Psi Chi Program at 2009 WPA
Conference: Psi Chi Western Regional Convention Program (2009)
Thursday, April 23, 2009
CUPP-Psi Chi Symposium: "Tips on Conducting and Involving Undergraduate Students in Research”
2:30–4:00 p.m., Salon D
Chair: Deana L. Julka (University of Portland, OR)
Using Laddered Teams to Immerse Undergraduates in Collaborative Research. Brian Detweiler-Bedell and Jerusha Detweiler-Bedell (Lewis & Clark College, OR)
Conducting Research at a Teaching Institution. Andrew M. Downs (University of Portland, OR)
The Role of a Mentor in Undergraduate Research. Ayesha Shaikh, Lorinda B. Camparo, Alex Holtz, and Joselynn Cruz (Whittier College, CA)
Tips on Conducting and Involving Undergraduate Students in Research. Deana L. Julka (University of Portland, OR)
This CUPP symposium addresses the topical and important issue of how to manage a successful research program while fully involving undergraduates in the process. Both faculty and undergraduate students can benefit when appropriate steps are taken in the research process. Undergraduates who conduct research under the supervision of a mentor gain many advantages in applying to and successfully completing graduate school. This symposium will offer tips to maximize the research experience for undergraduates and their mentors. To that end the symposium will begin with a presentation on the topic of attracting and involving students in all stages of research (Brian Detweiler-Bedell and Jerusha Detweiler-Bedell, Lewis & Clark College, OR). Next, Andrew Downs (University of Portland, OR) will talk about conducting research at a teaching institution, highlighting some of the challenges and solutions involved. Ayesha Shaikh, Lorinda B. Camparo, Alex Holtz, and Joselynn Cruz (Whittier College, CA) will discuss the role of a mentor in undergraduate research and talk about engaging students in the mentoring process. Finally, Deana Julka (University of Portland) will discuss the issue of how to disseminate research with a focus on presenting at conferences and publishing with undergraduate students.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Psi Chi Poster Session (Poster Session 6)
8:00–9:30 a.m., Salon FGHI
For a list of poster presenters at this session, click here.
Psi Chi Invited Presentation: “Preparing for Life After College: The Quarterlife Crisis and Your ‘Freshman Year’ in the Workplace”
11:00a.m.–12:00 p.m., Salon E
Speakers: Abby Wilner (Pell Institute, DC) and Paul Hettich (DePaul University, IL)
Chair: Ngoc Bui, Psi Chi Western Vice-President, (University of La Verne, CA)
The transition to adulthood has changed dramatically over the generations, and continues to evolve as we adapt to the daunting economic challenges facing us in the 21st century. Abby Wilner will illustrate the unique challenges that twentysomethings face today as they transition to life in the “real world,” while at the same time emphasizing the value of embarking into unfamiliar territory. It is important that soon-to-be and recent graduates prepare themselves for the vastly different world of job hopping, office politics, and student loan debt as they leave the cocoon of dorms, all-nighters and summer breaks – simply by knowing what to expect. Paul Hettich will detail “The Three C’s for being a Freshman Again: Culture, Competence, Consequences.” To survive their freshman year in the workplace, graduates must: (a) master new organizational cultures, processes and procedures, (b) identify and apply their skills to unfamiliar situations, and (c) recognize behaviors that lead to discipline, termination, and promotion or new assignments. Wilner and Hettich will also share their top strategies to help “quarterlifers” prepare for, cope with and thrive in post-college reality. With principal investigator Eric Landrum, Hettich and Wilner have co-authored a survey “Alumni Perceptions of Workplace Preparedness,” which has been submitted for publication.
Abby Miller coauthored the bestselling Quarterlife Crisis after graduating from college in 1997 with a bachelor’s in psychology, and without a clue of where to work or how to get a job. She has since written a practical follow-up guide, Quarterlifer’s Companion, and created www.quarterlifecrisis.com. She has appeared on Oprah, Today Show, and CNN, and now conducts Quarterlife workshops, lectures, and seminars for college seniors, young alumni, and employers of recent graduates. She is also the manager of research and programs at the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Education in Washington, DC.
