SAS 2023


Society for Affective Science, Long Beach, CA, 30 Mar-1 Apr 2023; Deadline 22 Nov

POSTING TYPE: Calls: Conferences

Author: Stephanie M. Carpenter

Submissions Open

SAS 2023 Call for Abstracts 

The Society for Affective Science (SAS) is delighted to open its call for abstracts to be considered for the 2023 Annual Conference. The conference will be held in an in-person format between Thursday, March 30 – Saturday, April 1, 2023 in Long Beach, California, USA. The conference will once again feature Preconference sessions and these will take place on Thursday, March 30th, 2023 prior to the opening of the Conference.

We encourage submissions from authors at all career stages.

There is no fee to submit an abstract. The conference registration fees will be announced soon.

Abstract Submissions – Main Conference

Four submission types:

Note: Each presenting author may submit a maximum of TWO abstracts, which have to be submitted to two different tracks (Poster: New Idea, Poster: New Results, Flash Talk, and Symposium). Abstracts submitted by the same presenter must reflect two different research projects. There is no abstract limit for non-presenting authors.

Poster: New Idea – Showcasing a new research idea, complete with planned experimental design(s) and analysis approach(es). Data are not required, but pilot data for proof of concept are welcome. Work already pre-registered in another platform is admissible. New theoretical contributions are also welcome in this category.

Poster: New Results – Showcasing the latest findings in affective science based on quantitative and/or qualitative data collected and analyzed. We welcome and encourage preliminary work!

Flash Talk – Showcasing the latest findings based on quantitative and/or qualitative data already collected and analyzed or new theoretical contributions in affective science. Both junior and senior researchers are eligible to deliver a flash talk.

Symposium – Set of talks providing an in-depth perspective on individual research areas/topics within affective science. Sessions can be comprised of 3 talks with a discussant or 4 talks. All symposia must be chaired.

Advancing Interdisciplinary Science

In line with our goal to facilitate interdisciplinarity, we welcome submissions from across all domains of affective science, including anthropology, business, computer science, cultural studies, economics, education, geography, history, integrative medicine, law, linguistics, literature, neuroscience, philosophy, political science, psychiatry, psychology, public health, sociology, theater, and more.


This year, SAS is hosting 3 preconferences: Positive Emotions, Intergroup Emotions, and Emotion Regulation on Thursday, March 30, 2023.

  • Positive Emotions Preconference will feature the latest interdisciplinary research on positive affect. The day will explore a wide range of research related to positive emotions in educational, clinical, social, organizational, consumer, and cross-cultural contexts. Additionally, the preconference will include an interactive poster session and conclude with a final session on the future of positive emotion research. Flash talk and poster submission will be accepted.
  • Intergroup Emotions Preconference will focus on the role of emotions in political processes, including political polarization, voting, collective action, political violence, and upholding democracy. With the political turmoil that has risen in the last decade across the world, understanding the impact that emotions have on political processes is paramount. Flash talk and poster submission will be accepted.
  • Emotion Regulation Preconference will feature emotion regulation research from various disciplines and topics, consider emotion regulation from different perspectives, and share exciting new findings and methods. It will feature a range of formats from short talks to panel discussions to breakout groups. Our goal is to have fun, build connections among those interested in emotion regulation (faculty, post-docs, students), and share ideas about new directions in emotion regulation research. Invited talks only.


Submission Deadlines

Conference: Abstracts must be submitted by Monday, November 22, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Baker Island Time (BIT; UTC-12 — last time zone on earth) to be considered for inclusion in the program.

Preconference: Abstracts must be submitted by Monday, January 16, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Baker Island Time (BIT; UTC-12 — last time zone on earth) to be considered for inclusion in the program.

Submission Review Process

Abstracts will be evaluated based on scholarly merit by a double-blind peer review process with our Abstract Review Board.

  • For the main conference: Notification of acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be e-mailed to the corresponding author by mid-January 2023.
  • For the preconference: Notification of acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be e-mailed to the corresponding author by mid-February 2023.
  • Presenters must be the first author on the submitted abstract. All presenters must register and pay to attend the meeting.


For questions, please contact Sharon Zwack of Podium Conferences.

We are excited to return to an in-person SAS conference in 2023! We hope you will join us for a stimulating 3 days of affective science programming and opportunities to reconnect with and meet affective scientists across different disciplines, all career stages, and from all corners of the world. See you in Long Beach!

Jonas Everaert and Yael Millgram (Abstract Co-Chairs)
Erik Nook and Lameese Eldesouky (Preconference Co-chairs)
Andrea Samson and Liz da Silva (Program Co-Chairs)

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