandemic to broaden the SAS community beyond the US and Europe, and promote a Society for Affective Science which is open, egalitarian and inclusive, which welcomes people from multiple career stages, nations and cultures, backgrounds, disciplines, and perspectives.

The Society for Affective Science is dedicated to fostering basic and applied research in the variety of fields that study affect broadly defined. This goal is achieved through annual virtual and hybrid conferences that showcase research and through the publication of the Society’s journal Affective Science. Particular attention is paid to creating contexts in which scholars at all stages of professional development can interact in both formal and informal ways, differences in theoretical perspectives and methodologies are welcome, and interdisciplinary and international collaborations are fostered.

Preconference Announcement for 2021 SAS

We are excited to announce the two Prefconferences for the upcoming 2021 SAS meeting!

  • TWO new preconferences at 2021 SAS this year.
    • “The Role of Emotions in Intergroup Conflict” organized by Dr. Kiera Hudson
    • “Opening Affective Science at #2021SAS” organized by Dr. Heather Urry and Dr. Sam Parsons
  • Preconference abstract submissions are due 2/15 (but with a rolling deadline thereafter for Opening Affective Science at #2021SAS).
  • Preconference registration is free with membership and registration for the main SAS conference.
  • You can find more information here, including links for abstract submissions:

[Affective Science] Call for Papers: Special Issue on Sleep and Affect

We are excited to announce a Special Issue on Sleep and Affect for our journal, Affective Science. Please read the detailed information about the special issue on the following page:

2021 SAS Call for Abstracts

The Society for Affective Science (SAS) is delighted to announce its call for abstracts to be considered for the 2021 Annual Conference, held in an all-virtual format April 15-30, 2021. Please check out this page for details!

2021 SAS is going virtual!

We’re going virtual! To protect from COVID-19 & due to travel restrictions, our SAS 2021 conference will be fully virtual! Following our successful 2020 virtual event, we’ll deliver a full program of activities including on-demand materials & live interactive events showcasing state-of-the-art science and career development. We’re excited to bring the SAS community together again to celebrate our successes and grow our supportive network. For updates, follow our Twitter account @affectScience.

2020 SAS Virtual Conference Survey

If you haven’t already, please fill out the following post-conference survey [link]. This survey is anonymous, and would only take approximately 5-10 minutes. We would appreciate hearing from you.

Congratulations to our new President and President-Elect!

As of April 24, 2020, the President of the Society for Affective Science is Professor Barbara Fredrickson and the President-Elect is Professor Elaine Fox. SAS looks forward to the strengths and insights Professors Fredrickson and Fox will bring to these leadership roles.

[Affective Science] Call for Papers: Special Issue on Emotions in Socio-Political Contexts (deadline extension)

We are excited to announce a Special Issue on Emotions in Socio-Political Contexts for our journal, Affective Science. Please read the detailed information about the special issue on the following page:

2020 SAS Cancellation FAQs

Please visit this page for important information about refunds and presentations that pertains to the cancellation of 2020 SAS.

2020 SAS In-Person Meeting Canceled

In light of recent policy developments and SAS’s commitment to public health practices, the Executive Committee and management of the Society have decided to cancel the in-person annual meeting of SAS. Please read this letter from our president.