THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2006
Psi Chi/Council of Undergraduate Psychology Programs (CUPP) Joint Symposium: "Ethical Issues in Undergraduate Psychology Programs"
2:45 - 4:15 p.m., Mesquite ABChair
: Ayesha Shaikh, Whittier College (CA)Is It Lifting or Good Research?: Detecting and Preventing Plagiarism in the Internet Age.
Ngoc Bui, University of La Verne (CA)Policies and Procedures for Handling Academic Dishonesty.
Kenneth Beauchamp, University of the Pacific (CA)Rewards and Risks of Multiple Relationships Between Faculty and Students: Navigating the Slippery Slope.
Ayesha Shaikh, Lorinda Camparo, Harpreet Kaur, and Sarah Fehribach, Whittier College (CA)Research With Student Collaborators: Ethical Considerations.
Chris Koch, George Fox University (OR; Psi Chi Past-President)
The American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (2002) provides a common set of values that serves as a guide for psychologists in their professional and scientific pursuits. Upholding the highest ethical standards in the profession is a fundamental mission of APA. The scope of the ethics code covers the practice of psychology, research, supervision, and teaching. This program will examine some of the ethical issues that are faced by students and professors in undergraduate psychology programs. The symposium will begin with two presentations on plagiarism, an issue of growing concern to educators in this age of information technology. Ngoc Bui from University of La Verne will report on how to identify and avoid plagiarism. Kenneth Beauchamp from University of the Pacific will discuss their policies and procedures for handling academic dishonesty. Ayesha Shaikh, Lorinda Camparo, Harpreet Kaur, and Sarah Fehribach from Whittier College will address ethical issues that arise in faculty-student relationships. Finally, Christopher Koch from George Fox University will discuss ethics surrounding research with student collaborators.
FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2006
Psi Chi Faculty Advisor Appreciation Breakfast
7:30 a.m., Hotel Dining Area
Please RSVP to Psi Chi Western Vice-President Deana Julka at email@example.com
by April 1. There will be a special section set up in the hotel dining area (breakfast buffet) for those in attendance.
Psi Chi Poster Session: "Poster Session 5"8:00 - 9:30 a.m., Grand Ballroom Center and East
View this session's presenters here:www.westernpsych.org/programs/program06/poster.cfm?ID=1020
Psi Chi Distinguished Lecture: "Positive Retirement: It's a Whole New Phase in the Life Span"
10:15 - 11:15 a.m., Grand Ballroom WestSpeaker
: Diane F. Halpern, Claremont McKenna College (CA)Chair
: Deana L. Julka, University of Portland (OR; Psi Chi Western Regional Vice-President)
One of the main benefits of increased longevity is the creation of a new phase of life for many people–a time that precedes old age, during which mature adults can alter their work status and make decisions about how to spend their time. This is not retirement as we used to know it, defined by an abrupt stoppage of work brought on by or followed soon after by the problems of an aging body. Instead, for those fortunate enough to enjoy the new retirement, it is a phase of life that more often involves reduced employment, often with changes in employment, and conscious choice about meaningful activities. The new phase in the life span, positive retirement, is carved from the decades of additional life expectancy that have been added over the last century for the healthy young-old.
In this study, 778 psychologists over the age of 55 were surveyed to they tell us what they learned and what they wish they knew about the process of retiring and growing older. Three distinct constructs emerge from the quantitative survey data: the importance of maintaining their professional identity as a psychologist, winding down their employment while still staying employed or professionally-active at least part-time, and concerns about the declines associated with old age. Even this elite sample want and wish they had more information about the aging process, and as they age, they value and recommend living with communities of older adults that can support each other.
These psychologists, all members of our national association, are highly educated. They represent a variety of backgrounds in psychology including clinical practice, research, teaching, an assortment of applied areas, and mixes of these specialties. They provide advice on how to retire and age based on personal experiences, and in some cases, their plans for retirement. There is much wisdom and positive psychology to be found in their personal stories. These retiring psychologists provide a model for retiring and aging positively. Note:
Dr. Halpern would like to acknowledge others that worked on this research (one of her initiatives as president of APA in 2004). The data collection and survey represent the work of the APA Presidential Taskforce on Retiring Psychologists, Bob Johnson, Chair; and Judith Sugar, University of Nevada, Reno, and Jerry Rudmann, Irvine Community College (CA).
Psi Chi Graduate School Exchange
7:30 - 8:45 p.m., Celebrity Room
Representatives from a number of graduate schools and programs will be available to discuss their programs and application procedures with interested students.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2006
Psi Chi Symposium: "Psi Chi Panel Discussion: Preparing for Graduate School"
12:30 - 2:00, Mesquite ABChair
: Deana L. Julka, University of Portland (OR)
What Undergraduates can do to Prepare Themselves for Graduate School.
Ngoc Bui, University of La Verne (CA)Major Factors Affecting Graduate Admissions.
Deana L. Julka, University of PortlandIdentifying Graduate Programs That Fit.
Andrew M. Downs, Central Washington UniversityAdmissions Processes in Clinical Psychology Programs.
George Slavich, University of OregonHow to Best Utilize Psi Chi Opportunities.
Chris Koch, George Fox University (OR)
This symposium is intended for students interested in maximizing their undergraduate experiences, gaining entry to graduate school, and succeeding beyond. The panel will draw upon panelist's direct and indirect experiences and knowledge in undergraduate education, applying to graduate schools, and succeeding in graduate school, to present a discussion on how to capitalize on student's strengths. Panelists will present strategies for utilizing undergraduate education and getting involved in research, they will answer fundamental questions students often have about gaining admission to graduate school, preparing for graduate school, and navigating the early years of graduate schools, and they will address how to use Psi Chi as a resource on many levels throughout this process.
Psi Chi Chapter Exchange and Social Hour
6:30 - 8:00 p.m., Mesquite AB