Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Division 8: Society for Personality and Social Psychology seeks to advance the progress of theory, basic and applied research, and practice in the field of personality and social psychology. Members are employed in academia and private industry or government, and all are concerned with how individuals affect and are affected by other people and by their social and physical environments.



James W. Pennebaker, PhD, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 


Wendy Wood, PhD, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Council of Representatives

Paula Pietromonaco, PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.
Theresa Vescio, PhD, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.

Program Chair

Jonathan M. Adler, PhD, Olin College of Engineering



Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (monthly)
Editor: Duane Wegener, PhD, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Personality and Social Psychology Review (quarterly)
Editor: Monica Biernat, PhD, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan.

Read about Division 8 in the Monitor

From basic research to health-care messages
Improved public health is a priority for many APA Div. 8 social psychologists

Division Meetings

Contact Information

Chad Rummel, MEd, Executive Director
1660 L Street NW, #1000
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 524-6541