Call for papers - 2014


2013 SRIF 21st Annual Conference meeting in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Wednesday March 19, 2014 at Hilton Austin Hotel

Society for Research on Identity Formation

21st Annual Conference

March 19, 2014

Hilton Austin Hotel

500 East 4th Street, Austin, Texas

CALL FOR PAPERS


The Program Committee invites poster submissions for the twenty-first annual meeting of the Society for Research on Identity Formation, which will be held as a pre-conference Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting of The Society for Research on Adolescence at the conference hotel (Hilton Austin Hotel) on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, from 7:00pm to 10pm. For information on the SRA conference and hotel accommodations, please see the SRA website at http://www.s-r-a.org


Conference Information

Conference Information

As has become tradition for the SRIF meetings held in conjunction with SRA, this year's program will include an opening roundtable on Wednesday, March 19, at 7:00pm, a brief business meeting, and a poster session. The annual SRIF banquet dinner will be held at 7:30pm Thursday March 20th, and, as usual, it will be an event to remember. The dinner will be at Russian House Restaurant (http://russianhouseofaustin.com), located 5 blocks from the conference hotel. Dinner will consist of a buffet with a variety of Russian dishes including both meat and vegetarian options. They are able to accommodate food allergies, vegan, and gluten- free needs upon special request. Dinner will begin with a brief business meeting and conclude with our keynote speaker, Dr. Daphna Oyserman, who is internationally recognized for her research on how culture and identity shape, and are shaped by, individuals and contexts, with a particular emphasis on identity-based motivation and its cognitive and behavioral consequences, which she conducts within a situated cognition framework. So, as you plan for the SRA conference, save Thursday evening for our banquet, and be sure to register in advance so you do not miss out on this exciting event as tickets are limited.

Instructions for Preparing Poster Submissions

If you are interested in submitting a poster proposal, it is important that you read the directions below carefully and pay close attention to the instructions while you are preparing your proposal(s). If you have questions, please contact the program committee chair (listed below). Improperly prepared proposals will NOT be reviewed.

Poster proposals should address key issues of concern to identity researchers and theorists. SRIF is an interdisciplinary organization and strongly encourages submissions from all relevant fields.

Due to space limitations, preference will be given to those submissions presenting projects with completed data analysis, but theoretical and pedagogical presentations are also welcome. All methodologies appropriate to the discipline, the data and the issue under study are acceptable (including small sample, single subject and descriptive designs). Submissions should summarize data already collected and must include sufficient report of data analysis for reviewer evaluation.

Submission deadlines:

In order to facilitate planning for those of you needing to come from long distances and/or arrange finances with your universities, we are again using a two-tier review process this year:
• All proposals that include topics related to some aspect of identity and that are in the required
submission format and received by Monday, December 16, 2013 will be reviewed.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by Thursday, January 16, 2014.
• All proposals that are received by Sunday, February 16, 2013 will be reviewed subject to
space availability. As above, they must include topics related to some aspect of identity and begin the required submission format.

Your submission should include:

Note: You will prepare two documents described below dependent upon submission type. The file naming convention for the cover page and abstracts (no author's names included) should be shortTitleName_abs.doc (or .rtf for Mac). [Example: Full title name is 'Trouble With Teen Identity.' Short name may be 'troubleTeenIdentity_abs.doc']. And, the file naming convention for the 500 word summary document (titles included, author's names not included) should be shortTitleName_pro.doc (or .rtf for Mac). Please read descriptions and directions below for further clarification.

Document one - General submission and contact information

A cover page with:
a. Poster title
b. The name, institutional affiliation, mailing address and email address of the first author
c. The name and institutional affiliation of all co-authors
• A 100-word abstract. Please follow the format in the example below.

Document two

• A 500 word (maximum) summary of the presentation including the title, but no authors. Up
to 2 figures or tables and key references may also be included (and are excluded from your word count). Do not include names or other identifying information in your summary.

Posters

Posters should be topical and related to some aspect of identity and in the required format. Posters should present the results of a single study or series of related studies. We will also consider poster submissions that are research proposals.

Include in your submission:

Document one

 A cover page with:
e. Poster title
f. The name, institutional affiliation, mailing address and e-mail address of the first author.
g. The name and institutional affiliation of all co-authors.
 A 100-word abstract in the format below.

Document two

 A 500-word (maximum) summary of the presentation including the title, but no authors. Up to 2 figures or tables and key references may also be included.

Format for 100 word Abstracts

Abstracts for all accepted submissions will be included in the conference program. To facilitate compilation of the conference program, abstracts must be entered in the format below and must be no longer than a maximum of 100 words. Abstracts must be submitted as an attachment in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text (.rtf) or format.

TITLE IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS.
First Author, Second Author, etc.
A brief - maximum of 100 words - single-spaced description of the presentation.

For example:
HEALTHY IDENTITY AND INTIMACY SKILLS SAFEGUARD AGAINST DEPRESSION. Kristina Houck and Janet Gebelt Erikson theorized that identity cohesion must exist before entering into intimate relationships. Furthermore, both identity cohesion and intimacy skills should correlate with psychological health. This study examines the relationships among identity, intimacy, and depression. Participants completed Eriksonian measures of identity and intimacy and the Beck Depression Inventory. Simple linear regressions showed that level of identity cohesion predicts intimacy skills for both men and women. Hierarchical regressions showed that identity alone predicts depression and that intimacy adds further predictive power. This was true for both men and women. Results are discussed in terms of identity and intimacy being safeguards against depression.

Format for 500 word Summaries

Summaries for all accepted submissions will be included in the conference program. To facilitate compilation of the conference program, abstracts must be entered in the format below and must be no longer than a maximum of 100 words. Abstracts must be submitted as an attachment in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text (.rtf) or format.

TITLE IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. (No author information)
A maximum of 500 words single-spaced description of the presentation.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

The 2014 SRIF Program Committee

Elizabeth Morgan (Chair) emorgan2@springfieldcollege.edu
Andrea White awhite@kenyon.edu
Karin Bartoszuk BARTOSZU@mail.etsu.edu
Cuiting Li Cuiting.Li@uwsp.edu
Laura Ferrer-Wreder laura.ferrer-wreder@psychology.su.se
Kazumi Sugimura kazumi.sugimura@nifty.ne.jp

Important Contacts

Note: Before contacting committee to resolve questions you may have, please visit the FAQs page to learn if your questions have already been answered.

Submission questions: Please direct submission questions to Elizabeth Morgan emorgan2@springfieldcollege.edu