Previous SCP News
2013 SCP Conference Registration is Open
SCP Voting Now Open
SCP members may now vote
for president and secretary/treasurer. The deadline for voting is January 20, 2013.
2012 ACP Conference Registration is Open
The Society for Consumer Psychology (SCP) will be holding its annual Advertising and Consumer
Psychology conference on 19–21 December 2012 in Singapore. This conference, in partnership with
ACI, is the first ever ACP conference held in Asia.
The theme of the conference is "The Asian Consumer." The conference will serve as an
international forum to assess the relevance of consumer psychology models for understanding the
Asian consumer, and conversely, to explore new contributions to consumer psychology based on
Asian consumer insight.
The conference will employ a variety of presentation and discussion formats. In addition to
plenary academic sessions presenting the latest research findings, there will be two keynote
speakers (one academic and one from industry) and a round table of consumer insight practitioners.
2013 Summer SCP at APA (Division 23) Call for Papers
The Society for Consumer Psychology (SCP) will hold its summer conference as part the 121st Annual
Convention of the American Psychological Association (APA) from July 31st to August 4th 2013 at the
Hawaii Convention Center. SCP (Division 23 of APA) represents consumer researchers and psychologists
interested in a broad range of consumer research issues united by psychological theories. We are
seeking competitive papers, working papers (posters), special session symposia, and skill building
sessions. Diverse themes and methodological approaches are welcome. We especially welcome submissions
that address topics related to addictive or excessive consumer behaviors
(e.g., gambling, video-gaming,
over-eating, compulsive buying, excessive use of social media), as well as research that addresses
consumer welfare at the individual or societal level
(e.g., materialism, sustainability, youth and
family risk, food and health decision making).
All submissions must be made through the APA website
by the November 16, 2012 deadline.
If you have any questions (or any trouble using the conference submission website), please feel free
to contact the Division 23 conference chair:
Rebecca Walker Naylor
, The Ohio State
| Conference Website
Nominations for SCP Elections
The Society for Consumer Psychology is currently seeking nominations for a number of positions in the organization.
First, we seek nominations for the position of President Elect for 2013. The President Elect serves a three year term on the
SCP Board, assuming the duties of President Elect the first year, President the second year, and Past President the third
year—positions presently held by Darren Dahl as President Elect, Michel Pham as President, and Vicki Morwitz as Past President.
Second, we seek nominations for the position of Secretary-Treasurer. Duties for this position involve administrative support for
the organization, oversight of the financial state of the organization, and maintenance of the historical database of the society.
This position is a two year term on the SCP Board and is currently held by Tiffany White who will be retiring from the position
after this year.
Finally, we seek nominations for the Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee Chair. Duties for this position are centered in addressing
issues pertaining to minority populations in the organization, leading ad hoc committees as necessitated, and representing minority
populations in all society meetings. This position is also a three year term position and is currently held by Maura Scott who will
be retiring from the chair this year.
Full descriptions of these positions and the full list of past SCP Presidents and current officers can be found
here on the SCP website. Nominees must be current SCP members.
Please email your suggestions to current SCP President elect, Darren Dahl,
by Monday, October 15, 2012. In your nomination email please provide the person’s name, place of employment, and a brief description
of why you recommend this person for SCP President-Elect. Self-nominations are welcome.
Taskforce on Scientific Practices within SCP
A number of events in the past 12 months have combined to threaten the scientific credibility of our field (and the related field of social psychology).
As a professional organization whose mission is to advance the science of consumer psychology—a community of consumer scholars, we all take these threats
To address these issues, in March 2012 the Executive Board of SCP appointed a "Super-Committee on Scientific Practices in Consumer Psychology" (SCSP)
with the mission to develop a comprehensive set of guidelines to strengthen the science that is practiced and disseminated in our field. Chaired by
former SCP President L.J. Shrum, this "Super-Committee" has been assembled to reflect the diversity of perspectives that must be taken into account
in this broad endeavor. It includes senior associates of the Society’s flagship journal, preeminent scholars in the field, representatives of the SCP
Ethics Committee, and representatives of our broad community of emerging consumer scholars.
Read the full announcement
2012 ACP Conference Call for Papers Extension
The submission deadline for the 2012 Advertising and Consumer Psychology (ACP) Conference has been
extended to July 31, 2012. Please submit all abstracts and proposals to
All decisions will be made by August 31, 2012 and successful applicants will be notified by email.
