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Midwestern Regional Convention
 

2019 MPA Convention
April 11–13, 2019 | Palmer House Hilton | Chicago, IL 

 Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer

Gender Stereotypes Have Changed But the Changes Are Surprising

Given women’s large-scale entry into paid labor and their growing educational advantage over men as well as men’s increasing domestic labor, a plausible prediction is that the classic gender stereotypes of female communion and male agency are moving toward androgyny. However, a meta-analysis that integrated 16 nationally representative U.S. opinion polls on gender stereotypes extending from 1946 to 2018 found quite different results. Interpretation of these findings emphasizes the origins of gender stereotypes in the social roles of women and men.

 Alice Eagly, PhD  Northwestern University

Thursday, April 11, 2019 

Psi Chi Symposium
Start Strong: MPA Conference Orientation

8:30–9:15 a.m. | Salon 2
Jamie L. Bromley (Franklin College)

How do you get the most out of a professional conference? This session provides tips on maximizing your conference experience including key sessions to take in, staying alert and healthy, and social networking. 

Psi Chi Poster Session I
Developmental & Social

8:00–8:45 a.m. | Upper Exhibit Hall

Psi Chi Poster Session II
Applied, Industrial Organizational & Social

8:50–9:35 a.m. | Upper Exhibit Hall

Psi Chi Symposium
Getting In: Applying to Graduate Programs

9:30–10:15 a.m. | Salon 2
R. Eric Landrum (Psi Chi Past-President, Boise State University), Lindsey Root Luna (Psi Chi Midwestern Regional Vice-President, Hope College), Scott VanderStoep (Hope College)

Interested in applying to graduate school in psychology? This session will review common application materials and training options available in psychology, including CVs and personal statements, finding the right fit in a graduate program, preparing for the GRE, asking for recommendation letters, and how to put your best foot forward in interviews. In addition, tips to maximize success in your applications will be discussed.

Psi Chi Poster Session III
Cognitive & Other

9:40–10:25 a.m. | Upper Exhibit Hall

Psi Chi Poster Session IV
Biological & Social

10:30–11:15 a.m. | Upper Exhibit Hall

Psi Chi Symposium
Everything You Wanted to Know About the GRE (and how to do your BEST at it)

10:30–11:15 a.m. | Salon 2
Matthew Bashi-Kadlubowski (Educational Testing Services; ETS)

Many students fear the GRE and many do not do well on it. What is the best way to study for it? What is the GRE (and GRE-psychology subject test)comprised of? The session presented by a representative of the group that created and administers the GRE will provide detailed information on the GRE including best ways to prepare. Make sure to be there for the great handout.

Psi Chi Poster Session V
Clinical & Health

11:20 a.m.–12:05 p.m. | Upper Exhibit Hall

Psi Chi Symposium
Psi Chi Is For You! Yes, You!
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. | Salon 2
David Kreiner (University of Central Missouri), Martha Zlokovich (Psi Chi Executive Director)

Psi Chi membership is for life. This session will focus on how Psi Chi members can stay involved and benefit from membership, whether they are undergraduate students, graduate students, or faculty. We will review available benefits, resources, career development opportunities, grants, and awards.

Psi Chi Poster Session VI
Cognitive & Positive

12:10–12:55 p.m. | Upper Exhibit Hall

Psi Chi Symposium
Data Blitz Session I

12:30–1:50 p.m. | Salon 2
Chair: Lindsey Root Luna (Psi Chi Midwestern Regional Vice-President, Hope College)

Psi Chi Symposium 
Research with Psi Chi: Support, Grants, Awards, and Publishing, Oh My! 

2:00–2:50 p.m. | Salon 2 
Tyler Miller (South Dakota State University), Martha Zlokovich (Psi Chi Executive Director)

Psi Chi has a variety of ways to support you in your research as an undergraduate, graduate students, and even as a faculty member. Come to learn about the ways that Psi Chi can facilitate your research agenda, from finding mentors or collaborators, funding your research, achieving recognition through awards, to publishing in a peer-reviewed journal! 

Psi Chi Awards Presentation and Reception
3:30–4:50 p.m. | Adams Ballroom
Hosts: Lindsey Root Luna (Psi Chi Midwestern Regional Vice-President, Hope College), R. Eric Landrum (Psi Chi Past-President, Boise State University), Martha Zlokovich (Psi Chi Executive Director)
Psi Chi Midwestern Steering Committee: Jamie Bromley (Franklin College), Jonathan Hammersley (Western Illinois University), Anna Lanholz (Hope College), David Kreiner (University of Central Missouri) Tyler Miller (South Dakota State University), Bryant Stone (Southern Illinois University)

All Psi Chi students and faculty advisors are invited to come and enjoy some refreshments and to recognize the achievements of our student researchers. Awards will be presented at 4:00 p.m..

