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The Psi Chi Hospitality Suite will be located in the Creekside 2 room and will be open on Thursday, April 13, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon and 1:00 - 4:30 p.m., and on Friday, April 14, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2006Psi Chi Workshop: "Sharing the Glory; Sharing the Pain"8:00 - 9:50 a.m., Creekside IChair
: John M. Davis, Texas State University-San Marcos (Psi Chi President-Elect)Participants
: Christine Yates, Emporia State University (KS); Amanda L. Exner, Louisiana State University; Erin L. Short, Oklahoma Baptist University; Crissy N. Potts, Stephen F. Austin State University (TX); Megan E. Davis, Texas State University-San Marcos; Lindsey C. Harkabus, Texas State University-San Marcos; Bethany Gulley, University of Central Arkansas; Amber Kahn, University of Houston (TX); Clarence Davis, University of Houston (TX); and Alex Yudovich, University of Texas at Austin
This interactive event will feature the presidents of various Psi Chi chapters throughout the Southwestern Region. Schools small and large, public and private, will have officers there. It is a workshop for officers, potential officers, and Psi Chi members. It will feature a discussion of examples and strategies to achieve chapter successes and to avoid (or at least address) shortfalls and problems.
Psi Chi Distinguished Lecture: "Measuring Emotions and Personality"12:00 noon - 12:50 p.m., Ballroom ESpeaker
: Charles Spielberger, University of South FloridaChair
: Richard A. Kasschau, University of Houston (TX; Psi Chi Southwestern Regional Vice-President)
Charles D. Spielberger is Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Research in Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology at the University of South Florida, where he has been a faculty member since 1972, following prior tenured positions at Duke, Vanderbilt, and Florida State. An ABPP Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, Professor Spielberger has authored, coauthored, or edited over 400 professional publications, including a dozen books and the continuing, now 17-volume series on Stress and Emotion
(1975-2004) with Irwin G Sarason. His State-Trait Anxiety Inventory
is a widely accepted international standard for the measure of anxiety. The founding editor of the American Journal of Community Psychology,
Professor Spielberger has numerous lifetime achievement awards from the APA, and from APA Divisions in Clinical, Community, and International Psychology. In 1991-92, Professor Spielberger was honored as the 100th president of the American Psychological Association. He went on to be President of the International Association of Applied Psychology, among many other national and international scientific societies, as well as being the 20th president of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society of Psychology from 1980 to 1983.Psi Chi Discussion Hour With Charles Spielberger1:00 - 1:50 p.m., Creekside IChair
: Richard A. Kasschau, University of Houston (TX)Discussant
: Charles Spielberger, University of South Florida
Professor Spielberger will be available to continue discussion of points related to his "Measuring Emotions and Personality" address from the preceeding hour.Psi Chi Student Invitation to SWPA Social Hour5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Ballroom D
Come meet faculty and students from across our region, and have a chance to talk to the invited speakers. The SWPA social will offer a relaxed atmosphere and a cash bar for refreshments. Further, if you are a student, the Southwestern Region of Psi Chi will provide you with free nonalcoholic beverages, snacks, and prizes (pick up your ticket for the soft drink at the Psi Chi Hospitality Suite as that ticket will save you $2.75 at the social hour). Any remaining tickets not distributed in the suite on Thursday will be available for any student at the sign-in desk at the Social Hour. Everyone is also invited to participate in activities to promote interactions between attendees from different universities (or you can just come and watch the fun).FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2006
Psi Chi Paper Session I
8:00 - 9:15 a.m., Creekside IChair
: Lauren Scharff, Stephen F. Austin State University (TX)Religious Imagery and Mood: Effects of Positive and Negative Visual Stimuli.
Samantha J. Calhoun and Todd Wiebers, Henderson State UniversityThe Relationship of Stress and Time Imposed Deadlines on Gender.
Erin L. Short and Bret M. Roark, Oklahoma Baptist UniversityPretest Information and Related Factors Affecting Performance.
Janine S. Kesterson and Todd Wiebers, Henderson State UniversityChoosing Friends by Personality, Activities, and Beliefs.
Elizabeth A. Haney Oklahoma Baptist UniversityPsi Chi Faculty Advisor Luncheon12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m., Rojo Red RestaurantHosts
: Richard A. Kasschau, University of Houston (TX) and Virginia Andreoli Mathie, Psi Chi National Office (Psi Chi Executive Director)Psi Chi Discussion Hour: "A Face-to-Face Conversation With Elliot Aronson"2:00 - 2:50 p.m., Creekside IChair
: Richard A. Kasschau, University of Houston (TX)
SWPA Keynote Speaker Elliot Aronson,
an internationally recognized social psychologist and author of The Social Animal
has most generously offered to have an informal conversation hour explicitly for student members of Psi Chi following his major address to the convention as its featured speaker. It is his hope that members of Psi Chi will feel free to "...ask me anything of a personal, professional or research topic nature....and it can be a real give and take....not the stilted kinds of questions that people usually ask after a talk." He is the only person in APA history to receive all three of APA's major academic awards for distinguished teaching, research, and writing. He has a unique publication in which he has collaborated with his granddaughter (Ruth Aronson) in publishing a children's book, The Adventures of Ruthie and a Little Boy Named Grandpa.Psi Chi Poster Session3:00 - 4:15 p.m., Capitol View TerraceBoard 1: Relevant and Irrelevant Transcripts: Effects of Prior Information and Collaboration.
