THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2007Psi Chi/CUPP Symposium: "Challenges to Undergraduate Research and Solutions for Them"2:45–4:15 p.m., Regency Ballroom EChair
: Khanh Bui, Pepperdine University, Seaver College (CA)Mentoring Through Research: Trials and Tribulations, Resolutions and Remedies.
Ayesha Shaikh, Lorinda B. Camparo, Maritza Cobian, and Levi Leon, Whittier College (CA)Finding and Obtaining Undergraduate Research Funding.
Christopher Koch, George Fox University (OR)Working Models of Undergraduate Student/Faculty Collaborative Research.
David Volckmann, Whittier CollegeTurning Projects Into Presentations: Tips for Students to Present at Conferences.
Ngoc Bui, University of La Verne (CA)
Undergraduate research is increasingly becoming part of the undergraduate experience. Undergraduate students who conduct research develop skills for graduate training, gain a mentor in the process, and have the opportunity to present their findings at research conferences. To ensure that this experience goes smoothly, both the undergraduate researcher and his or her mentor should be aware of some of the challenges that they will encounter and some possible solutions for them. The symposium will begin with a presentation on the topic of mentoring. Ayesha Shaikh, Lorinda B. Camparo, Maritza Cobian, and Levi Leon from Whittier College will identify some obstacles and solutions for engaging students in the mentoring process. Second, Chris Koch from George Fox University will discuss research funding opportunities available for undergraduate research and tips for preparing grant applications. Third, David Volckmann from Whittier College will report on effective strategies for engaging undergraduate students and faculty members in collaborative research. Finally, Ngoc Bui from University of La Verne will focus on the steps involved in creating an effective presentation to give at conferences.FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2007Psi Chi Poster Session (Poster Session 5
)8:00–9:30 a.m., Regency ABC
For a list of poster presenters at this session, click here
.Psi Chi Distinguished Lecture: "Family Lessons in Attachment and Aggression: Research Findings and Intervention Strategies" 10:15–11:15 a.m., Regency DSpeaker
: Marlene M. Moretti, Simon Fraser University (BC)Chair
: Deana Julka, University of Portland (OR; Psi Chi Western Vice-President)
The lessons that children learn in their families about intimacy, conflict, and aggression are deep yet difficult to easily discern. Implicit knowledge is consolidated about conflict and the functional role of aggression and violence in intimate relationships. Such knowledge sets the foundation for later romantic relationships. For some children, this foundation supports the development of secure and healthy relationships; for others, it propels them into relationships marked by aggression and violence that replicates parental dynamics that they observed. In this presentation, Dr. Moretti discusses how adolescents' experiences within families are related to risk for aggression and violence in close relationships. Although the majority of studies have focused on exposure to spousal violence perpetrated by fathers, new findings from her research show that aggression and violence perpetrated by mothers is also significant in determining sons' and daughters' tendency to use violence in their relationships. The role of attachment representations is discussed as a vehicle through which lessons learned in the context of family violence become enacted as adolescents enter romantic relationships. New research findings on attachment based interventions for youth and families struggling with aggression and violence are presented.
Dr. Moretti holds a university professorship in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University and is an expert in the field of developmental psychopathology. Her research focuses on the importance of parent-adolescent attachment as a determinant of mental health and social well-being. She currently leads a multisite Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Emerging Team Grant on gender and aggression and has published extensively in the fields of developmental psychopathology, social-clinical psychology and psychotherapy. Dr. Moretti has served on several government committees promoting the use of evidence-based services and advancing mental health policies to support youth and their families.
Psi Chi Graduate School Exchange 7:15–8:30 p.m., Balmoral
Representatives from a number of graduate schools and programs will be available to discuss their programs and application procedures with interested students.SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2007 Psi Chi Advisor Appreciation Breakfast8:00–9:30 a.m., Mosaic Bar & Grille Restaurant (in hotel)
In recognition of their time and service as advisors, Psi Chi faculty advisors are invited to an appreciation breakfast at the Mosaic Bar & Grille Restaurant located in the convention hotel. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by Monday, April 30, 2007, to Psi Chi Western Vice-President Richard Deana Julka at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Psi Chi Symposium: "Preparing Yourself for Your Future in Psychology" 2:45–4:15 p.m., Salon EChair
: Deana Julka, University of Portland (OR)Do's and Don'ts of Internships.
Andrew M. Downs, Central Washington UniversityApplying to Graduate School.
George M. Slavich, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School (MA)How to Choose and Utilize a Mentor.
Christopher Koch, George Fox University (OR)Succeeding In Graduate School.
Ngoc Bui, University of La Verne (CA)
This symposium will present valuable information for both undergraduate and graduate students of psychology. Topics to be addressed include how to optimize the undergraduate research experience, suggestions for internships, utilizing a mentor, applying to graduate school and succeeding in graduate school.Psi Chi Chapter Exchange and Social Hour 6:45–9:15 p.m., Regency DChair
: Deana Julka, University of Portland (OR)
---2007 Psi Chi Western Regional Research Award Winners
All award-winning poster presentations will be given during the Psi Chi Poster Session
(Poster Session 5) on Friday, May 4, from 8:00–9:30 a.m. (Regency ABC) unless otherwise noted.A Potential Link Between ADHD Subtypes and Eating Disorders.
Adriana J. Nevado, University of California, BerkeleyAttitudes Toward Same-Sex Erotic Behavior Among Men in Japan.
Ayesha R. Brookshier, Western Washington University
Cancer-Related Problems, Psychological Distress, and Ethnicity in Breast Cancer Patients.
Eureka Kasthuri, San Diego State University (CA)Saturday, May 5, 1:15–2:45 p.m., Regency ABC (Poster Session 13-27)
Child Psychological Maltreatment and Eating Disorder Symptoms in College Students.
Michelle A. Low, Pepperdine University, Seaver College (CA)
Differences in Affect and Recall Capacity of Younger and Older Adults.
Elide S. Flores, University of La Verne (CA)Thursday, May 3, 9:15–11:45 a.m., Regency ABC (Poster Session 1-37)
Evaluative and Descriptive Factors in Implicit Sex Stereotypes.
Marisa Luna, San Diego State University
Generalization of Acculturation Model of Prejudice Reduction to College Students.
Samantha J. Simmons, California State University, NorthridgeSunday, May 6, 8:30–10:00 a.m., Regency ABC (Poster Session 15-26)
Human Behavior and Civilian Injuries in Structural Fires.
Natalie C. Bruce, Biola University (CA)Saturday, May 5, 1:15–2:45 p.m., Regency ABC (Poster Session 13-43)
Influencing Beliefs in Incarcerated Youth: Evaluation of a Three Week Teen Relationship Violence Intervention.
Brandon A. Yabko, San Diego State University
Outcome Framing on Risk-Taking Behavior in Females.
Ashley Williamson, California State University, East Bay
The Relations Among Children's Attributional Style, Age, Gender, and Engagement in Summer School.
Amanda C. Potoczak, University of San Diego (CA)
Will Adult Disapproval of Cartoon Violence Lower Children's Aggressive Play?
Priscilla Miranda, Pacific Union College (CA)