Southeastern Regional Spring 2013 Letter
Dear Psi Chi members,
Happy New Year! I’m
writing to share two pieces of information with you that I hope you find
SEPA Travel Grants and Programming Information
most likely know, the Southeastern Psychological Association conference will be
held from March 13–16 in Atlanta, GA. Psi Chi has budgeted over $4,500 to help
undergraduate and graduate members in our region pay for their travel expenses
to this conference. Each winning applicant will receive funding up to
At the time of submission, the applicant must be a Psi Chi member
and either a graduate or undergraduate student. Presenting at the conference
will enhance the competitiveness of the application but is not
If you are interested, submit an application by February 1,
2013 at: https://www.scholarselect.com/scholarships/5143-2013-sepa-regional-travel-grant-
have several sessions at the conference that have been developed with our
members in mind.
||GRAD SCHOOL TALK
Preparing for Graduate School:Long-Term Preparation Strategies
|Dr. Tara Collins Winthrop
||GRAD SCHOOL TALK
Preparing for Graduate School: “I Am Applying This Semester”
|Dr. Steven Berman UCF–Daytona
From Mass Shootings to Natural Disasters: Understanding
Trauma and How It Impacts Our Sense of Safety
|Dr. Melissa Reeves Winthrop
Becoming a Better Leader: Lessons to Be Learned From
|Dr. Donna Nelson Winthrop
Diversity Quiz Bowl: Grab a friend and take part in a
fun-filled, low-stress quiz bowl including prizes and give-aways. No
preparation is necessary.
|Dr. Darren Ritzer Winthrop
Please plan to join us if you
can. Additional information about the conference, including registration and
hotel details, can be found at www.sepaonline.com.
for Research Experience and Publishable Data
Psi Chi is partnering with
Psi Beta in encouraging participation in the International Situations Project as
a way to increase student research.
How do students
Research experience. Data to present or publish. Resume
How do chapters benefit?
All chapters that
participate (by providing at least 80 participants) will receive a voucher for
$40 in free merchandise from Psi Chi.
How does Psi Chi
Participation in this project helps Psi Chi fulfill its
mission of contributing to the science of psychology. It also affords the
opportunity to collaborate with Psi Beta, the National Honor Society in
Psychology for Community and Junior Colleges.
What do students
Please be in touch if you have
any questions or if I can do anything to assist you. Best wishes for a
- Designate a representative/contact person for your chapter.
- Have your representative contact Jon Grahe at email@example.com, to begin the
process. Please copy me at firstname.lastname@example.org on the
- Submit an IRB (Institutional Review Board) form to your school Human
Subjects Committee (samples available–contact me at email@example.com).
- Create two log-in codes: The Study ID and the Participant ID. The Study ID
is BETA-CHI (all upper case). The Participant IDs must be prepared by each
chapter. You must prepare a set of at least 80 unique participant IDs using
the following structure. Use all caps for letters.
- First two letters: PC (Psi Chi)
- Next set of letters are the first letters of school. Examples:
UWGB—University of Wisconsin, Green Bay.
- Next two characters indicate the state, such as for WI—Wisconsin, etc.
- Final three characters are participant numbers, starting with 001,
followed by 002, and so on. Prepare a minimum of 80 codes (001 through 080
or higher) and put the codes in a column format (as shown below). If you
plan to have more than 80 participants, you’ll need to create a unique code
for each person (80 and higher). Remember to put a comma after each
code—this is very important!
- Example of codes for the first three participants at UW–Green
- Send a copy of your participant codes to Esther Guillaume:
- When your codes are uploaded to the ISP website, Esther will send you a
confirmatory email. After hearing from Esther, you can begin having
participants log on and get started.
- Have your participants begin.
- The link to the ISP website is
- Most of your participants will choose the English (US) flag. Instruct
international students to select the appropriate flag.
- After selecting the flag, participants will be directed to the log-in
- Participants should enter the Study ID: BETA-CHI unique code.
- Participants should then enter the code you give them in the Participant
- Congratulations! Once you have provided 80 or more participants to the
study, your representative will be allowed to access the data for research
purposes. You can examine the over 100 variables to determine what research
question(s) you might like to pursue.
Merry J. Sleigh, PhD
Psi Chi Southeastern
Fax: (803) 323-2371