SASP Annual Conference

Welcome The annual conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP) has a long history dating back 40 years, in recent years attracting between 130 and 170 delegates. It is the most popular avenue for the dissemination of current social psychological research within Australasia, and attracts pre-eminent national and international researchers. The conference is also […]

Vale Norman Feather 1930-2023

Dear SASP members, It is sad news upon sad news for social psychology in Australia with the news that Norm Feather passed away on Saturday morning. Norm was one of the founding members of Australasian social psychology, and the same inaugural conference in 1972 that was attended by Ron Taft, and the conference program attached to our notice of […]

Vale Ron Taft 1920-2023

Dear SASP members, Sadly, Ron Taft, who played a significant and foundational role in Australian Psychology and in particular Social Psychology, has passed away at the age of 103. Ron attended the first precursor to SASP meetings at Flinders University in 1972 (see attached conference program and photos, thanks to Leon Mann for providing). At that […]

Leon Mann awarded an Honorary Doctorate

Honorary Professorial Fellow Leon Mann AO was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on 12 June. The D.Phil. citation read, “Honouring his scholarly contributions to the field of psychology through his research in decision making; for translating his findings into curriculum used in IDF officer training programs in Israel; recognising his lifelong commitment […]