Psi Chi members,
I hope you are all rested from the summer and in
the rhythm of fall semesters. A special WELCOME to all new Psi Chi members!
There are many great things happening in Psi Chi—more funding opportunities for
students, new and exciting research opportunities. Please take a moment to look
at some key Psi Chi deadlines/updates:
1. The 2015 Midwestern Psychological Association
(MPA) submission deadline is November 11, 2014. Details on the MPA website will go live by
the first of September. Psi Chi’s Distinguished Lecturer is Dr. Susan Fiske
(Princeton University, NJ), a giant name in social psychology and social
cognition. Make sure you can be there.
2. Is there something you want to see at MPA? I
invite you to send me your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The steering committee will soon convene to discuss the program. Your MPA
2014–15 steering members are Jamie Simpson, PhD (Midland University,
NE), Theresa Luhrs, PhD (DePaul University, IL), Diana
Steakley-Freeman (Illinois State University), Olyvia Kuctha
(University of Wisconsin–Green Bay), Kristin C. Flora, PhD (Franklin
College, OH), and Mike Dudley, PhD (Southern Illinois University
Edwardsville). We greatly appreciate their service.
3. Also consider participating in crowdsourcing
research, which has benefits for students, faculty, and science. Psi Chi was an
early proponent of crowdsourcing science, and we encourage you to participate
in these three projects specifically developed for student involvement: CREP, IPP,
and the Archival Project. CREP invites you to replicate published
studies and provides monetary
research awards for completed projects. IPP invites you to add samples of
situational, behavioral, and personality predictors of situations. The Archival Project invites you to read
and code published studies for basic hypotheses and effects. In each case,
there are opportunities for authorship and networking for contributors.
Participate as an individual, in a small group, or as a chapter.
Last but not least, make sure you join our Midwest Psi Chi Facebook
community—a great place to post information, share programs, and get
feedback or help from other chapters.
Regan A. R.
Midwestern Regional Vice-President, 2012–2016