Psi Chi Program at 2005 RMPA
Conference: Psi Chi Rocky Mountain Regional Convention Program (2005)
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As in past years, there will be a Psi Chi Hospitality Suite. Suite hours will be on Friday, April 15, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m, and Saturday, April 16, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Suite is located in Room 317/319.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2005
Psi Chi Program: "A System for Undergraduates to Assess Their Chances for Admission to Graduate Programs in Psychology"
9:10 - 10:10 p.m., Cottonwood
Speaker: Robert Youth, Dowling College (Psi Chi President-Elect)
Chair: Carla Reyes, University of Utah (Psi Chi Rocky Mountain Vice-President)
Psi Chi Symposium: "Putting Together Your Graduate School Application: Everything You Need to Know"
10:20 - 11:20 a.m., Cottonwood
Speaker: Virginia Andreoli Mathie, Psi Chi National Office (Psi Chi Executive Director)
Chair and Discussant: Carla Reyes, University of Utah
Psi Chi Oral Session
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Cottonwood
College Cheating: Opinions and Behaviors. Jennifer Yardley, Johnathan Nelson, and Melanie Domenech Rodriguez, Utah State University
Over 100 college graduates of a mid-sized Western university were asked to indicate the perceived seriousness of various cheating behaviors and to indicate how often they participated in each duringtheir college years. Graduates were also asked their opinions on cheating, honor codes, and the benefits of such.
The Effects of Character Education on Morality in Third Grade Students. Elizabeth S. Thomas, Metropolitan State College of Denver
The effects of character education were examined by measuring morality in 127 third grade students. Students from three character education programs, Core Virtues, Character Counts!, Montessori program, and one control group, were given the Morality Test for Children. Character education displayed significant benefits on four of five aspects of morality.
An Investigation of Psi Chi Membership at Utah State University. Johnathan Nelson, Jennifer Yardley, and Melanie Domenech Rodriguez, Utah State University
Over 150 students enrolled in upper-division psychology courses at Utah State University were asked to respond to their perceptions of Psi Chi. Participants were asked to indicate their reasons for joining/not joining Psi Chi, and the benefits they perceived from membership. In addition, members were asked what they valued most about their membership, and how pleased they were to join.
Distinctions Among Terms Used to Describe Emotions and Moods. Joseph A. Allen and Matthew Spackman, Brigham Young University
The possibility of differences in mood and emotion terms was examined. One-hundred-fifty undergraduate students were asked to rate each emotion/mood term according to its object directedness, duration, intensity, physiological impact, and psychological feeling connected to the emotion/mood state associated with the term. The results were analyzed to illustrate possible differences between moods and emotions. A list of pure emotions from hypothesized criteria is also proposed.
Psi Chi Advisor Appreciation Lunch
12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Ponderosa Room
2:40 - 3:40 p.m., Mesquite Room
Psi Chi Poster Session
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Psi Chi Symposium: "Letters of Recommendation - Earning Strong Letters"
3:50 - 4:50 p.m., Cottonwood
: Eric Landrum, Boise State UniversityChair and Discussant
: Carla Reyes, University of Utah
Psi Chi Awards Ceremony
5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Cottonwood
Psi Chi would like to honor the following papers with Psi Chi Rocky Mountain Regional Research Awards for 2005. These papers are dispersed throughout the program in topical sessions, but awards will be given out during this session.
A Qualitative Study on How Women Recover From Bulimia. Cari Y. Morphet, University of Utah (presenting on Fri, April 15, 3:50 p.m., Clinical Psychology I Oral Paper Session)
Cerebral Ventricle and Ventricular Epithelial Abnormalities in Mice Prenatally Exposed. Joshua S. Talboom and Richard Dujay, Mesa State College (presenting on Fri, April 15, 8:00 a.m., Ocotillo Room, Physiological Psychology Oral Paper Session)
Comparing Phonetic and Semantic Cues for Effect on Retrieval Rates Following Tip-Of-The-Tongue (TOT) Phenomenon. Jennifer J. McDonald, Metropolitan State College of Denver (presenting on Fri, April 15, 10:20 a.m., Ocotillo Room, Learning Oral Paper Session)
Detecting Malingering in Compensated Low Back-Pain Patients: An Analog Study. Reginald D. Jennings, M. Scott Deberard, and Kevin S. Masters, Utah State University (presenting on Sat, April 16, 8:00 a.m., Cholla Room, Community Psychology Oral Paper Session)
Subliminal Neural Plasticity May Strengthen Dorsal Stream Processing. Steven R. Holloway & Jose Nanez Sr, Arizona State University West; Aaron R. Seitz, Harvard Medical School; Michael Engles, University of Georgia; and Takeo Watanabe, Boston University (presenting on Sat, April 16, 9:10 a.m., Ocotillo Room, Neuropsychology 3 Oral Paper Session)
The Meaning of Masculinity and Femininity in College Students. Amy Jordan and Tosha Lewis, Texas State University-San Marcos (presenting on Fri, April 15, 11:30 a.m., Cottonwood Room, Psi Chi Oral Session)
The Relationship Between Positive Psychology Education and the Five Factors of Personality. Tobin L.P. Huff, Kirstin G. Young, Elisabeth M. Kennedy, and Kim W. Schaeffer, Point Loma Nazarene University (presenting on Fri, April 15, 11:30 a.m., Cottonwood Room, Psi Chi Oral Session)
Psi Chi Social Hour
6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Hospitality Suite
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2005
Psi Chi Roundtable Discussion: "Learn How to Fund Your Research or Win a Prestigious Award - Psi Chi Awards and Grants"
9:10 - 10:10 a.m., Hospitality Suite
Speaker: Paula Miller, Psi Chi National Office (Psi Chi Executive Officer)
Psi Chi Distinguished Speaker: "The Future of Psychology in a Society of Change: How Multicultural Competencies and Guidelines Will Promote Optimal Mental Health"
10:20 - 11:20 a.m., Ballrooms 1 & 2
Speaker: Patricia Arredondo, Arizona State University
Chair: Carla Reyes, University of Utah
Psi Chi Conversation Hour With Patricia Arredondo
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Cottonwood
Psi Chi Symposium: "What Graduate School is Really Like"
1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Cottonwood
Speaker: Elena Estanol, University of Utah
Psi Chi Panel Q & A Session: "Anything You Want to Know About Grad School and Psi Chi"
2:40 - 3:40 p.m., Cottonwood
Panel: Elena Estanol, University of Utah; Eric Landrum, Boise State University; Virginia Andreoli Mathie, Psi Chi National Office; Robert Youth, Dowling College; and, Carla Reyes, University of Utah