Adolescence and Social Domain Theory, 2024

April 5, 2024, 8am - 11:30am Pacific / 11am - 2:30pm Eastern

Organized by Chris Daddis and Aline Hitti

This conference featured a diverse group of SDT scholars who engage with adolescents and their parents and teachers. 

The session began with a keynote talk by Dr. Judith Smetana. Then we had two panels: Adolescents & Authorities, and Adolescents and Social Inequalities & Justice. Panel scholars included Maria Victoria Aceves-Power, Nicole Davis, Taleeya Stewart, Yue Guo, Nicole Campione-Barr, Ayah Said, Christopher Daddis, Tal Waltzer, Shirley S. Fan, Jean Sack, Seçil Gönültaş, Serengeti Ayhan, Jeanine Grütter, Amanda R. Burkholder, Rose Beacham, Sky’Asia Wright, and Laura Elenbaas. Future directions and closing remarks were given by Dr. Melanie Killen.

The recording is available here: 

Passcode: ?2TAkcSY 

Morality as a Conceptual Framework, 2023

October 20, 2023, 8am - 9:30am Pacific / 11am - 12:30pm Eastern / 6pm - 7:30pm GMT+3

Organized by Melanie Killen and Audun Dahl
RSVP link, Event description

Questions about whether and how to define morality provoked interest at the last SDT preconference in Salt Lake City. To give the questions the time and attention they deserve, we held an SDTIC meeting to address them. To start the conversation, the organizers presented their perspectives on whether and how to define morality. The crux of the meeting was to provide time for everyone to join the conversation with questions, comments, and additional arguments, with the aim of reflecting together on what makes it important to define morality.

The meeting took place in October 2023 with over 60 attendees and a lively discussion. 

The meeting recording can be found here: 

Notes from the meeting: 

SRCD preconference, 2023

March 22, 2023, 9am - 4pm (local time)
Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT

Organized by Amanda Burkholder, Matthew Gingo, and Seçil Gönültaş
Website link

The preconference created a space for engaging with students, early career researchers, and senior scholars working within Social Domain Theory, providing opportunities to discuss common interests and learn about each other's work. After several years of being fully remote, over 50 scholars came together in Salt Lake City to reconnect with friends, seek out collaborators, and join our community of scholars as we discussed recent advances and current directions in research and theory within the social domain approach to social and moral development.

Democracy and Human Rights, 2022

Friday, October 28, 12pm - 2pm Pacific / 3pm - 5pm Eastern / 8pm - 10pm GMT+1

Organized by Zina Besirevic and Franklin Moreno
Meeting information, Shared meeting slides, and Video recording

The meeting about Democracy, Human Rights, Civic Attitudes and Politics explored ideas and issues surrounding conducting Human Rights centered research in challenging global contexts. Some of the issues we discussed included tensions among various sectors, how to conduct research and what topics/issues are ethical, and how/who should disseminate the findings.

The meeting was led by Zina Besirevic and Franklin Moreno, covered examples of researcher-practitioner partnerships and work with youth at risk of violence in Honduras and Syrian refugees in Canada, and featured guest presentations by Emilia Quintanilla and Zuhra Teja.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, 2022

Friday, May 27 at  11am - 1pm EST / 8am - 10am PST / 4pm - 6pm GMT+1

Organized by Robyn Ilten-Gee and Laura Pareja Conto

The goal of the meeting was to help us answer the following questions: What are some ways that our research in moral development could inform efforts to create more equitable environments? How are we doing so far? What changes do we envision/hope our field can adopt to get closer to this goal? How can social justice takeaways from research be carried over into our communities? 

The meeting included a panel discussion (led by Franklin Moreno) with Allegra Midgette, Jean Klasovsky Sack, Emily Herry, and Adam Rutland. Breakout room sessions covered topics such as equity in scholarship production, inequitable treatment in school contexts, positionality, empowerment, and practice, and social exclusion of immigrants and bystander responses.

Statistics and Methods in SDT, 2022

Friday February 11th from 12:30pm-3:30 EST

Organized by Wendy Rote and Marc Jambon
Workshop materials are shared in this folder. Full video recording: 

The workshop included informational sessions on formatting and analyzing categorical data, multilevel modeling and GLMMs, power analysis and handling missing data, and Q&A with the audience (led by Wendy Rote, Audun Dahl, Marc Jambon). We also had two research presentations (Nicole Campione-Barr, Franklin Moreno).

SDTIC and Education Research, 2021

September 20, 2021 at 15:00 UTC / 8am PDT

Organized by Kelly Lynn Mulvey, Robyn Ilten-Gee, and Sarah Manchanda
The speakers have shared the slides for their talks here

This mini-conference featured several short talks, a discussant talk and break-out rooms focusing on research related to using social domain theory to study educational settings, strategies, and interventions, translating research for and partnering with schools, conducting research with teachers, and more.  

Featured speakers: Stacy Horn, Olga Lucia González, Hanna Beißert, Chris Daddis, Larry Nucci (Discussant)

Social Domain Theory as a Global Concern, 2021

May 28th, 2021 (8am - 10am West Coast US / 10am - 12pm East Coast US / 4pm - 6pm UK / 5 - 7pm Central Europe)

Organized by Luke McGuire
Meeting Information

This meeting focused on the ways in which Social Domain Theory and theorists can respond to the increasingly global nature of the moral and social-conventional issues we are interested in understanding. The meeting featured presentations by early career researchers Dr. Laura Elenbaas (University of Rochester), Dr. Jeanine Grütter (University of Konstanz) and Ayşe Yüksel (University of Exeter), followed by plenary thoughts from Prof.s Melanie Killen (University of Maryland) and Audun Dahl (UC Santa Cruz). Over 60 people attended the event.

SRCD preconference, 2021

April 5, 2021,  3pm - 6pm EST

Organized by Clare Conry-Murray, Matthew Gingo, and Nicole Campione-Barr
Meeting Schedule and Information

The preconference took place a few days before the SRCD biennial meeting in 2021. It was held virtually due to the global pandemic. The preconference included keynote talks by Melanie Killen, Judi Smetana, and Elliot Turiel. We also had flash talks by early career researchers (advanced graduate students and post-docs), and breakout working sessions to develop plans and resources for the Social Domain Theory community. Over 60 people attended the event.

SRCD preconference, 2019

March 20, 2019,  8:45am - 6:45pm EST
Baltimore, MD, USA

Organized by Audun Dahl, Kelly Lynn Mulvey, and Holly Recchia
Meeting Website

This full-day preconference took place the day before the SRCD biennial meeting in 2019. The event offered an avenue for engaging with students, early career researchers, and senior scholars working within Social Domain Theory, providing opportunities to discuss common interests and learn about each others' work. The program focused on recent advances and current directions in research and theory within the Social Domain approach to social and moral development. Over 50 people attended the event.