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The first section of this issue of Behavior Research Methods contains articles based on presentations at the 37th and 38th Annual Meetings of the Society for Computers in Psychology (SCiP) held, respectively, in Long Beach, California, in 2007, and in Chicago in 2008. SCiP is a society that brings together psychologists interested in techniques and issues surrounding the use of computers in all facets of psychology. The annual meeting is held the day before the Psychonomic Society meeting at the same location. The conference still manages to maintain the vital element that is the major reason for the development of conferences: conversation. One can still discuss the issues with colleagues one knows and with colleagues one meets as a result of their presentations. Over the years, many groundbreaking techniques for the use of computers in psychological research and teaching have been first presented at this conference. These studies often later find their way into this journal, either in this special issue or as regular contributions. If one has any interest in the use of computers in psychology and is going to the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, it is worth it to arrive a day early to take in this important conference. In fact, any reader of this journal should consider attending the SCiP conference. The history of BRM and the SCiP conference are tightly intertwined. For more information about SCiP, visit The 2008 Annual Meeting The one-day conference was held at the Chicago Hilton on November 13, 2008. The program included a wide range of presentations in seven paper sessions and one poster session. The topics included Web-based research, computer modeling, quantitative methods, discourse methods, educational methods, and multimodal expert systems. The program chairs for the 2008 meeting were Kim-Phuong L. Vu and David Waller. The Keynote address, given by Frank Durso, was entitled “For Better and Worse: Marrying Humans and Technology Under the Cognitive Huppa.” Gary Bradshaw delivered the Presidential Address, “ePsych, SCiP, and the (R)Evolution of the Textbook.” The 2008 Castellan student paper award winner was Gabriel Recchia of Indiana University, for his paper with Michael N. Jones entitled “More Data Trumps Smarter Algorithms: Training Computational Models of Semantics on Very Large Corpora.” That paper is included in this issue