Download a pdf copy of this program here.FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2006Psi Chi Panel: "Careers In Psychology for the 21st Century"10:00 a.m. - 12:50 p.m., Carroll Room
: Vincent Prohaska, Lehman College, City University of New York (Psi Chi Eastern Regional Vice-President)Participant
: Norman B. Anderson, American Psychological Association (Chief Executive Officer)Introducer
: Laura Bittner, Carroll Community College (Psi Beta Eastern Vice-President)Panelists
: Cynthia Belar, APA Education Directorate; Diane L. Finley, Prince George's Community College; Norine Jalbert, Western Connecticut State University; Anthony J. Pinizzotto, FBI Training Academy Behavioral Science Unit; and Morgan Sammons, U. S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and SurgeryCosponsors
: Psi Chi, Psi Beta, and APA
This session will provide undergraduate and high school students with information about career options in psychology. Dr. Anderson will outline the need for psychologists in various fields such as education, research, and public service, and also will address pressing issues for future psychologists.
Dr. Anderson’s address is to be followed by a panel of psychologists representing the science and practice of psychology who will share with students details about their occupations as well as relevant academic and training requirements to pursue work in each field. Opportunities to ask questions will be provided at the end of the Dr. Anderson’s address as well as at the end of the career panel.Psi Chi Distinguished Lecture: "Positive Psychology and the Scientific Pursuit of Happiness"1:00 - 2:20 p.m., Liberty ASpeaker
: David Myers, Hope College (MI)Chair
: Vincent Prohaska, Lehman College, City University of New York
This talk will explore the things that do, and surprisingly don't, predict people's feelings of well-being. Does happiness favor those of a particular age or sex? Does wealth enhance well-being? Does it help to have certain traits? To have close friends or be married? To have religious faith? New studies explode some myths about what makes for happiness, and reveal the marks of happy lives.Psi Chi Symposium: "Psi Chi: Now and in the Future"2:30 - 3:50 p.m., Carroll RoomChair
: Liza Montesano, Loyola College (MD)Psi Chi's Grants and Awards.
Virginia A. Mathie, Psi Chi National Office (Psi Chi Executive Director)Internships and Collaborations.
Robert Youth, Dowling College (NY; Psi Chi National President)Where Does Psi Chi Go From Here?
Norine L. Jalbert, Western Connecticut State University
Today's Psi Chi is very different from the organization founded 77 years ago. Psi Chi now publishes the Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research,
a reviewed journal of empirical research carried out by undergraduate students, and provides over $250,000 in grants and awards to support and acknowledge members' research. New projects involve funding internships, collaborations with other organizations, and, in 2007, Psi Chi will hold its first National Leadership Conference.
This session focuses on Psi Chi's present and upcoming projects, and includes an audience discussion of long-term ideas of goals for Psi Chi's future.
Psi Chi Invited Address: "Responsible Conduct of Research: Why Should You Care?"4:00 - 5:20 p.m., Carroll RoomChair
: Miguel Roig, St. John's University (NY)Participant
: Peggy L. Fischer, National Science Foundation Office of Inspector General (Associate Inspector General for Investigations)
So much to learn and so little time...why does ethics and making the right choices matter? This interactive session will discuss responsible conduct of research and why it's important both practically and ethically. Examples of ethic (and unethical) conduct will be discussed to illustrate why it is indeed important to pay careful attention to conducting oneself ethically in today's complex research system. The National Science Foundation Office of Inspector General (NSF OIG) is responsible for conducting all investigations into allegations of fraud, waste and abuse related to NSF's programs and operations. NSF OIG strongly believes that attention to the elements of responsible conduct can assist researchers in avoiding pitfalls that lead to research misconduct or other allegations. This presentation will discuss the following eleven elements with real case examples: Compliance with Rules and Regulations, Peer Review, Mentor/Trainee Responsibilities, Human Subjects, Animal Welfare, Research Misconduct, Collaborative Research, Publication Practices/Authorship, Data Sharing/Acquisition/Management/Ownership, Financial Management, and Conflict of Interest and Commitment.SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2006
Psi Chi Faculty Advisor/Chapter President Breakfast8:30 - 9:50 a.m., Carroll RoomChair
: Vincent Prohaska, Lehman College, City University of New YorkParticipants
: Corissa Angelo, University of Massachusetts Lowell; Joan Cannon, University of Massachusetts Lowell; Kerri Goodwin, Loyola College (MD); Faith Nall, Cabrini College (PA); Sheila Quinn, Salve Regina University (RI); Miguel Roig, St. John's University; Robert Youth, Dowling College (NY)
This breakfast, hosted by the Psi Chi Eastern Region Steering Committee, recognizes the terrific contributions of Psi Chi chapter faculty advisors and presidents.