Brooke O. Breaux, University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Faculty Sponsor: Theresa A. Wozencraft)Board 2: Suppression of Unwanted Memories in Various Ages.
Kristin R. Wood and Ruth Marisa Herrera-Conaway, University of Central Oklahoma (Faculty Sponsor: Kathleen M. Donovan)Board 3: Photographic Effects on Memory.
Genevieve E. Wright, Lamar University (TX; Faculty Sponsor: Edythe E. Kirk)
Board 4: More Than Just Intelligence: The Role Personality Plays in Student Performance.
Emily L. Gill, University of Missouri-Rolla (Faculty Sponsor: James H. Martin)Board 5: Exploring the Effects of Gender Roles on Psychological Health.
Amy B. Jordan, Texas State University-San Marcos (Faculty Sponsor: Shirley M. Ogletree)Board 6: What I Say About You: What I Say About Me.
Mackinzie K. Meyer, Stephen F. Austin State University (TX; Faculty Sponsor: Theodore D. Joseph)Board 7: Cover Girls and Banished Boys: Depictions of Children on Magazine Covers.
Emily L. Johnson, St. Edwards University (TX)
Board 8: The Evaluation of Person-Centered Information.
Ronald R. Holder, Our Lady of the Lake University (TX)Board 9: Associations Between Attachment Style and Expectations About Behaviors in Relationships.
Charles D. Valadez, University of Texas at San Antonio (Faculty Sponsor: Dorothy A. Flannagan)
Board 10: Want a Long-Term Relationship? You Better Have a Broken Heart!
Brendan Dunne, Northwest Vista College (TX; Faculty Sponsor: Don Lucas)
Board 11: What's Hot and What's Not When Choosing a Romantic Partner.
Alexandra N. Ramsey, Arkansas State University (Faculty Sponsor: Amy R. Pearce)Board 12: The Music and the Madness: Perceptions of Artists and Their Art.
Emily L. Johnson and Andrew W. Nichols, St. Edwards University (TX)Board 13: Heavy Metal Music's Effect on Affect.
David T. Cooley, Oklahoma Baptist University
Board 14: Internal and External Factors Associated With Sexual Risk-Taking in College.
Mary E. Pinnell, Molly K. Peterson, and Bryan D. Neighbors, Southwestern University (TX)Board 15: Differences in Personality Development Between Individualistic and Collectivist Cultures.
Kelly M. Williams and Amber G. Marzioli, Oklahoma City University (Faculty Sponsor: Amy E. Cataldi)Board 16: To Greek or Not to Greek: That is the Question.
Sarah L. Rossmiller, Daniel W. Reuther, Christina N. Potts, and Gary C. Rice, Stephen F. Austin State University (TX; Faculty Sponsor: Theodore D. Joseph)Board 17: Paranormal Beliefs Within a Church Population.
Brittany L. Foley, Williams Baptist College (AR; Faculty Sponsor: Paul A. Rhoads)Board 18: Shyness and Its Relationship to Academic Performance.
Virginia M. Doan, Williams Baptist College (AR; Faculty Sponsor: Paul A. Rhoads)Board 19: Attitudes Towards Corporal Punishment as a Function of Religious Beliefs and Political Ideology.
Melissa L. Bradley, University of Central Arkansas (Faculty Sponsor: James A. Gillaspy)Board 20: Prejudice and Partisanship: The Connection Between Racial and Political Attitudes
. Carlee M. McConnell and Elissa L. Lewis, Southwestern University (TX)Psi Chi Awards Ceremony6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Creekside IChair
: Richard A. Kasschau, University of Houston (TX)Presenters
: Virginia Andreoli Mathie, Psi Chi National Office, and John M. Davis, Texas State University-San MarcosSATURDAY, APRIL 15, 2006Psi Chi Paper Session II9:00 - 10:15 a.m., Creekside IChair
: Carl W. Scott, University of St. Thomas (TX)Autism and Executive Functions: The Effects of Motivational/Attentional Accommodations.
Christine E. Chalmers, Samantha A. Borrego, Candace A. Stockton, and Jacqueline Muir-Broaddus, Southwestern UniversityDevelopmental Issues of Respect and Disrespect Among Elementary School Students.
Mary E. Belsom, Brittney N. DePaula, and Barbara J. Shwalb, Southeastern Louisiana UniversityDomestic Dogs and the Facilitation of Social Interaction Between Humans.
Cynthia L. Smith and Todd Wiebers, Henderson State UniversityInfluence of Test Authority on Acceptance Phenomenon in Personality Assessment.
Laura G. McCary and Bret M. Roark, Oklahoma Baptist University