Summer School 2010

Every second year, members of SASP organise a Summer School for postgraduate students who are members of SASP. The Summer School aims to provide an intensive learning and networking environment modelled on the European Social Psychology Summer School. It is a fantastic opportunity for postgraduate students from Australasia to further their knowledge and experience in social psychology and to establish strong networks with academics and postgraduate students in the area. Students work for five days with academics in one selected area of social psychology to develop their knowledge and research skills.
Summer School 2010

The 2010 Australasian Summer School in Social Psychology will be heldfrom Friday 5 February until Wednesday 10 February at the Moreton Bay Research Station of the University of Queensland on Stradbroke Island.

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Point Lookout View from Research Station Breakfast area


The Summer School will provide post-graduate students with an intensive learning and networking environment, offering:

· Close collaboration with internationally respected experts;

· Strong links with other postgraduate students from universities across Australia, New Zealand, and Europe;

· Further knowledge and experience in social psychology

Asin previous years, the Summer School will be kept small in size to ensure a close working environment. 30 to 36 places will be available.

Workshop Details

There will be three parallel workshop streams, with approximately 10 to 12 students per stream. These streams will be run in a fairly informal style, with an emphasis on collaboration and discussion. The workshops may focus on a particular project or experimental design, or on purely theoretical or methodological issues. Each workshop will be taught by an invited international researcher and UQ academic. We are pleased to announce the following teachersand workshop topics:


Title of Stream

Stephen Wright (Simon Fraser University)

Winnifred Louis (University of Queensland)

Political Attitudes and Action

Russell Spears (Cardiff University)

Aarti Iyer (University of Queensland)

Prejudice and Intergroup Emotions

Tiffany Ito (University of Colorado)

Eric Vanman (University of Queensland)

Social Neuroscience

Two one-hour seminars will be offered by senior academics covering the broadtopics:

  • Life after PhD: Applying for Postdocs and Lectureships
  • Applied Research: Doing it and Getting your Research ‘Out There’

Financial Details

Given the generous financial backing of SASP, the School of Psychology (TheUniversity of Queensland), and the Social and Behavioural Sciences Faculty (The University of Queensland), we are able to keep the cost of attending the Summer School to $200 per person (to be paid before arrival), to cover food and accommodation. Students are responsible for their own travel expenses. Students travelling further distances may apply for a reduced fee.

Application Details

Students must complete the Application form and return it via email to Jolanda Jetten at .


The application should be supported by the student’s Ph.D. supervisor. Supervisors are therefore asked to write a letter of support, explaining why they feel their student could benefit from and add to this summer school. Supervisors are asked to email their letter directly to Jolanda Jetten <>, mentioning SASP and the name of the applicant supported in the Ref-Field).


The deadline for applications is November 30, 2009.


All enquiries can be directed to KatieGreenaway () or Carla Barnett ().

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