Focus Publication – June/July 2017

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The (randomly) selected focus publication for June/July is: Strekalova, Y., Krieger, J. L., Neil, J., Caughlin, J. P., Kleinheksel, A. J., & Kotranza, A. (2016). I Understand How You Feel: The Language of Empathy in Virtual Clinical Training. Journal of Language and Social Psychology. DOI: 10.1177/0261927X16663255. Abstract: Effective communication is one of the most fundamental… Read more »

Nominations Open for Editor-in-Chief for the Asian Journal of Social Psychology

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The Asian Journal of Social Psychology is seeking nominations (including self-nominations) for its next Editor-in-Chief, whose term will begin in 2018 and last for 3 years. Nominations or inquiries should be directed to Professor Sikhung Ng (Email:, Professor James Liu (Email: or Professor Colleen Ward (Email: The search process will continue until… Read more »

Focus Publication – April/May 2017

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The (randomly) selected focus publication for April/May 2017 is: Gasiorek, J., & Dragojevic, M. (2017). The effects of accumulated underaccommodation on perceptions of underaccommodative communication and speakers. Human Communication Research, 43(2), 276-294. doi: 10.1111/hcre.12105   Abstract: This study examined the effects of repeated instances of underaccommodation (i.e., insufficiently adjusted communication) on people’s perceptions and evaluations… Read more »

New Member Book: “Optimizing Language Learners’ Nonverbal Behavior”

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IALSP members Tammy Gregersen and Peter D. MacIntyre have published a new book, “Optimizing Language Learners’ Nonverbal Behavior”. In addition to a traditional print version, this book will also be available as an interactive ebook, which includes activities and videos. Peter MacIntyre has been a longstanding member of the organization and isa former winner of… Read more »