Psi Chi Program for 2008 WPA
Conference: Psi Chi Western Regional Convention Program (2008)
THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2008Psi Chi/CUPP Symposium: "Creating Stronger Learning Communities Within Psychology Departments”2:45–4:15 p.m., Salon A
Chair: Khanh Bui (Pepperdine University, CA)
Learning Through Laboratory Research: Undergraduate Researchers Conducting Scholarship of DiscoveryHow can psychology departments create stronger learning communities? The presenters in this symposium will offer several suggestions. Michael Folkerts from Pepperdine University will discuss how students learn and contribute to the scholarship of discovery through collaborative laboratory research. Next, Tomas Martinez from Pepperdine University will point out ways in which internships enhance a psychology curriculum and connect students to the wider community. Finally, Ayesha Shaikh, Lorinda B. Camparo, Niles Cook, and Christine Arrington from Whittier College will elaborate on the role of student organizations in facilitating learning.FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2008Psi Chi Poster Session (Poster Session 7)8:00–9:30 a.m., Salon C
Michael Folkerts (Pepperdine University, CA)
Making Connections Between the Classroom and Field Experiences: The Role of Internships in a Psychology Curriculum
Tomas Martinez (Pepperdine University, CA)
Students Taking Charge: The Role of Student Organizations in Facilitating Learning
Ayesha Shaikh, Lorinda B. Camparo, Niles Cook, and Christine Arrington (Whittier College, CA)
For a list of poster presenters at this session, click here.Psi Chi Invited Speaker: "Generation Me and the Psychology of Today’s Young People"10:30–11:30 a.m., Salon DE
Speaker: Jean M. Twenge (San Diego State University, CA)
Chair: Ngoc Bui, Psi Chi Western Vice-President, (University of La Verne, CA)Does when you were born influence your personality? Dr. Jean Twenge author of Generation Me, gives a behind-the-scenes look at her data on 1.3 million young people spanning seven decades. Significant changes include increases in self-esteem and narcissism and a considerable slide in mental health, with more depression and anxiety among younger generations. With plenty of pop culture examples and fun thrown in, you'll understand yourself better and will see how the generations can work together.
Jean M. Twenge, Associate Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University, is the author of more than 50 scientific publications and the book Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled—and More Miserable Than Ever Before (Free Press, 2006). Her research has appeared in Time, Newsweek, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, and The Washington Post, and she has been featured on Today, NBC Nightly News, Fox and Friends, Dateline NBC, and several programs on National Public Radio. She holds a BA and MA from the University of Chicago and a PhD from the University of Michigan.SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2008Psi Chi Advisor Appreciation Breakfast8:00–9:00 a.m., 6ix Park Grill (in hotel)In recognition of their time and service as advisors, Psi Chi faculty advisors are invited to an appreciation breakfast at the 6ix Park Grill located in the convention hotel. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by Tuesday, April 1, to the Psi Chi National Office at email@example.com.
Psi Chi Symposium: "Graduate School Do’s and Don’ts"2:00–3:30 p.m., Salon B
Chair: Ngoc Bui (University of La Verne, CA)
Applications and Interviews: Do’s and Don’tsValuable information and advice for students interested in applying for graduate programs in psychology and for those already admitted to a graduate program will be presented. Speakers will offer sound advice for selecting graduate programs, applying to graduate school, interviewing, and how to be successful while in a graduate program.Psi Chi Graduate School Exchange, Chapter Exchange, and Awards6:45–9:15 p.m., Salon A
Lauren J. Roscoe (Western Oregon University)
Tips for Success in Graduate School
Deana L. Julka (University of Portland, OR)
How to Select the Right Graduate Program in Psychology
Gregg J. Gold (Humboldt State University, CA)
Chair: Ngoc Bui (University of La Verne, CA)The Psi Chi Graduate School Exchange will allow schools to present information regarding their respective graduate programs and offer a venue for students and faculty to peruse the available programs and ask questions.
Psi Chi annually hosts a chapter exchange for chapters in the Western Region to share their activities and experiences with other chapters. Each chapter at the exchange will be encouraged to speak for 5–10 minutes about their goals and activities for the year. Also, various recognition awards will be given during the chapter exchange.
2008 Psi Chi Western Regional Research Award Winners
All award-winning poster presentations will be given during the Psi Chi Poster Session (Poster Session 7) on Friday, April 11, from 8:00–9:30 a.m. (Salon C).
Evaluation of a Rape Victim Varies by Evaluator’s Sexual Orientation
Mindy R Pressman and Jennifer Zwolinski (University of San Diego, CA)
Crossing the Border to Drink: Evaluating Risk for College Freshmen
Lia Okun, Nathasha Moallem, and Michael Ichiyama (University of San Diego, CA)Reasons for Adopting Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Qualitative Investigation
Laura Castro-Schilo, William D. Marelich, Michael Bailes, Jessica Lundquist, and Jennifer Trevitt (California State University, Fullerton)Collectivism as a Mediator of Ethnicity and Ethnic Identity
Patricia Y. Singim and Chiamaka Julie Okwu (California State University of Long Beach)
Humor, Violence, and Memory: Effects of Television Content on Recall
Juliane Da Silva, Sarah M. Gary, and Bruce Bainum (Pacific Union College, CA)
Relationship of Ethnic Identity and Psychological Distress in Ethnic Minority and Majority Groups
Richard B Roberson, Carlos Salas, and Chi-Ah Chun (California State University of Long Beach)
Correlates of Violence in Same-Sex and Cross-Sex Couples
Bertha Lee, Andrew Christensen, and Brian Baucom (University of California, Los Angeles)
On the “Outside” and “Inside”: Victimization Experiences of Serious Juvenile Offenders
Anna I. Siedlecka (University of California), and Lindsay Malloy and Elizabeth Cauffman (University of California, Irvine)