The in-person annual meeting has been canceled.

2020 SAS Annual Conference Preliminary Program


Thursday, April 23, 2020

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Pre-Conferences (available at an additional fee)

  • Pre-Conference 1: Emotion Regulation
  • Pre-Conference 2: Positive Emotions

3:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Meet-Up for First-Time Attendees

4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Opening Remarks and Ted-Style Talks

  • Jamil Zaki, Stanford University
  • Matthew K. Nock, Harvard University
  • Pamela Cole, Pennsylvania State University

6:00 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
Poster Spotlights

6:15 p.m.-7:45 p.m.
Poster Session A and Opening Reception

7:45 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
SAS Student Social (all students are welcome to attend!)

Friday, April 24, 2020

8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Attendee Submitted Thematic Flash Talks (3 concurrent sessions)

10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Symposium #1: Statistical and Computational Models of Affective Dynamics
Chairs: Daniel Bennett and Peter Koval

Symposium #2: Pain and Emotion: Brain, Body, and Beyond
Chair: Gadi Gilam

Symposium #3: Bridging Developmental and Affective Science in the Study of Emotion Understanding
Chair: Ashley L. Ruba

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Lunch Break (on your own)

1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Invited Flash Talks

  • James F. Cavanagh, University of New Mexico
  • Aaron Heller, University of Miami
  • Lori S. Hoggard, Rutgers University
  • Jessica P. Lougheed, Purdue University
  • Emily Mower Provost, University of Michigan
  • Nilam Ram, Pennsylvania State University
  • Gal Sheppes, Tel Aviv University
  • Yukiko Uchida, Stanford University and Kyoto University Japan

2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Poster Spotlights

2:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
Poster Session B

4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Symposium #4: Emotion and Social Perception in Naturalistic Contexts: Perspectives From Affective Computing and Affective Neuroscience
Chairs: Desmond C. Ong and Marianne Reddan

Symposium #5: Predictors and Consequences of Different Views of Affect
Chair: Birgit Koopmann-Holm

Symposium #6: When and What Just Happened: Contextual Moderators of Emotion Regulation
Chairs: Christian E. Waugh and Kateri McRae

6:00 p.m.-6:45 p.m.
Salons (3 concurrent sessions)

Saturday, April 25, 2020

8:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Methods Event (pre-registration required)

8:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Speed Networking Event (pre-registration required)

8:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Live Demos with Exhibitors

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Attendee Submitted Thematic Flash Talks (3 concurrent sessions)

11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Salons (3 concurrent sessions)

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Lunch Break (on your own)

1:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Ted-Style Talks

  • Dacher Keltner, University of California, Berkeley
  • Lasana Harris, University College London
  • Kristin H. Lagattuta, University of California, Davis

2:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Poster Spotlights

3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Poster Session C

4:45 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
Presidential Symposium
Moderator: Paula Niedenthal, SAS President

  • Bound in Hatred: The Role of Group-Based Morality in Acts of Hate
    Morteza Dehghani, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • The Role of Emotion in Violent American Partisanship
    Nathan Kalmoe, Louisiana State University
  • From Gulf to Bridge: Moral Reframing of Issues and Candidates Facilitates Political Persuasion
    Robb Willer, Stanford University

6:15 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Closing Ceremony and Passing the Gavel to the New President

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Closing Reception

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