Psi Chi Program at 2004 NEPA
Conference: Psi Chi/NEPA Regional Convention Program (2004)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2004
Psi Chi 75th Anniversary Continental Breakfast
7:30 - 8:40 a.m., Lobby (William C. Gaige Hall)
All attendees are invited to join NEPA and Psi Chi in celebrating Psi Chi's 75th Anniversary (founded September 4, 1929 at Yale University) at a free continental breakfast.
Psi Chi Graduate School Workshop: "What Graduate Schools Are Looking For and How to Get It"
9:00 - 9:50 a.m., Ballroom (Student Union)
Chair: Stephanie Pepper, Rhode Island College Psi Chi Chapter
Presenter: Sheila O'Brien Quinn, Salve Regina University
How do you put together a successful application for graduate study in Psychology? What goes into a terrific cover letter? How do you get strong letters of recommendation? How important is the GRE? Such questions, and answers to them, will be the focus of this presentation.
Psi Chi Invited Address: "On Ethical Writing in Psychology"
10:00 - 10:50 a.m., Ballroom (Student Union)
Speaker: Miguel Roig, St. John's University
Chair: Valerie Dirton, University of Massachusetts Lowell Psi Chi Chapter
Most of us are aware that when we fail to properly cite the original authors of ideas or words that we use in our papers we have probably committed plagiarism. However, plagiarism can express itself in other forms. Furthermore, other writing practices can be similarly deceptive and are not consistent with the spirit of ethical practice and high standards demanded by our discipline. This presentation will identify some of the more common, ethically questionable writing practices and will provide guidelines for avoiding them.
Psi Chi Chapter Exchange
11:00 - 11:50 a.m., Ballroom (Student Union)
Cochairs: Michelle Bouchard and Jean Allbee, Rhode Island College Psi Chi; Christina Medrea and Andrea Grenga, Saint Anselm College Psi Chi; and, Kaitlin Chandonnet and Katherine Gagliardi, University of Massachusetts Lowell Psi Chi
A discussion of what works, and what does not work in keeping a Psi Chi chapter active and functioning. Chapter members, students and faculty are encouraged to join us to share ideas, success stories and problems.
Psi Chi Working Lunch: "What Can Psi Chi Do For You?"
12:00 - 12:40 p.m., Ballroom (Student Union)
Chair: Stephanie Lutrario, Rhode Island College Psi Chi Chapter
Presenter: Vincent Prohaska, Lehman College, City University of New York (Psi Chi Eastern Regional Vice-President)
A discussion of the various programs, awards and opportunities available primarily through Psi Chi. Student and faculty ideas about how Psi Chi can provide better service and new programs are welcome. Bring lunch and let's talk!
Psi Chi Workshop: "Careers in Psychology"
2:00 - 2:50 p.m., Ballroom (Student Union)
Chair: Rebecca Adams, Saint Anselm College Psi Chi Chapter
What Can You Do with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology? Joan Cannon, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Careers: South of the Border. Marji Emher, Southern Connecticut State University
The first presenter, Joan Cannon, will discuss how psychology majors acquire skills and abilities important to employers. This presentation focuses on the employment opportunities and types of work available to those with only the bachelor's degree. The second presenter, Marji Emher, will talk about how students often think too locally in considering job opportunities. This presentation encourages a more international view by focusing on employment options in psychology in countries south of the border and including information on the academic credentials required for those positions.
Psi Chi Distinguished Speaker: "Revisiting Classic Tales in the History of Psychology (The Story Behind the Story)"
3:00 - 3:50 p.m., Gaige Auditorium (William C. Gaige Hall)
Speaker: John Hogan, St. John's University
Chair: Vincent Prohaska, Lehman College, City University of New York
Most students of psychology are familiar with legendary tales of the discipline, such as the Wild Boy of Aveyron, Anna O., and even Little Albert. But do we always get those stories right? Sometimes the best parts are left out! This presentation will review the background of several classic tales, plus a few contemporary ones, and explore their role in promoting an accurate, scholarly and interesting history of psychology.
Psi Chi/NEPA Reception
4:00 - 4:50 p.m., Lobby (William C. Gaige Hall)
Cohosts: Mary Zahm, Bristol Community College (NEPA President), Vincent Prohaska, Lehman College, City University of New York, and Duncan White & David Sugarman, Rhode Island College (Psi Chi Chapter Faculty Advisors)
Come and meet NEPA's honored guests, distinguished lecturers, new honorary undergraduate scholars, officers and members of the NEPA Steering Committee, new Psi Chi chapter officers, and regional & national Psi Chi officers. Everyone is welcome, and refreshments will be served.