**Seating is limited and advance registration is required.
For more information, contact Vincent Prohaska at email@example.com
.Psi Chi Symposium: "Help Me! Practical Advice for Psi Chi Chapter Faculty Advisors"10:00 - 11:20 a.m., Carroll RoomChair
: Rose Lattyak, Loyola College (MD)Creating Incentive Programs.
Susan Krauss Whitbourne, University of Massachusetts AmherstStrategies to Revitalize a "Quiet" Chapter.
Joan Cannon, University of Massachusetts LowellEstablishing Chapter Traditions.
Harold Takooshian, Fordham University (NY)Involving Faculty.
Susan E. Dutch, Westfield State College (MA)Finding Money.
Vincent Prohaska, Lehman College, City University of New York
Both new and experienced Psi Chi faculty advisors often have questions about their role in building and maintaining a successful chapter. This panel, consisting of recent recipients of the Psi Chi Florence Denmark National Faculty Advisor Award, will focus on practical, hands-on tips for faculty advisors. Presenters have selected specific problems that they have encountered and overcome in working with their own chapters.Psi Chi Panel: "Maintaining Chapter Vitality"11:30 a.m - 12:50 p.m., Carroll RoomChair
: Laura Gundaker, Loyola College (MD)Participants
: Faith Nall, Angel Wosczyna, and Amanda Farrington, Cabrini College (PA); Corissa Angelo, Laurie Ford, and Michelle Carpentier, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Two Psi Chi Regional Chapter Award winning chapters–the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Cabrini College–will discuss their successes in fulfilling Psi Chi's mission and goals. Keeping a chapter active and thriving can often be a challenging task. Officers from these chapters will speak about how chapters at both large and small institutions can build on successes and avoid pitfalls.
Psi Chi Session: "Applying to Graduate School in Psychology: A Mini-Workshop"1:00 - 2:20 p.m., Hopkins RoomChair
: John C. Norcross, University of Scranton (PA)Preparing for Graduate School: GPAs, GREs, Acceptance Rates, and Admission Criteria.
John C. Norcross, University of ScrantonIdentifying and Targeting Compatible Graduate Programs.
Brooke J. Cannon, Marywood University (PA)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 panelists will present strategies for preparing for admission requirements, acquiring research and practical experiences, selecting compatible graduate programs, writing personal statements, and capitalizing on student strengths. Handouts adapted from Graduate Study in Psychology,
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 Posters2:30 - 3:50 p.m., International D BallroomChair
: Sheila Quinn, Salve Regina University (RI)
There are 62 accepted posters. See pages 5-13 (EPA program pages 140-148) of this pdf file (336k):http://www.easternpsychological.org/images/programs/2006/Sat_2_30.pdfPsi Chi Awards Ceremony4:00 - 5:20 p.m., Liberty BCochairs
: Vincent Prohaska, Lehman College, City University of New York and Virginia A. Mathie, Psi Chi National Office
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, Regional Chapter, and Regional Faculty Advisor Awards also will be presented. Special thanks to the Loyola College (MD) Psi Chi Chapter for serving as the host chapter for this meeting.