The Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology was founded in 1960 as an organization of researchers interested in multivariate quantitative methods and their application to substantive problems in psychology and related fields. Many distinguished scientists in this field have been active members of SMEP. Please refer to the current list of members as well as the list of past Presidents.
SMEP was founded as a small elective society in order to facilitate high level research as well as intensive interaction among members. Membership is limited to 65 regular active members. Additional information about membership is provided elsewhere at this site.
SMEP oversees the publication of a research journal entitled Multivariate Behavioral Research. This journal publishes research articles on multivariate methodology and its use in psychological research. The current Editor of MBR is Keith F. Widaman, and the journal is published by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Follow the link to MBR for further information about the journal, including information about subscriptions and submitting manuscripts.
SMEP and Taylor & Francis also cooperate on the publication of the Multivariate Applications Series, which features books that encourage the use of rigorous methodology in the study of meaningful scientific issues and that attempt to describe the applications in easy-to-understand language. The book series is edited by Lisa Harlow.
An annual meeting of SMEP is held every October. The meeting is open to members only, although nonmembers may attend at the invitation of a member.
The Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology (SMEP) is a Section 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of multivariate statistical approaches in psychology. For many years, the organization has supported educational activities at a variety of levels of development, for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals.
Click here to learn more and to donate to the SMEP Fund for Diversity Promotion.