⚖️ Code of conduct

Health Psychology Social Spaces aims to provide a harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, caste, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, disability, appearance, body size, religion, socioeconomic status, other group status, or their intersection. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Participants violating these rules may be banned from the various services operated by the AWESOME people for HPSS.

Purpose and Scope

This purpose of this code of conduct is to protect participants in HPSS channels, services, and initiatives from harm. “Participants” are any people participating in HPSS social media groups and other services organized by the HPSS AWESOME people.

Unacceptable Behaviors

Unacceptable behaviors include the following:

  • Intimidating, harassing, lewd, demeaning, bullying, stalking, or threatening speech or actions
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Unwelcome physical contact
  • Any real or implied threat of physical harm
  • Sustained disruption of interactions
  • Any real or implied violation of somebody’s personal integrity
  • Retaliation against an individual for reporting harassment or other unacceptable behaviors or for participating in an investigation of such a claim
  • Advocating or encouraging any of the above behaviors


Participants who are asked to stop any unacceptable behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Potential consequences for violations of this code of conduct include, but are not limited to: warning the offender; temporary banning from the HPSS social media channels and other services; or permanent banning.

How to Make a Report

You can report a suspected code of conduct violation to any member of the AWESOME people.


AWESOME people and any others responsible for enacting or overseeing this policy will recuse themselves if they have a significant conflict of interest, such as being a specific target of harassment, an alleged harasser, or having a close personal or professional relationship with a target or alleged harasser.


This code of conduct was based on the SIPS Code of Conduct. That in turn uses language and concepts adapted from:

Aurora, V., & Gardiner, M. (2019). How to Respond to Code of Conduct Reports.


The first version of this Code of Conduct was instated as of the first of January, 2023.