Becoming a Member of SPR

The Society consists of Full Members and Student Members.

Applicants who satisfy one of the following qualifications may apply for Full Membership in the Society: (a) published scientific research in psychophysiology or related areas; (b) membership in one of the major scientific associations for psychological, neuroscience, medical, biological, or engineering professions; or (c) interest in psychophysiology.

To qualify for Student Membership, applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or predoctoral program in psychophysiology or a related area. Student status must be certified annually by the student's Department Chair or Program Director. Student memberships are subsidized by the Society.

To join SPR, complete the Membership Application [PDF format, 193 kb] and return it to the SPR office or fill out the online membership form here.

Benefits of Membership

Subscription to Psychophysiology
Membership in the Society includes a subscription to Psychophysiology. This highly respected journal allows one to keep abreast of the latest developments in this important field and reaches a wide audience of academic and applied researchers.

Reduced registration fees for the SPR Annual Meeting and Workshop
The Annual Meeting includes presentations of new theory, methods, and research in Invited Addresses, Symposia, Paper Sessions, Poster Sessions, and Presidential and Award Addresses. Preconference Workshops on specific topics or methodological advances are also typically scheduled immediately preceding each Annual Meeting. In addition to being a great opportunity to discuss research and related information with colleagues in this interdisciplinary field, the Annual Meeting includes an open Business Meeting that encourages membership involvement in the Society and fosters responsiveness by the Society to its membership.

Membership Directory
The Membership Directory provides the names, addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, and e-mail addresses of all members, along with other useful information such as dates and locations of future conferences and a roster of the Officers and Board of Directors. Members are listed both alphabetically and geographically to make the Directory useful for a variety of purposes.

Periodic mailings to keep you abreast of developments within the Society.

Reduced prices for books and subscriptions to journals in related fields.

A vigorous awards program including:
Student Poster Awards and Tursky Awards, given at the annual meeting for outstanding presentations by student members.
Early Career Award
Distinguished Contributions to Psychophysiology Award

For More information

If you would like more information regarding membership, future conference and workshop locations and dates, the Society journal, Psychophysiology, or other issues, please contact the Society office. (Follow this link for contact information.)