Submission Guidelines for Affiliate Organizations

All organizations will use the online submission application, but each affiliate organization will set its own guidelines.  Unless other wise noted, deadlines for all affiliate organizations are the same as the SWPA deadlines.

Psi Chi
Please see Student Competition Guidelines


SAMR has a submission deadline extension to November 7th! 

Guidelines for the Society for Applied Multivariate Research (SAMR) Poster Session Submissions:

  • Anyone is welcome to submit a poster to this session — not just SAMR members.  Use the SWPA submission process. Select the SAMR organization as the organization to which you are submitting.
  • Posters that are submitted to SAMR should follow SWPA guidelines for posters – with the following exception: SAMR will accept posters that describe a “work in progress” (i.e. do not have to have results and conclusion).  Preliminary results may be substituted with a preliminary discussion of findings.
  • Any content area may be covered (e.g., Social/Personality, Experimental, Cognitive, Developmental)
  • We are looking for posters that highlight the quantitative approach to addressing research questions, whether from experimental, quasi-experimental, or non-experimental design OR…
  • Posters that highlight measurement issues or the development or evaluation of psychological measures
  • Posters may either illustrate work in progress or a completed research study

Specific questions about submissions to the SAMR poster session may be directed to: Derek Beaton:


Guidelines for the Southwestern Teaching of Psychology Submissions (Talks, Posters, Symposia, Workshops, and Brief Teaching Demonstrations):

  • Select SWToP as the organization to which you are submitting.
  • At least one author on each submission must have paid member registration fees at the time of submission. Additional authors do not have to pay member registration fees at that time, but do need to have a completed profile in the SWPA system.
  • All authors on a submission who attend the convention are expected to pay SWPA registration fees.
  • Pedagogical research abstracts should follow the guidelines outlined for SWPA abstract submissions for talks, symposia, and posters.

Descriptions of Submissions:

  • Talks are 20-minute (15 minutes + 5 minutes for questions) research presentations including background information, methodology, data analysis, and discussion.  Most people provide slides for the audience to follow.
  • Posters include research presentations (see requirements for talks above) OR instructional methods/teaching demonstrations including purpose, audience, and implications, with a description of the demonstration on the poster.  Please provide a handout for attendees.  SWPA will provide boards and easels, 40” high by 84” wide.
  • Symposia are talk sessions involving multiple presentations (by separate presenters) covering a common topic related to teaching, and may be research-based or instruction-based.  The symposium must include a chair, and involve three or four presentations, all of which are submitted as one proposal. There are two options for Symposium length: 1 hour or 1.5 hours.
  • Workshops may cover a research area or instructional methods with purpose, audience, and implications outlined in the abstract.  Workshops should include an interactive component to involve the audience. There are two options for Workshop length: 1 hour or 1.5 hours.
  • Brief teaching demonstrations are 10-15 minute demonstrations including teaching ideas, instructional methods, and short classroom demonstrations.  Please provide a handout for attendees.  The submission abstract should include the purpose, audience, and implications.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Adena Young-Jones at (


Guidelines for the Southwestern Comparative and Behavioral Neuroscience Association (SCBNA) Talk and Poster Session Submissions:

  • Individuals who wish to submit to SCBNA should be a member of SCBNA.  Contact Dr. Perry Fuchs ( to join.
  • Abstracts should follow the guidelines outlined for SWPA talk/poster abstract submissions.  Select SCBNA as the organization to which you are submitting.