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Call for Abstracts

Call for Poster Abstracts
Society for Affective Science - Inaugural Conference
Hyatt Regency Bethesda
April 24-26, 2014

Abstract submission is closed. Deadline for submission was November 1, 2013.

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The Society for Affective Science is pleased to announce its call for submission of abstracts to be presented at its inaugural conference in the Washington DC area, April 24-26. We encourage poster submissions that describe new empirical research within the domain of affective science. In line with our goal to facilitate interdisciplinary advances, we welcome submissions from people working in a variety of disciplines (e.g., business, computer science, economics, law, medicine, neuroscience, philosophy, psychiatry, psychology) on a broad range of topics using a variety of measures.

For the submission abstract, briefly describe the question or problem you're addressing, the methods used to answer or solve the question or problem, and the critical results to address this problem. Submissions should make clear how the work makes a novel theoretical and/or methodological contribution to the field. Note: It is insufficient to state that "results will be discussed." Abstracts will be evaluated on the basis of scientific merit by peer review.

Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts

Poster abstract submissions will be accepted beginning Sunday, September 15, 2013. Abstracts will be evaluated for poster presentation only; all oral presentations are invited. Abstracts must be submitted by Friday, November 1, 2013 at 11:59 P.M. (Pacific Daylight Time) to be considered for inclusion in the program. Please review the submission instructions carefully.

All presenters will be expected to register (and pay) to attend the meeting. Notification of acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be e-mailed to the designated corresponding author by Friday, December 6, 2013.

Presentation Format

Accepted abstracts will be presented during one of several poster sessions. Please Note: If you are planning to be the presenting author of more than one abstract, you must be available to present each submission in a different poster session. All correspondence about your poster submission will be sent to the corresponding author only.


Each corresponding author will be asked to select one of the following topics in which his or her abstract submission will be reviewed:


Affective Neuroscience Attention Culture
Development Emotion Perception Emotion Regulation
Genetics Judgment & Decision Making Health Psychology
Learning & Memory Motivation Neuroeconomics
Personality Psychopathology Social Processes
Stress Other (please describe)  

Abstract Submission Instructions

The Society for Affective Science uses an electronic process for the submission of abstracts. Electronic submissions must be received by 11:59 P.M. PDT on Friday, November 1, 2013 to be considered for inclusion in the program.

When preparing an abstract for submission, please carefully follow the instructions below:

  1. All abstracts must be prepared in plain text, in English with no embedded symbols or formatting characters. Submissions may not include charts, graphs, tables or references. Please spell out the symbols (alpha, beta, microns, picomolar, etc.) or translate them (mean, chi square, etc.) in your abstract submission.
  2. Limit the abstract to 1,600 characters in length, including spaces. Abstracts longer than 1,600 characters will not be accepted. The 1,600-character limit applies to the abstract body only and DOES NOT include the title, authors, and optional funding source information.
  3. If accepted, your author-prepared abstract will be published exactly as it appears on your electronic submission.  The Program Chair reserves the right to make editorial corrections to the submitted abstract if necessary.
  4. The corresponding author must register with the system before submitting abstract information. This is done to separate contact information from content. It also allows submitting of multiple abstracts without having to provide contact information for each one.
  5. You must provide a username and password when registering. This username and password will allow you to submit and edit your abstracts until the deadline of 11:59 P.M. (PDT) on Friday, November 1, 2013. A confirmation email will be sent when you register and also when submitting or updating an abstract.
  6. Carefully follow the directions and style on the sample abstract provided with the website instructions:
    1. Use all capital letters for the title of the abstract.
    2. List all authors first and then list the institution or affiliation. 
    3. Include full first and last names for each author.
    4. Do not include author degrees.
    5. Do not include a department or location (i.e., city, country).
    6. List the affiliation/institution in English, i.e., University of X.
  7. If you wish a funding source for your research to appear in the abstract, please include it under the “Optional - Funding Source” box on the submission form. Please DO NOT list the funding source in the body of the abstract.  If there is no funding source, please leave this box blank.
  8. Please select one to three key words to describe your research.
  9. Please provide a complete mailing address, including e-mail address, with your submission. The Office will communicate with the corresponding author through the e-mail address that is given at the time of registration. Should this e-mail address change at any time before 11:59 P.M. (PDT) on Friday, November 1, 2013, you may login to the system and update your information.
  10. Proofread your submission. If included in the program, the Program Chair reserves the right to make editorial corrections to the submitted abstract if necessary. The Society for Affective Science is not responsible for author errors. Please check the formal name and spelling of your university; we receive numerous submissions that include the incorrect spelling of university affiliations, especially if a university name includes any special characters. Please double-check the formal spelling of your university's name.
  11. Consider submitting your abstract earlier than the deadline. We welcome early submissions!
  12. Each corresponding author will receive an e-mail confirmation from the Office within 24 hours of abstract submission. If you do not receive an e-mail response within 24 hours, Society for Affective Science did not receive your abstract. In this case, it is your responsibility to contact the Office by calling John Hofmann at +1 (608) 443-2468, ext. 150 or e-mail him at


Should you have questions about your submission, please contact:
John Hofmann, Vice-President, Information Technology

+1 (608) 443-2468, ext. 150