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Southwestern Regional Convention
 

2018 SWPA Convention
April 1315, 2018 Houston, TX | Hilton Americas-Houston

Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer

The Nurture Effect:
How the Science of Human Behavior Can Improve Our Lives and Our World

The Nurture Effect is a fascinating look at the evolution of behavioral science, the revolutionary way it’s changing the way we live, and how nurturing environments can increase people’s well-being in virtually every aspect of our society, from early childhood education to corporate practices. What if there were a way to prevent criminal behavior, mental illness, drug abuse, poverty, and violence? [More...]

Anthony Biglan, PhD
Oregon Research Institute
 Learn about Dr. Biglan.
 

FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018

Psi Chi Symposium
Psi Chi/Psi Beta—Help Helped Me!
Supporting Help-Seeking Behavior in Others

8:00–9:30 a.m., Lanier Grand Ballroom K
Chair: Shannon Riedmueller (University of Central Arkansas)
Participants: University of Central Arkansas Psi Chi Chapter, South Texas College Psi Beta Chapter, Collin College Psi Beta Chapter, Lonestar College-Harris County, and North Lake College

Psi Chi Regional Research Award Presentations I
9:30–10:30 a.m., Lanier Grand Ballroom K
Chair: Shawn R. Charlton (Psi Chi Southwestern Regional Vice-President, University of Central Arkansas)
Presenters: Elisabeth Ponce-Garcia (Cameron University), Brittany Nesbitt (Baylor University), and Cana Quave (University of Houston)

Psi Chi Invited Speaker
Open Science Initiatives Promote Diverse, Just, and Sustainable Research Practices

10:30–11:30 a.m., Lanier Grand Ballroom K
Chair: Seungyeon Lee (University of Arkansas, Monticello)
Speaker: Jon Grahe (Psi Chi Past-President, Pacific Lutheran University)

Psi Chi Leadership Development
Building Professional Networks

1:00–2:00 p.m., Lanier Grand Ballroom K
Chair: Shawn R. Charlton (Psi Chi Southwestern Regional Vice-President, University of Central Arkansas)
Presenter: Caitlin Porter (University of Houston)

Psi Chi Regional Research Award Presentations II
2:15–3:15 p.m., Lanier Grand Ballroom K
Chair: Sandy Parsons (Rice University)
Presenters: Brittany Mangold (Oklahoma State University), Mollie Stowe (Oklahoma Baptist University), and Savannah Tompkins

Psi Chi Workshop
In Our Own Voices—Understanding Stigma

3:30–4:30 p.m., Lanier Grand Ballroom K    
Chair: Veda Charlton (University of Central Arkansas)
Presenter: Cheron Carter (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and Kevin Cotter (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Psi Chi/SWPA Poster Showcase
5:30–6:30 p.m., Lanier Grand Ballroom A/B/D/E
Highlights excellent student posters from Psi Chi and SWPA.

SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018

Psi Chi Regional Research Award Presentations III
8:00–9:00 a.m., Lanier Grand Ballroom K    
Chair: Shawn R. Charlton (Psi Chi Southwestern Regional Vice-President, University of Central Arkansas)
Presenters: Mark Pernik (Austin College), Austin Bateman (University of Central Arkansas), and Ashley Hughes

Diversity Matters for Professional Growth:
Psi Chi Benefits for Minority and Non-Traditional Students

9:00–10:00 a.m., Lanier Grand Ballroom K
Chair: Seungyeon Lee (University of Arkansas, Monticello)

Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer
The Nurture Effect

10:00–11:00 a.m., Lanier Grand Ballroom K
Chair: Shawn R. Charlton (Psi Chi Southwestern Regional Vice-President, University of Central Arkansas)
Speaker: Anthony Biglan (The Oregon Research Institute)

Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer Q & A
11:00–11:30 a.m., Lanier Grand Ballroom K
Chair: Elizabeth Ruiz
Speaker: Anthony Biglan (The Oregon Research Institute)


Psi Chi Chapter Exchange:
How Do We Pay for This? Chapter Fund-Raising Ideas

1:00–2:00 p.m., Lanier Grand Ballroom K
Chair: Felix Wu (Rice University)
Discussants: Sandy Parsons (Rice University), Shawn R. Charlton (Psi Chi Southwestern Regional Vice-President, University of Central Arkansas), and Seungyeon Lee (University of Arkansas, Monticello)

Psi Chi Regional Research Award Presentations IV
2:15–3:15 p.m, Lanier Grand Ballroom K
Chair: Seungyeon Lee (University of Arkansas, Monticello)
Presenters: Andy Torres (The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley), Amber Isaac (Oklahoma Baptist University), and Rebekah Urban (Austin College)

Psi Chi Workshop
Supporting and Advocating for Mental Health Services

3:30–4:30 p.m., Lanier Grand Ballroom K
Chair: Veda Charlton (University of Central Arkansas)
Presenter: Brenda Lavar (The National Alliance on Mental Illness)

SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018

So Many Opportunities, So Little Time:
Getting the Most Out of a Psi Chi Membership

8:00–9:00 a.m., Lanier Grand Ballroom L
Chair: Shawn R. Charlton (Psi Chi Southwestern Regional Vice-President, University of Central Arkansas)
Discussants: Jon Grahe (Psi Chi Past-President, Pacific Lutheran University), Seungyeon Lee (University of Arkansas, Monticello), and Sandy Parsons (Rice University)

Psi Chi Leadership Development:
You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression

9:15–10:15 a.m., Grand Lanier Ballroom L
Chair: Sandy Parsons (Rice University)
Speaker: Elizabeth Ruiz

Psi Chi Science Series
SWPA Presentation? Done. Now Submit Your Work for Possible Publication in the Psi Chi Journal.

10:30–11:30 a.m., Grand Lanier Ballroom L
Chair: Shawn R. Charlton (Psi Chi Southwestern Regional Vice-President, University of Central Arkansas)
Discussant: Jon Grahe (Psi Chi Past-President, Pacific Lutheran University)


 
 
Shawn R. Charlton, PhD
University of Central Arkansas

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