The JSPP (Japan Society of Personality Psychology) has been a center for research in personality psychology since it was established in June 1992. In December 2021, it had 880 members, 181 of whom were student members or postdoctoral research fellows. The Society is open to all researchers with an interest in personality. We are particularly proud of having a large number of young, research-active psychologists among us, and hope that the Society will continue to grow.
In addition to the Executive Board of Directors (MATSUDA, Eiko: Chair and President of the JSPP), several standing committees of the JSPP take leading roles in day-to-day activities, stimulating research activity within the JSPP, promoting public understanding of personality psychology, and organizing collaborative projects with other psychological associations.
The JSPP Public Relations Committee, for example, issues the Society’s regular newsletter, which has now evolved into an e-newsletter; this committee is also in charge of updating the JSPP website. The Research and Exchange Committee organizes annual public symposiums and lecture meetings. The committee also works with other psychological associations to organize occasional symposiums and collaborative research projects.
The JSPP coordinates an annual scientific meeting. Held at various Japanese universities between June and November, this meeting provides Japanese and international researchers with a platform for presenting their work, communicating ideas, and reviewing current developments in the fields of psychology and personality. The JSPP invites leading international researchers to give keynote lectures at many of its annual meetings. Past meetings and invited plenary sessions have been hosted by the following institutions: