"Psychological anthropology is concerned with subjective and sociocultural worlds and with the interplay between them. Scholars in psychological anthropology examine social and cultural influences on individual psychology and the psychological foundations of social behavior and shared culture."

John M. Ingham, p. 1. Psychological Anthropology Reconsidered. Cambridge University Press, 1996.

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Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in News | Comments Off on [email protected]

The SPAs have a great lineup of panels at this year’s AAA meetings. Click here for a preview. And don’t forget about the business meeting on Friday, November 20 from 7:45 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. There will be a cash bar, snacks, and plenty of time to socialize before, during, and after the proceedings.

Safe travels to Denver!

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Student rep

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Student rep

The Society for Psychological Anthropology is pleased to launch a call for nominations for the SPA Student Representative to the Board. The student elected to the position will begin service at the 2015 Denver AAAs during the SPA Board and Business Meetings.

If you are, or know of student who may be a good fit for this role, please send the current student representative, Erin McFee, their name, institutional affiliation, email address, and a brief description of the nominee (about 200 words), including why you feel s/he is a good candidate for the position. The board will decide collectively from a selection of submissions and we will notify the individual in mid-October. The student must be a member of the SPA and be able to attend the AAAs in Denver (2015), Minneapolis (2016), and Washington DC (2017) as well as the biennial. Typically, post-field students occupy the position, which includes the following responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the students’ interests are represented in Board matters.
  • Participate proactively in deliberating SPA issues as they periodically arise (for example, planning discussions for the Biennial Meeting in 2017, requested input from the editorial leadership at Ethos, membership issues for the Society).
  • Attend and participate in planning for the AAA meetings each year, including organizing student-faculty workshops, an SPA tradition at the AAAs.
  • Attend and participate in planning the student involvement at the SPAs, including scheduling and staffing the volunteer group that manages the reception and registration desk at the meeting.

Questions? Please write to Erin McFee.

Submit your nominations by the application deadline of September 22, 2015.

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Stirling prize

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Stirling prize

The deadline for entries for the SPA’s STIRLING PRIZE FOR BEST PUBLISHED ARTICLE IN PSYCHOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY has been extended through Monday, July 20. Articles and chapters from edited volumes published in 2014 and 2015, including those scheduled for publication later in the year, are eligible for consideration. It is easy to submit a publication for consideration. Simply email a PDF of the published article or chapter from an edited volume and a cover letter describing the work’s contribution to the field of psychological anthropology to Charles Nuckolls, chair of the selection committee. The winner will be announced at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the AAA, and will receive a $250 prize. For more information, click here.

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1 more day until the SPAs

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in News | Comments Off on 1 more day until the SPAs

The SPAs kick off tomorrow. See you in Boston!

SPA program cover

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SPA Biennial Meeting program with abstracts

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in News | Comments Off on SPA Biennial Meeting program with abstracts

Get a sneak peek at the SPA Biennial Meeting with the complete set of abstracts for papers, panels, roundtables, workshops, and posters. Click here to download the program as a Microsoft Word document.

See you in Boston!


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SPA Guide to Boston

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in News | Comments Off on SPA Guide to Boston

Check out the SPA’s guide to Boston if you don’t plan on spending the entire time in the conference hotel.

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SPA elections

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in News | Comments Off on SPA elections

The AAA elections are coming up on April 15. Click here for statements from the candidates for the SPA’s President along with proposed amendments to the bylaws.

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