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Midwestern Regional Convention
 
2014 MPA Convention
May 1–3, 2014 | Palmer House Hilton | Chicago, IL

Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer

Men Are From Earth, Women
Are From Earth: The Gender Similarities Hypothesis

The media as well as many psychological scientists portray women and men as vastly different psychologically—as different as if they were from different planets. A review of dozens of meta-analyses of psychological gender differences, however, supports the Gender Similarities Hypothesis, which states that women and men are more similar than different on most psychological variables.

Janet Hyde, PhD
Univ of Wisconsin–Madison

Find out more about Dr. Hyde




Psi Chi Midwestern Regional Convention Program

THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
Psi Chi Poster Sessions I–V
8:30 a.m.–1:20 p.m., Upper Exhibit Hall
List of Poster Session Presenters

Psi Chi Symposium
Being a RockStar Undergrad:
Careers, Internships, Research, and More

12:30–1:20 p.m., Salon 6/7
Kristin C. Flora (Franklin College, IN), Ryan Martin (University of Wisconsin–Green Bay), and Leanne Olson (Wisconsin Lutheran College)
What are the ways that you can make the best of your college years and shine? What makes you a great job candidate or grad school applicant? Are YOU using your summer wisely? We will list some simple things you can do as a student during your college years to make you a Rockstar Undergrad. We will also discuss what psychology students should do to prepare themselves for success after graduation.

Psi Chi Symposium
How to Succeed on the GRE and Other Tips on Getting Into Graduate School (Applying, Selecting, Surviving)

1:30–2:20 p.m., Salons 6/7
Deirdre Radosevich (University of Wisconsin–Green Bay)
and Matthew T. Kadlubowski (Associate Director, Educational Testing Service)
How do you do well on the GRE?How do you select schools? Is a personal statement that important? How do you secure strong letters of recommendation?Attend this session for answers to these questions (and more). For those of you who have been accepted or will be applying again, we provide nuanced answers to help you become a savvy and successful graduate student.

Psi Chi Symposium
Maximizing Your Leadership Impact

2:30–3:20 p.m., Salon 6/7
David Radosevich (University of Wisconsin–Green Bay)
This interactive session will present several challenges that may be faced by Psi Chi chapter leaders and members, and discuss possible strategies for dealing with the challenges. We will discuss several different leadership styles and conclude that the best leadership strategy is often dependent upon the situation.

Psi Chi Awards Presentation and Reception

3:30–5:00 p.m., Crystal Ballroom

List of Research Award Posters and Abstracts
Hosts: Regan A. R. Gurung, (Psi Chi Midwestern Regional Vice-President, University of Wisconsin–Green Bay); Maria LaVooy (Psi Chi President, Florida Institute of Technology); and the Psi Chi Midwestern Steering Committee: Mike Dudley (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, IL), Kristin Flora (Franklin College, IL), Becky Senn (University of Wisconsin–Green Bay), Brianna Werner (University of Illinois, Springfield), Leanne Olson (Wisconsin Lutheran College), and Leslie Cameron (Carthage College)
All Psi Chi students and faculty advisors are invited to come enjoy some refreshments and to recognize the achievements of our student researchers. Awards will be presented at 4:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014
Psi Chi Poster Sessions VI–VII
8:30–10:20 a.m., Upper Exhibit Hall
List of Poster Session Presenters
Psi Chi Symposium
Great Ideas for Making Your Psi Chi Chapter Effective and
Making the Most of Psi Chi: Tips to Win Grant Money and More

9:30–10:20 a.m., Salon 6/7

Mike Dudley (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville), Becky Senn (University of Wisconsin–Green Bay), and Brianna Werner (University of Illinois, Springfield)
There are many challenges faced in running a Psi Chi chapter. In this session, an award-winning chapter president as well as two experienced Psi Chi faculty advisers with active successful chapters will share best practices. In addition, Michele Rumpf (Psi Chi Chief Operations Officer) will shed helpful tips from behind the scenes.

Psi Chi Symposium
Careers in Psychology: Surviving Your ‘Freshman’ Year in the Workplace With a Bachelor’s Degree

10:20–11:20 a.m., Salon 6/7
Paul Hettich (DePaul University, IL)
Many employers complain about the lack of professional preparedness, unrealistic expectations, and entitlement attitudes that new college graduates bring to the workplace. Graduates must adapt to a new organizational culture, apply their skills, and master behaviors and attitudes that lead to promotion or better assignments. Options for strengthening workplace readiness are discussed.

Psi Chi Symposium
Internalized Oppression Among Various Groups

11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m., Salon 6/7

E. J. R. David (University of Alaska, Anchorage)
Throughout history, people are stereotyped and discriminated against simply because of their social group membership. But what does it look like when such oppression gets under their skin? This presentation covers the manifestations and implications of internalized oppression among various racial groups, women, people with disabilities, and the LGBT community.

Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer
Men Are From Earth, Women Are From Earth:
The Gender Similarities Hypothesis

1:00–1:50 p.m., Crystal Ballroom
Janet Hyde, PhD (University of Wisconsin–Madison)
Moderator: Maria Lavooy (Psi Chi President)
The media as well as many psychological scientists portray women and men as vastly different psychologically—as different as if they were from different planets. A review of dozens of meta-analyses of psychological gender differences, however, supports the Gender Similarities Hypothesis, which states that women and men are more similar than different on most psychological variables.

Conversation Hour With Dr. Hyde

2:00–2:50 p.m., Crystal Ballroom

Moderator: Maria Lavooy (Psi Chi President)
All students are invited to remain for a conversation hour with Dr. Hyde immediately after her talk.




 

Regan A.R. Gurung, PhD
University of Wisconsin
–Green Bay
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MIDWESTERN REGION
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Ontario


STEERING COMMITTEE
Kristin C. Flora, PhD

Franklin College (IN)

Mike Dudley, PhD
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Leslie Cameron, PhD
Carthage College (WI)

Leanne Olson, PhD
Wisconsin Lutheran College

Brianna Werner
University of Illinois Springfield

Becky Senn
University of Wisconsin
–Green Bay

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