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Information for Submitters

Submit an abstract by May 7, 2010

Our scope includes all psychological perspectives on scientific thinking and the advancement of science and technology.

We invite all perspectives on the psychology of science & technology:

  • Educational
  • Social, cognitive, cross-cultural, neuropsychological, or other discipline
  • Experimental, observational, computational or other method

Major conference themes this year:

  • Learning and Development of Scientific Expertise
  • The Psychology of Scientific and Critical Thinking
  • Psychological Perspectives on Socio-Scientific Issues 
    (such as understanding global warming and evolution)


March 31, 2010

Reserve one of the blocked on-campus residence hall rooms (online)

May 7, 2010

Submission of abstracts (online)

June 10, 2010

Acceptance & student award winner notifications (by e-mail).

July 10, 2010

Deadline for online pre-registration & Presenter Confirmation

August 6-7, 2010

Conference in Berkeley, CA

General Program Committee Chairs

Greg Feist This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Michael Gorman This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sofia Liberman This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Jordan Lippman This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Only members can present papers at the conference.  If you are interested in presenting on one of the relevant themes or any other topic related to the Psychology of Science and Technology, submit your abstract by May 7 through our online link below. We will notify people via email by June 7, 2010 if their abstract was accepted.  Everyone who is presenting at the conference must have an up-to-date paid membership and must pay for conference registration fees by July 10, 2010.


Abstracts should be in APA format and be no more than 300 words (excluding references, tables, or figures).  Provide sufficient information about the your theoretical orientation, empirical methods, conclusions, and significance of the work for us to evaluate the quality and relevance of the work.

1st Annual David Gooding Prize for Best Student Research and 2010 ISPST Student Travel Award.

The 1st annual David Gooding Prize will be awarded to a graduate student presenting at the 2010 conference.  The student will be given special recognition at the conference and awarded with a $500 prize.  Students who wish to apply for the prize must be presenting their own original work that has been conducted with minimal guidance from his or her advisor.  The winning student will be the 1st author of the proposed paper and must include the Name, Title, Department, Institution, email address, website, and phone number of their advisor at the end of their submitted proposal with the heading: Advisor Contact Information for David Gooding Prize.  The abstract submitted by the award winner may be published on our website and in our journal.

This year, we also have limited funds available to provide two travel stipends of approximately $400 to graduate or undergraduate students who are presenting at the conference (as 1st authors). To apply for the Student Travel Award, students must include a paragraph at the end of their submitted abstract explaining why they are interested in the Psychology of Science and Technology and what they hope to gain from the conference experience.  Include the heading "Application for Travel Award" before the paragraph and in a second line indicate whether or not we can publish your paragraph on our website.

Students interested in applying for the research award or travel stipend, must also select the appropriate options on the abstract submission page. Students can apply for both awards but will only be able to win one.  Award committee includes: Greg Feist, Michael Gorman, and Sofia Liberman.


The audiovisual equipment provided for the meetings will be an overhead or LCD projector, the screen, and a laptop computer. Any other equipment (such as VCR player, speakers, or trenchancy projector), if needed, will have to be supplied by the presenter. Please let us know on the next screen if you have any special audiovisual needs.


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