Roger Giner-Sorolla to be Editor of JESP

Many congratulations to Professor Roger Giner-Sorolla, who will be taking over the role of Editor of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology on 1 January 2016.  Roger has been an Associate Editor since 2013 and is currently co-editing a special issue for JESP involving pre-registered research. The role involves deciding on submitted manuscripts’ suitability, assigning manuscripts to associated editors, and setting policy for the journal at a high level.

JESP is one of the top research journals in Social Psychology, most recently ranked #12 out of 60 in the field by Thompson Reuters JCR, with a 5-year impact factor of 3.14.

Apparently, Roger’s first published paper in 1994 was in JESP, reporting the results of his Master’s thesis project.

Political Psychology Workshop 2-3 June

The Eastern ARC Quantitative Social Science Section and the Political Psychology Lab (University of Kent) would like to invite academic staff and postgraduate research students from the Universities of Kent, Essex and East Anglia to participate in a Political Psychology workshop held at the University of Kent on 2nd-3rd June. The workshop aims to bring together Eastern ARC researchers from political science, psychology and other social sciences, who are interested in political psychology. Topics include (but are not limited to): political ideology, political behavior and attitudes, social justice and inequality, system legitimacy, group identity etc.

During the workshop we will present and discuss ongoing research projects and aim to establish new interdisciplinary research collaborations. To this end, the last session will involve a mini sandpit, facilitated by Research Services at the University of Kent. The mini-sandpit will provide a space for attendees to create innovative and collaborative research ideas.

For further information see the workshop programme.