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Western Regional Fall Letter

Dear fellow Psi Chi Members, Chapter Officers, and Faculty Advisors,
As we begin the academic year, I want to send you this brief letter to identify some news and exciting opportunities.

  • First, did you see the new website at There are too many improvements to list, but ease of new member registration and access to valuable information are both vast improvements.
  • The 2013 regional meeting of WPA will convene April 24–27, 2013, at the Portland Marriott Downtown in Portland, OR. The submission deadline for symposia, papers, or poster presentations is November 15, 2012, and your research can be submitted at Remember, to win the Psi Chi WPA Regional Research Award, you must be a student and apply when you submit your abstract.
  • Each year at WPA, Psi Chi hosts a number of engaging, student-focused sessions. We begin with a student poster session Friday morning, April 25. Later that afternoon, Psi Chi’s Distinguished Lecturer Morton Ann Gernsbacher, PhD, (University of Wisconsin–Madison) will give a talk entitled "Diverse Brains.” Psi Chi also offers sessions on graduate school, leadership, and diversity. We conclude the convention with a chapter exchange and awards ceremony. Please plan to come to the exchange to enjoy some collegiality with Psi Chi members from across the region. Finalized schedules and distinguished lecturer information will be posted on the Psi Chi website under WPA Regional Convention early this spring.
  • Stay active in the Psi Chi community all year through Facebook with the Central Office and the Western Region. Connect with nearby or distant chapters. If you are planning an event with a Psi Beta chapter, consider applying for a Collaboration Grant due January 20 to help fund the event. Psi Chi is an international community, so take advantage of that diversity.

I hope to see you at WPA this year. Please contact me in the meantime if you have questions.

Jon Grahe

Jon Grahe, PhD
Psi Chi Western Regional Vice-President

Executive Editor, The Journal of Social Psychology

Council of Undergraduate Research, Psychology Councilor
Department of Psychology
Pacific Lutheran University

(253) 535-7394


Jon Grahe, PhD
Pacific Lutheran University
Biographical Information

Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Canada–British Columbia

University of Hawaii–West Oahu


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