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APS Convention

2015 APS Convention
May 21–24, 2015 | New York Marriott Marquis | New York, NY
Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer

Changing Fear

How do we control fears? Extinction and emotion regulation can be used to control fear via inhibitory signals from the prefrontal cortex to the amygdala. One drawback of these techniques is that fears can return. A more lasting technique may be to target the fear memory itself through influencing reconsolidation.

Elizabeth Phelps, PhD
New York University

Find out more about Dr. Phelps

FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015

Internationalizing Psychology: A Role for Students
9:00–10:20 a.m., Soho
Chair: Maria J. Lavooy (Psi Chi Past-President; Florida Institute of Technology)
Presenters: Susan A. Nolan (Seton Hall University); Martha S. Zlokovich (Psi Chi Executive Director); and Deborah Harris-O'Brien (Psi Chi Eastern Regional Vice-President; Trinity Washington University)
The field of psychology increasingly embraces a broader, more international perspective on research, pedagogy, and practice—and on how psychology is even defined. The panelists will discuss ways that students can seek out international experiences, make their psychology studies more global in nature, and become a part of international networks.

Effective Mentorship: Strategies and Guidelines
10:30–11:50 a.m., Soho

Chair: Maria J. Lavooy (Psi Chi Past-President; Florida Institute of Technology)
Presenters: Jason Young (Psi Chi Past-President, 2013–14; Hunter College); Martha S. Zlokovich (Psi Chi Executive Director); and Maria J. Lavooy (Psi Chi Past-President; Florida Institute of Technology)
The panel will discuss important components of successful mentoring relationships. The discussion will include key elements from identifying a mentor to maximizing the mentorship experience. Benefits include the building of leadership, research, and analytical skills, as well as important networking opportunities leading to graduate school and the work place.

Universities Outside the United States: Bring Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology to Your Campus
12:30–1:30 p.m., APS Exhibit Hall-Events Areas
Presenters: Martha S. Zlokovich (Psi Chi Executive Director); Maria J. Lavooy (Psi Chi Past-President, Florida Institute of Technology); and Jason Young (Psi Chi President, 201213, Hunter College)

This informative and informal session covers what Psi Chi is and how your university can apply for a chapter (local campus group). Learn about departmental and individual benefits, how your undergraduate and graduate students and faculty can join, our 15 international chapters, and the Faculty Advisor (chapter mentor) role.

Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer
Changing Fear
4:00–4:50 p.m., Marquis Salon B–C

Elizabeth A. Phelps, PhD (New York University)

SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015

Are You Underutilizing Psi Chi's Resources?
10:00–11:00 a.m., APS Exhibit Hall-Events Area
Presenters: Betsy Morgan (Psi Chi President, University of Wisconsin–La Crosse); Dan Corts (Psi Chi President-Elect, Augustana College); Maria J. Lavooy (Psi Chi Past-President; Florida Institute of Technology); and Jon Grahe (Incoming Psi Chi President-Elect; Pacific Lutheran University)
Psi Chi offers over $400,000 in financial support and publishes a peer-reviewed Journal indexed in PsycINFO. Additional research tools include online participant support, social media to improve international relationships, and multiple reviewer, leadership, and mentoring opportunities. Join the Executive Board to discover how Psi Chi’s lifetime membership can benefit you.




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