Psi Chi Program at 2004 EPA
Conference: Psi Chi Eastern Regional Convention Program (2004)
FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2004
Psi Chi Panel: "Applying to Graduate School in Psychology: A Mini-Workshop"
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m., Hampton Room
Chair: John C. Norcross, University of Scranton
Understanding the Numbers: GPAs, GREs, Acceptance Rates, and Prerequisite Courses. John C. Norcross (University of Scranton)
Acquiring Research and Practical Experiences. Tracy J. Mayne, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
Identifying and Targeting Compatible Graduate Programs. Brooke J. Cannon, Marywood University
Selling It: Personal Statements and Admission Interviews. Susan K. Whitbourne, University of Massachusetts Amherst
This mini-workshop draws on accumulated wisdom, literature reviews, and recent studies to present prescriptive information on preparing for graduate school in psychology. Designed for both faculty advisors and prospective graduate students, the panel will present strategies for preparing for admission requirements, acquiring research and practical experiences, selecting compatible graduate programs, preparing personal statements, and capitalizing on student strengths. Handouts adapted from the Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology and The Complete Guide to Graduate School Admission will supplement the presentations.
Psi Chi Distinguished Lecture: "Learning About Everything by Studying Food"
1:45 - 3:15 p.m., Hampton Room
Speaker: Paul Rozin, University of Pennsylvania
Chair: Vincent Prohaska, Lehman College, City University of New York (Psi Chi Eastern Regional Vice-President)
Food is so central to evolution and life that it plays a major role in shaping humans and their world. Understanding the relations between humans and foods requires and informs many areas of psychology and other social and biological sciences. Particular issues to be discussed include preadaptation and the spread of food and disgust from their initial narrow domains to very wide domains of human experience, the nature and origin of preferences, moralization, and the ecology of eating, with respect to the role of culture in shaping human relations to food.
Psi Chi Panel: "Psi Chi at 75: Past, Present, and Future"
3:30 - 5:00 p.m., Hampton Room
Chair: Vincent Prohaska, Lehman College, City University of New York
Participants: Florence L. Denmark, Pace University (Psi Chi National President, 1978-80); Susan E. Dutch, Westfield State College (Psi Chi National President, 1991-92); Norine L. Jalbert, Western Connecticut State University (Psi Chi National President, 1995-96); and, Harold Takooshian, Fordham University (Psi Chi National President, 1998-99)
Past presidents of Psi Chi, The National Honor Society in Psychology, will discuss changes in the society and future directions it may take. Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, Psi Chi has become one of the largest and most prestigious honor societies, with approximately 450,000 members and 1,000 chapters. The society also has become one of the major sources of support for student research, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. From their perspectives as past presidents, the distinguished members of the panel will discuss new directions begun during their terms. They also will offer their views on future directions for the society.
Discussant: Martha S. Zlokovich, Southeast Missouri State University (Psi Chi National President, 2003-04)
SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2004
Psi Chi Faculty Advisor and Chapter President Appreciation Breakfast**
8:00 - 9:00 a.m., Hampton Room
Cohosts: Vincent Prohaska, Lehman College, City University of New York; Elena Batinova, Lehman College, City University of New York; Paul Finn, Saint Anselm College; Harold Takooshian, Fordham University; Susan Krauss Whitbourne, University of Massachusetts Amherst; and, Patricia Zahregian, Pace University
This breakfast, hosted by the Psi Chi Eastern Region Steering Committee, recognizes the terrific contributions of Psi Chi chapter faculty advisors and presidents.
**Advance registration is required; contact Vincent Prohaska at email@example.com.
Psi Chi/EPA International Conversation Hour
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m., Executive Room
Cochairs: Vincent Prohaska, Lehman College, City University of New York, and Peter Balsam, EPA President
Joan Buchanan (APA International Affairs)
Merry Bullock (APA Science Directorate)
Sally Leverty (APA International Affairs)
Roberta E. Dihoff (EPA Executive Officer)
Sarah Jordan (APA Division Services)
Norman Abeles (President-elect, APA International Division)
Joan C. Chrisler (Connecticut College)
Gloria B. Gottsegen (Council Representative, APA International Division)
John D. Hogan (Historian, APA International Division)
Susan E. Dutch (Westfield State)
Ivan Kos (Editor, The International Reporter)
Mark E. Mattson (Membership Chair, Society for General Psychology)
Peter F. Merenda (Rhode Island)
Robert F. Ostermann (Fairleigh Dickinson)
Kate A. Richmond (Student Chair, APA International Division)
Evan Stark (President, MessageScience)
Danny Wedding (Director, Missouri Mental Health Institute)
How can students and faculty become more involved in the emerging field of International Psychology? This conversation hour is jointly sponsored by officers of the EPA and Psi Chi, to provide an opportunity to meet informally with those active on the international scene, including current and past officers of the APA Division of International Psychology.
Psi Chi Panel on Chapter Vitality: "Lessons Learned From Then to Now: Continuity as the Key to Having a Successful Chapter
1:45 - 3:15 p.m., Hampton Room
Presenters: Audrey Brutus, Natasha Larrondo, Meghan Kenny, Svetlana Finkelstyn, Carolyn Colmenares, Alicia Trotman, and Janice Jackson (faculty advisor), Pace University
The Pace University Chapter in New York City has learned many lessons over the years as two-time winners of the Eastern Regional Chapter Award (1998-1999, 2001-2002) and the Ruth Hubbard Cousins National Chapter Award (1999-2000). The chapter's leaders will recount their organizational practices and experiences as well as their community-building activities at Pace University and beyond.
Psi Chi Poster Session
3:30 - 5:00 p.m., Blue Room
Chair: Susan Krauss Whitbourne, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Sixty-three posters were accepted--55 research and 8 history posters. Fifty-three first authors were Psi Chi members at the time of submission. For author and title information, reference pages 110-121 of the 2004 EPA Program.
Psi Chi Awards Presentations
5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Hampton Room
Chair: Vincent Prohaska, Lehman College, City University of New York (Psi Chi Eastern Region Vice-President)
Certificates of Recognition for Scholarly Contributions will be presented to all student Psi Chi members who presented at this conference. Psi Chi Regional Research Awards, 75th Anniversary Awards, Regional Chapter Awards, and Regional Faculty Advisor Awards will also be presented.