The Society for Consumer Psychology (SCP) will be holding its Annual Winter Conference from March 4-6, 2021 at… your home/office! Yes, we’re going virtual for 2021!
 
The Society for Consumer Psychology conference provides opportunities for a high level of interaction among participants interested in consumer research and in advancing the discipline of consumer psychology in a global society.
 
We are seeking proposals for symposia, competitive papers, and working papers. We encourage a diverse set of submissions to represent and enrich consumer psychology. To this end, we welcome various ideas and methods. From traditional CB and BDT/JDM research to interpretive/CCT work, all creeds of high-quality research are invited. As much as possible, submissions should resonate with the conference theme (i.e., Behavioral Insights for Changing Climates) and consider the psychological dimensions of human behavior.  
 
CONFERENCE THEME: Behavioral Insights for Changing Climates
 
The world is changing rapidly and on many levels. We are seeing socio-cultural, political, demographic, economic, technological, health, and climate change. Protests and a pandemic have swept the globe; the planet is melting and burning; artificial intelligence and social media are increasingly prevalent.
 
These changes raise important and urgent questions for consumer psychologists, and answers to these questions have theoretical and practical relevance. How can we help consumers, managers, organizations, governments, and policymakers adjust to, cope with, and embrace these changes?
 
We welcome submissions that provide insights on how to effect positive responses to this multitude of changes.
 
Depending on the volume of theme-related submissions received, we may create a dedicated conference track featuring symposia and competitive papers that are most relevant to the theme. Thus, submissions that highlight behavioral insights for changing climates will be given priority; however, we also welcome submissions that do not relate directly to the theme.
 
CONFERENCE VENUE: Virtual
 
This will be SCP’s first virtual conference. While we would love to see you all in person, we are thrilled to offer an online conference and enable the sharing of research/ideas from wherever you are. In fact, going virtual will make sharing easier and more affordable. As such, we hope this medium will promote inclusiveness and diversity in presenters and attendees.
 
Plenary speakers and research presentations will be offered “live” (i.e., synchronously) to enable questions and discussion (see details for each submission category below). The doctoral consortium and “research skills” workshop will also be offered synchronously, though we may make some of these sessions available for viewing afterwards.
 
SUBMISSIONS
 
Submissions are now closed. Acceptance decisions will be sent out in December 2020.

Read the Call for Papers and Submission Guidelines

DOCTORAL SYMPOSIUM
 
As in recent years, there will be a half-day doctoral symposium immediately before the main conference. The doctoral symposium will take place on Thursday morning (March 4, 2021).
 
The event will be co-chaired by Adriana Samper (Arizona State University, adriana.samper@asu.edu) and Ryan Elder (Brigham Young University, rselder@byu.edu) and will be open to all doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. Relevant details will be announced separately.
 
RESEARCH-SKILLS WORKSHOP
 
In the spirit of improving scientific enquiry, SCP 2021 will present a research-skills workshop. The research-skills workshop will take place on Thursday afternoon (March 4, 2021).
 
We invite everyone from PhD students to junior professors to senior faculty to attend this workshop and benefit from the expertise of leading researchers in the field. The workshop will be co-chaired by David Gal (University of Illinois at Chicago; davidgal@uic.edu) and Stephen Spiller (UCLA; stephen.spiller@anderson.ucla.edu). Relevant details will be announced separately.
 
SOCIAL EVENTS
 
Even though we’ll all be digital (virtual improv, anyone?), there will be some social events! Stay tuned for more info from Tiffany Barnett White (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne; tbwhite@illinois.edu) and Jim Mourey (DePaul University; jmourey@depaul.edu).
 
HOTEL INFORMATION
 
The conference hotel is located… wherever you are!
 
 
LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU (and your living room) AT SCP 2021!
 
Your friendly hosts,
Sarah and Rod

 

 
SCP 2021 Organigram
Meet your team. :-)

Executive Team


Conference Co-Chairs:
Sarah Moore & Rod Duclos

Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs:
Adriana Samper & Ryan Elder

Research-Skills Workshop Co-Chairs:
David Gal & Stephen Spiller

Social-Events Co-Chairs:
Tiffany Barnett White & Jim Mourey

User-Experience Co-Chairs:
Keith Wilcox & Ana Valenzuela

Associate Editors:
Adam Duhachek
Ashlee Humphreys
Cindy Chan
Claudia Townsend
Eesha Sharma
Jared Watson
Jordan Etkin
Kelly Herd
Michelle Weinberger
Miranda Goode
Noah Castelo
Wilson Bastos
Yael Zemack-Rugar
 

Program Committee


Abhijit Guha
Alix Barasch
Amit Bhattacharjee
Ana Babic-Rosario
Aner Sela
Anthony Salerno
Caleb Warren
Carlos Torelli
Cele Otnes
Chuck Howard
Daniella Kupor
Danielle Brick
Danit Ein-gar
Dave Hardisty
David Wooten
Derek Rucker
Echo Wan
Elise Chandon Ince
Emily Garbinsky
Evan Polman
Grant Packard
Hannah Chang
Hao Shen
Irene Scopelliti
Jenny Olson Anderson
Joey Hoegg
Johannes Boegershausen
Jonah Berger
Julio Sevilla
Kate White
Katherine Lafreniere
Kelley Gullo
Kirk Kristofferson
Lea Dunn
Leonard Lee
Liad Weiss
Lin Yang
Linda Hagen
Matthew Rocklage
Meng Zhu
Meyrav Shoham
Mike Barone
Nicole Mead
Noah Van Bergen
Phil Fernback
Ravi Mehta
Rebecca Walker Reczek
Rhiannon MacDonnell
Rosellina Ferraro
Ruth Pogacar
Ryan Hamilton
Ryan Rahinel
Sam Bond
Selin Atalay
Shankhu Basu
Shelly Rathee
Shiri Melumad
Shirley Chen
Stephanie Tully
Stephen He
Tonya Bradford Williams
Xiaoyan Deng
Yann Cornil
Yuwei Jiang