Conferences & Training

Conferences & Calls for Papers

2014 Summer Quantitative Methods Series: Portland State University – Portland, OR

Location: Portland, OR
Posted: February 21, 2014 
Dates: June 14, 2014 to June 19, 2014

Description: This Summer Quantitative Method Series is comprised of two-day courses on data analysis taught by nationally recognized methodological experts. Course descriptions and more information about instructors can be found below. Our goal is to provide additional statistical and methodological training for research professionals from either the private or public sector. Although course credit is not available, graduate students are welcome and offered a discounted fee. Participants may enroll in courses separately or in combination. Each course takes an applied perspective with special attention given to when to use and how to implement each technique. Statistical, mathematical, and conceptual foundations will be included with the objective of providing a solid introduction to each area. All courses will provide extensive software illustrations, and, unless otherwise specified, will provide computer lab time where participants have one-on-one assistance available when running computer examples. Some graduate-level coursework in statistics (social science departments or otherwise) and some experience with one or more statistical software packages are usually assumed. Individual courses may require additional prerequisite knowledge if indicated, however.

All classes will be held at the Portland State University Campus located in beautiful downtown Portland, OR between 9 am and 5 pm with an hour break for lunch. Rooms are equipped with desktop computers for each participant, although participants are welcome to bring their own laptops with appropriate software.

June 14-15.Longitudinal Structural Equation Modeling, J.J. McArdle, University of Southern California
June 16-17.Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling, Rex B. Kline, Concordia University, Montréal
June 18-19.Using R with lessR and Other Enhancements, David Gerbing, Portland State University 

34th Annual Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior (IOOB) Conference - Call for Proposals

Deadline: April 1, 2014
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Dates: July 18-19, 2014
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Description:This is an annual conference, hosted on a rotating basis by universities with graduate programs in I/O, Organizational Development, Organizational Behavior, Human Resources Management, and related fields. In 2014, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology will be hosting the Conference at our downtown Los Angeles location (617 W. 7th Street; Los Angeles, CA) on July 18-19, 2014. The IOOB Conference was created through the Society for Industrial & Organization Psychology (SIOP) to provide students with opportunities to present their research and analyze pertinent issues in the field. For additional information, please visit the IOOB 2014 website,

APA Division 45 Conference of the APA Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues

Location: University of Oregon
Dates: June 19-21, 2014
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Call for Submissions: Society for Community Research and Action Biennial Conference

Deadline: December 10, 2012
Location: Miami / Coral Gables, Florida
Dates: June 26-29, 2013
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Call for Submissions: Third World Congress on Positive Psychology

Deadline: January 14, 2013
Location: Los Angeles, California
Dates: June 27-30, 2013
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To Apply: Click here to submit your abstract 

Call for Papers: Special Issue of American Journal of Community Psychology on LGT Resilience across Cultures.

Proposals Due: January 15, 2013
Manuscripts Due: June 21, 2013
Guest Editors: Christopher Beasley, Richard Jenkins, & Maria Valenti
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Description: This section will emphasize LGBT health and well-being while highlighting cultural strengths and other factors that contribute to the resilience of LGBT persons and their families from diverse cultures in the U.S. and around the world.

To Apply: Please submit manuscript proposals directly to Christopher Beasley ( no later than January 15, 2013

Positions for Professional Associations

SPSSI Graduate Student Committee Officer Positions: SPSSI

Posted: August 18, 2013
Deadline: August 24, 2013

Description: The SPSSI Graduate Student Committee is looking to fill the following positions: Chair-Elect, Editor, and three Member-at-Large positions (see descriptions below). Each office is a one-year term, although the Chair-Elect commits to two years, one as Chair-Elect and another as Chair. Officers report to the Chair, who has the ultimate decision regarding issues such as budget and new initiatives. The Chair and Chair-Elect attend Winter and Summer SPSSI Council Meetings, and all GSC members are expected to attend SPSSI conferences. The SPSSI GSC gives a voice to the students of SPSSI. This committee can give students a forum to address a wide range of topics, such as the future goals of SPSSI and addressing current social issues. Below are a list of the open positions:

Chair-Elect (Two-year term): The Chair-Elect serves for one year as a committee member helping the Chair to carry out the activities for the year. This year of guidance helps to prepare the Chair-Elect for her or his following year as Chair of the committee. As Chair, you are responsible for day-to-day and long-term issues including the direction of the Graduate Student Committee, new initiatives, and funding for committee activities at the bi-annual SPSSI conference or (in alternate years) the APA convention. The Chair attends SPSSI Council Meetings and reports on the functioning of the Committee to the Council. The Chair acts as a liaison between the GSC and SPSSI Council and has the opportunity to work closely with Council Members.

Editor (One-year term): The newsletter/web Editor solicits content for The Rookie (the GSC student newsletter), consults with SPSSI staff on graduate student information on the SPSSI website, and manages the SPSSI Facebook page (

Member-at-Large (One-year term): The Member-at-Large position was created to provide more assistance to the Chair for various Graduate Student Council tasks. Members-at-Large can expect to be appointed to head a sub-committee (e.g. travel awards), and to coordinate important GSC functions (e.g. APA convention panels).

How to Apply: To nominate yourself for one of these positions, please send an email to with your university affiliation and platform statement (not to exceed 200 words) com no later than Friday, August 23, 2013. Don’t be shy, nominate yourself! If you have any questions concerning these positions, please contact me at


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