Friday, July 1, 2011

David Pillow has sent along a summary of this year's SPIT meeting, including the photo below. In order to keep this a family-friendly site, I have strategically scrambled part of the image; let's just say the kid was giving the old "We're No. 1" sign. Writes David:

We had a good time in San Antonio in April. The schedule worked out nice. As one SPITter noted, the time allotted for each talk was far more generous than what is apportioned at SPSP, thereby allowing for plenty of questions, give and take, and the humor of Rody Miller.

Bill Ickes took home the SPIT spirit award for a well done SPIT-spirited talk on rudeness, and for just being Bill. The picture is a must see...

Next year's site remains undetermined.

Monday, April 4, 2011

A detailed schedule for the upcoming 2011 SPIT meeting has been released, as shown below (you may click on the document to enlarge it).

Friday, February 18, 2011

The 2011 SPIT meeting will be held in San Antonio, April 8-9, concurrent with the Southwestern Psychological Association convention. (The usual January timing for SPIT didn't work out this year, as a big national event, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology meeting, was held January 27-29, also in San Antonio.) According to a recent e-mail from SPIT organizers:

Meetings will be held at the UTSA downtown campus. Joining UTSA in putting SPIT together this year is Our Lady of the Lake University and Trinity University. We've been developing a really nice agenda of talks represented by old and new spitters/spittoons. Representing some of the founding fathers of SPIT, Bill Ickes and Paul Paulus have agreed to talk. At the other end of the spectrum, we'll have talks by newbees at Texas A&M and Texas A&M at Corpus Christi. There are still a few slots remaining. So please let us (David Pillow and Rebecca Weston) know soon if you have an interest in presenting your work.

Professors Pillow and Weston can also answer questions about lodging and other logistical matters.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Early planning for SPIT 2011, which will be hosted by UT-San Antonio, has begun. To get everyone thinking about next year's meeting, here's a picture of last year's co-winners of the SPIT Spirit Award, Cathy Cox of TCU and Josh Hicks of Texas A&M (photo sent to me by Jared Kenworthy).

It looks like more and more artifacts are being added to the basic plaque each year! (Click on the photo to get a better view.)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The schedule and list of speakers for the 2010 SPIT meeting, beginning Friday at UT Arlington, has been announced (below). Please contact J.B. Kenworthy if you have any questions.

You may click on the schedule to enlarge it.

Monday, November 30, 2009

The next SPIT meeting will be held January 15-16, 2010 at the University of Texas Arlington. The good folks at UT-Arlington have created a website with details regarding the meeting.

Friday, February 6, 2009

The 2009 SPIT meeting was held in mid-January at the University of Texas-Austin. There was the usual mix of research talks, socializing, and awarding of the SPIT Spirit Award (pictured at right). In another development, I (Alan Reifman) will now be maintaining the SPIT website, in blog form. This website will be a clearinghouse of SPIT-related updates, historical information, and links to current participants' academic homepages.

Below is a photograph from the 2009 meeting, during one of the breaks between talks (you can click on this photo, as well as all others, to enlarge).

The remaining photos are from the group's historical collection...