Friday, April 12, 2019

Psi Chi Poster Session VII
Social & Other

8:30–9:15 a.m. | Upper Exhibit Hall

Psi Chi Symposium
So You Want to be a Graduate Student? An Inside Look

8:30–9:15 a.m. | Salon 2
Chair: Bryant Stone (Southern Illinois University)
Panelists: Emily Bartholomay (Southern Illinois University), Amanda Chamberlain (Southern Illinois University), Sydney Timmer-Murillo (Marquette University), Amy Walen (Western Illinois University), Tracy Walters (Western Illinois University)

When students first arrive at their graduate programs, culture shock can set in as the expectations and norms of learning are often different from the experiences in an undergraduate program. In this session, current graduate students from Master’s and Doctoral programs will be available to answer your questions to help you make the leap from undergraduate to graduate school.

Psi Chi Roundtable
Graduate Faculty Conversations

8:30-9:15 a.m. | Salon 9
Chair: Jonathan Hammersley (Western Illinois University)
Panelists: Kris Kelly (Western Illinois University), Rebecca Gilbertson (University of Minnesota, Duluth), Eugene Mathes (Western Illinois University)


Planning to apply for graduate school, but have questions about what programs and future mentors are looking for? Bring your questions to a roundtable discussion with experienced graduate school mentors, available to discuss their own research, the qualities and skills they look for in potential graduate students, and more. 

Psi Chi Poster Session VIII 
Clinical, Experimental, & Social 
9:30–10:15 a.m. | Upper Exhibit Hall

Psi Chi Symposium
Data Blitz Session II

9:30–10:15 a.m. | Salon 2
Chair: David Kreiner (University of Central Missouri) 

Psi Chi Roundtable
Graduate Faculty Conversations
9:30-10:15 a.m. | Salon 9
Chairs: Jonathan Hammersley (Western Illinois University), Bryant Stone (Southern Illinois University)
Panelists: Rebecca Gilbertson (University of Minnesota, Duluth), Kris Kelly (Western Illinois University), Eugene Mathes (Western Illinois University), Kathleen Schmidt (Southern Illinois University)


Planning to apply for graduate school, but have questions about what programs and future mentors are looking for? Bring your questions to a roundtable discussion with experienced graduate school mentors, available to discuss their own research, the qualities and skills they look for in potential graduate students, and more. 

Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer
Gender Stereotypes Have Changed But the Changes Are Surprising

10:30–11:30 a.m. | Red Lacquer
Speaker: Alice Eagly (Northwestern University) 

Chairs: Lindsey Root Luna (Psi Chi Midwestern Regional Vice-President, Hope College), R. Eric Landrum (Psi Chi Past-President, Boise State University), Martha Zlokovich (Psi Chi Executive Director)

Conversation Hour With Dr. Eagly
11:30–12:30 p.m. | Red Lacquer Room
Chair: Lindsey Root Luna (Psi Chi Midwestern Regional Vice-President, Hope College)

All students are invited to join a conversation hour with Dr. Eagly immediately after her talk.

Psi Chi Symposium
Taking the Road More Traveled: Using Your Psychology Degree in the Workforce

2:00–2:50 p.m. | Salon 2
Jamie L. Bromley (Franklin College), R. Eric Landrum (Psi Chi Past-President, Boise State University), Scott VanderStoep (
Hope College)

Baccalaureate graduates enter the workforce facing several challenges, including uncertainty about how to market the skills they have gained as psychology majors to employers. This session will focus on helping undergraduates to recognize and highlight transferable skills; find a satisfying job; and adjust expectations to the realities of a workplace structure far different from college. Options for strengthening workplace readiness will be discussed.

Psi Chi Symposium
Increasing Accessibility and Extending Psychology's Reach: Psi Chi's Monthly Webinar Series

2:00–2:50 p.m. | Salon 9
Susanna M. Gallor (Psi Chi Diversity Director, University of Massachusetts)

Psi Chi’s new monthly webinar series shares psychological research about a broad range of topics reflecting human diversity and experiences across the lifespan. Psychology faculty and students around the world can participate. This talk also will present a snapshot of one webinar about applying social justice principles to psychology undergraduate education. 

 

 
 
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Lindsey Root Luna, PhD
Hope College (MI)
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