Paul Hettich, PhD, Professor Emeritus at DePaul University, was an Army personnel psychologist, program evaluator in an education R&D lab, and a corporate applied scientist—positions that created a “real world” foundation for his career in college teaching and administration. He was inspired to coauthor Connect College to Career: A Student Guide to Work and Life Transitions (2005) by graduates and employers who revealed a major disconnect between university and workplace expectations, cultures, and practices.
Saturday, April 25, 2008
Psi Chi Advisor Appreciation Breakfast
8:00–9:00 a.m., Allie’s American Grill (in hotel)
In recognition of their time and service as advisors, Psi Chi faculty advisors are invited to an appreciation breakfast at the Allie’s American Grill located in the convention hotel. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by Monday, April 6, to the Psi Chi National Office at email@example.com.
Psi Chi Symposium: "What I Wish I Knew Before Going to Graduate School"
2:00–3:30 p.m., Salon D
Chair: Ngoc Bui (University of La Verne, CA)
Playing Politics in Graduate School: How to Win. Gregg J. Gold (Humboldt State University, CA)
Tips on Mentors and Successful Research. Deana L. Julka (University of Portland, OR)
Work-Life Balance in Graduate School: Tips on How to Juggle Your Many Roles. Lauren J. Roscoe (Western Oregon University)
Ever wish that you knew what to expect when you started grad school? Our panel of professors will give you advice on what they wish they knew before going to graduate school. Topics will range from knowing how to deal with politics in grad school, to developing a successful mentoring relationship, to balancing life, work, and school. We hope to give potential graduate students and those already in graduate programs advice they can use to be successful.
Psi Chi Chapter Exchange and Awards
3:30–5:00 p.m., Salon D
Chair: Ngoc Bui (University of La Verne, CA)
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.
2009 Psi Chi Western Regional Research Award Winners
All award-winning poster presentations will be given during the Psi Chi Poster Session (Poster Session 6) on Friday, April 24, from 8:00–9:30 a.m. (Salon FGHI) unless noted.
An UTTer Disaster: Stimulus Organization, Not Unconscious Thought, Affects Attitude Polarization. Janae Deyoe, Aleksandra Romell & Jeff B. Bryson (San Diego State University, CA)
The Impact of Sociability and Gender of Change Blindness. Christina, M. Froese & Amber N. Kraft (Whitworth University, WA)
So…You Think You Can Listen: Dichotic Listening, Attention, and Cortical Lateralization. Erika Garcia, Marcie Ryan & Lenit Lazarowechadeh (California State University, Stanislaus)
Perceptions and Experiences of Sexual Victimization Among College Students. Devon R. Goss, Malori M. Maloney & Matin Monto (University of Portland, OR)
The Relationship Between Second-Language Acquisition and Achievement Scores in Female Students. Nicole N. Holland & Natalie Ervin (Whitworth University, WA)
The Influence of Childhood Family Conflict on Early Adulthood Development. Cara N. Holt, Barbara A. McDonald & Patricia A. Scollay (San Diego State University, CA)
An Analysis of Child Maltreatment Content in Introductory Psychology Textbooks. Jamie L. Kissee, Lahela J. Sheldon & Cindy Miller-Perrin (Pepperdine University, CA)
The Relationship of Cognitive Load and Emotional Intelligence to Malingering Performance. Tina D. Myers, Cindi Harding, Dani Schroeder, Nate Wareham, Carley Cysensky, Stacie Leech, Corey McNally & Kayleen A. Islam-Zwart (Eastern Washington University)*
*Presented during Poster Session 16 on Saturday, April 25, from 3:30-4:45 p.m. (Salon FGHI).