CFP: Society for Philosophy and Psychology

Deadline January 15!!

Duke University June 4-6


Mahzarin Banaji, with reply from Keith Payne Frances Egan, with reply from Karen Neander Dan Sperber, with reply from Kurt Gray


“Imagination,” with Melanie Green, Neil van Leeuwen, and Marjorie Taylor

“Cognitive Ontologies,” with Michael Anderson, Scott Huettel, and Colin Klein

“Implicit Attitudes,” with Bertram Gawronski, Kerry Kawakami, and Jennifer Nagel

Presentation types:
–Long-form presentation: 30 minutes plus Q&A –Short-form presentations: 15-20 minutes plus Q&A –Posters

Philosophical or psychological research may be submitted for any of the above formats. For short and long-form presentations, author(s) may choose to submit either an abstract no longer than 1500 words or a paper no longer than 3000 words. For posters, authors should submit an abstract no longer than 750 words. Work that is not accepted for the author(s)’ preferred format may be considered for a short-form presentation or poster.

Papers and abstracts must be written in a format appropriate for anonymous review and employ gender-neutral language. Individual authors may submit only one paper or abstract as first author, though they may be co-authors on other submissions. Childcare will be available.

Submit here.


Hiring alert: qualifications that count for men may count against women

Virginia Valian argues that qualifications, such as having lived in more than one country, might be seen as a plus in men but not in women.

I wondered about this issue a while back when I noticed that some women with post-docs at an exceptionally prestigous university were not flourishing on the job market to the extent that some male post-docs were. Such casual and unsystematic observations prove nothing, but they did raise a question. And it is possible that what could be taken to show a man had extra time to do research before he takes on a tt job, might in a woman principally be a reminder that she did not get a tt job when she left grad school.

If you are on a search committee, it might well be worthwhile to have an explicit discussion about this. For example, will a role as grad student association president show leadership abilities or will it indicate a failure to concentrate on research? Gender shouldn’t make a difference, but it might.