ACP Call for Conference-Hosting Proposals
The Society for Consumer Psychology will be sponsoring its 32nd annual Advertising and Consumer Psychology (ACP)
Conference in 2013 and is soliciting proposals from institutions interested in organizing and hosting the
Annual Dissertation Proposal Competition
SCP announces its Annual Dissertation Proposal Competition. The winner will receive $1,000, and two runners-up will
receive $500. In addition to the monetary award, the three recipients will present their research at the 2013 Society
for Consumer Psychology Conference in San Antonio, TX, and will be recognized at the conference. The deadline for
submission is May 21, 2012. Please consult the contest page
for further information.
SCP is deeply saddened by the news of Professor Alice M. Isen’s passing on Wednesday, February 29, 2012.
Alice was a leading social and consumer psychologist whose research on positive affect has had an enormous influence on psychology
and on marketing and consumer research. A devoted friend of the Society, Alice chaired several critical SCP committees over the years,
including the Scientific Affairs Committee, and was a long-time member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Consumer
Psychology. She was named an SCP Fellow for her outstanding contribution to the field of consumer psychology.
Alice received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University in 1968. She was the SC Johnson Professor of Marketing and Professor of
Psychology at Cornell University.
The Society will profoundly miss her.
New SCP President-Elect
The Society for Consumer Psychology is pleased to announce the election of Professor Darren Dahl of the University of British Columbia
as President-Elect of the Society as of February 17, 2012. In this capacity, he will serve a three-year term in the executive leadership
of the Society: one year as President-Elect, one year as standing President, and one year as Immediate Past President. Darren Dahl is
the Fred H. Siller Professor in Applied Marketing Research, and Professor and Chair, Marketing Division at the Saunder School of Business at
the University of British Columbia, where he also received his Ph.D.
C.W. Park Named SCP Fellow
The Society of Consumer
Psychology (SCP) is thrilled to announce that C. W. Park has been named an SCP Fellow, which is SCP's
highest honor. The SCP Fellowship is awarded to recognize an SCP member's unusual and outstanding contribution to or
performance in the field of consumer psychology. We will make a public announcement of this award at the upcoming SCP
conference in Las Vegas, February 16-18, 2012, where C.W. will make a Fellow's address.
C.W. Park is the Joseph A. DeBell Professor of Marketing at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern
California. Prior to joining USC, Professor Park was the Albert Wesley Frey Distinguished Professor of Marketing at the Katz
School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh (1979-1997). He holds a B.A. degree in German language and literature from
Seoul National University in Korea, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois.
C.W. has been awarded this honor both for his active service to SCP and for his contributions as a scholar to the field of
consumer psychology. C.W. Park has been an active member of SCP for many years, and has served as the Editor of our leading
journal, the Journal of Consumer Psychology since 2008. He has published numerous articles in our field's leading journals
and has made important contributions to our understanding of individual and dyadic decision-making and choice, information
processing, marketing communications, social influence, branding, and attachment.
Please join me in congratulating C.W. for this well-deserved honor. Please also join me in thanking SCP's fellow committee;
Richard Lutz (chair), Joe Alba, and Frank Kardes.
Deadline Approaching for Small Grants Applications
SCP is pleased to announce the implementation of a Small Grants Program that will provide funding for initiatives that
further the goals and vision of SCP.
New SCP President-Elect Announced
The Society for Consumer Psychology is pleased to announce the election of Professor Michel Tuan Pham of Columbia University as President-Elect of the Society as of February 24, 2011. In this capacity, he will serve a three-year term in the executive leadership of the Society: one year as President-Elect, one year as standing President, and one year as Immediate Past President. Michel Tuan Pham is the Kravis Professor of Business in Marketing at the Graduate School of Business of Columbia University. He received his PhD in Marketing from the University of Florida, Gainesville.
New ACP Book Series Release
The Society for Consumer Psychology is pleased to announce a SCP Diversity Travel Scholarship. This travel scholarship is intended to support the goal of increasing ethnic minority doctoral students' participation in the society and supporting the professional development of ethnic minority doctoral students interested in consumer psychology. Applicants must be from one of the following underrepresented populations: African American, Hispanic American, or Native American. Deadline: September 1, 2010.
SCP Voting Now Open
SCP members may now vote
for president and on ratification of SCP's by-laws. The deadline for voting is midnight, January 20, 2011.
Voting for 2011 SCP president and bylaws are now closed and results will be announced shortly.
JCP Named Top Research Journal
JCP has been added to the list of top research journals recognized by the Financial Times!
In his presidential address at SCP, Hans Baumgartner suggested that Meg Meloy and Adam Duhachek might actually start to look like one another after working together on our recent SCP conference. You decide!