About SPR

Founded in 1960, the Society for Psychophysiological Research is an international scientific society with worldwide membership. The purpose of the Society is to foster research on the interrelationships between the physiological and psychological aspects of behavior. To promote this purpose, the Society publishes scientific literature, including the journal Psychophysiology, and holds annual meetings for presentation and discussion of original theory and research, instrumentation and methodology, and new directions and standards in the field.

Psychophysiology Journal Editor Announcement

The Society for Psychophysiological Research is pleased to announce that Monica Fabiani of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been appointed Editor of the Society's journal, Psychophysiology, effective January 1, 2015. Manuscripts will continue to be submitted to Manuscript Central: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/psyp. Beginning with the January issue, Psychophysiology will be published solely as an online journal.

Psychophysiology Selected Articles

SPR and Wikipedia

Want to know more about the history and mission of SPR? We've created the first iteration of a Wikipedia entry describing the society: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Society_for_Psychophysiological_Research. All SPR members are encouraged to edit and contribute.

2014 Student Poster Award Winners

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2014 Student Travel Award Winners

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Get to Know an SPR Lab

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A Brief History of the SPR Blues Band

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NIH has released a statement detailing the anticipated impact of the sequester on federal funding: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/jun2013/nih-03.htm

More information is needed on the impact of the sequester on individual scientists and projects. The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has prepared a survey to collect information from scientists. Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NDDScienceSequesterSurvey to relate what impact recent funding cuts have had on your work.

Announcing a new funding opportunity: Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) – The deadline for the first round of proposals is July 16, 2013: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=d3f719e5d3cde3c409486f6228122908&tab=core&_cview=0

And finally, share your comments on President Obama's new BRAIN initiative on the NIH feedback website at: http://brainfeedback.nih.gov/

SPR Members in the News

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Congratulations are in order for Greg Hajcak Proudfit, who has been awarded an Early Career Impact Award by the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS) Foundation. The FABBS federation, which includes SPR among its 22 member societies, serves as a national advocate for science; its sister, the FABBS foundation, aims to advance public understanding of the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior.

Dr. Hajcak Proudfit is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Stony Brook University. He completed his doctoral training at the University of Delaware under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Simons. He has been an SPR member since 2001, and received a Tursky award in 2002. His current work uses psychophysiological and neurobiological measures to address basic questions about the relationship between emotion and cognition, as well as examining the role of disrupted affective-cognitive processes in risk for anxiety, depression, and psychosis.

Representatives from the FABBS Foundation award will present the award to Dr. Hajcak Proudfit at the Business Luncheon of SPR's 2014 meeting in Atlanta, as SPR submitted the initial nomination for the award. Congratulations Greg!


Please visit our page on the Blackwell Publishing website for information about the journal Psychophysiology, including contact information, the Editorial Board roster, tables of contents, instructions for contributors, and subscription and advertising information. SPR members may view the online version of Psychophysiology by logging into the Members Section.

To see What's New with SPR click here, and be sure to check out the 52nd Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, September 19 - 23, 2012.

New Orleans Wrap-up

2012 Meeting: New Orleans

50th Anniversary Wrap-up

Click here to view award winners from the 50th Anniversary SPR Annual Meeting.