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Midwestern Regional Convention

2018 MPA Convention
April 12–14, 2018 | Palmer House Hilton | Chicago, IL
Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer

We Can't All Be Right:
Psychological and Social Implications
of Intellectual Humility

Differences in intellectual humility have implications for the degree to which people are attuned to the quality of persuasive arguments, derogate those who disagree with them, react to people who change opinions, and behave in ways that promote satisfying close relationships. This address will describe a program of research on intellectual humility, examine the impact of intellectual humility on people’s well-being, and discuss its relevance for ideological divisions in society.

Mark R. Leary, PhD Duke University


Psi Chi Symposium
Start Strong: MPA Conference Orientation
8:15–9:00 a.m., Salon 2
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
8:00–8:40 a.m., Upper Exhibit Hall

Psi Chi Poster Session II
8:50–9:30 a.m., Upper Exhibit Hall

Psi Chi Symposium
Applying to Graduate School in Psychology
9:10–9:50 a.m., Salon 2
Interested in applying to graduate school in psychology? This session will review common application materials and training options available in psychology. In addition, tips to maximize success in your applications will be discussed.

Psi Chi Poster Session III
9:40–10:20 a.m., Upper Exhibit Hall

Psi Chi Symposium
Speed Mentoring
10:30–11:20 a.m., Salon 2
What can you do with a degree in psychology? What options are available for graduate school in psychology, and what do different types of psychologists do? What are the differences between clinical, counseling, and school psychologists? Faculty from different disciplines in psychology will be on hand to answer your questions about the different areas of psychology and career opportunities, and will provide one-on-one advice for psychology majors.

Psi Chi Poster Session IV
10:30–11:10 a.m., Upper Exhibit Hall

Psi Chi Poster Session V
11:20 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Upper Exhibit Hall

Psi Chi Symposium
Psi Chi Presidential Initiative: Help Helped Me

11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m., Salon 2
As part of Psi Chi’s presidential initiative to help destigmatize mental health treatment seeking, this session will explore the topic “help helped me.” Come discuss the presidential initiative, factors that negatively and positively affect help-seeking, and how your Psi Chi chapter can help to destigmatize mental health services.

Psi Chi Poster Session VI
12:10–12:50 p.m., Upper Exhibit Hall

Psi Chi Symposium
Data Blitz Session I
12:30–1:40 p.m., Salon 2

Psi Chi Symposium
Everything You Wanted to Know About the GRE (and How to Do Your BEST at It)
2:05–3:00 p.m., Salon 2
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 Awards and Reception
3:305:00 p.m., Crystal
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 13, 2018

Psi Chi Symposium
Data Blitz Session II
8:10–9:05 a.m., Salon 2

Psi Chi Poster Session VII
8:30–9:10 a.m., Upper Exhibit Hall

Success as a Graduate Researcher: Learn From MPA Graduate Student Research Award Winners
9:10–10:05 a.m., Salon 2
Join this panel of 2018 Midwestern Psychological Association Graduate Student Research Award winners to learn more about how to be a successful researcher. This is an excellent opportunity to ask these successful graduate student researchers about how research differs in graduate school and how to be successful.

Psi Chi Poster Session VIII
9:20–10:10 a.m., Upper Exhibit Hall

Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer
We Can’t All Be Right: Psychological and Social Implications of Intellectual Humility
10:30–11:30 a.m., Red Lacquer Room
Mark R. Leary (Duke University)

Conversation Hour With Dr. Leary
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Red Lacquer Room
All students are invited to join a conversation hour with Dr. Leary immediately after his talk.

Psi Chi Symposium
So You Want to Be a Graduate Student? An Inside Look at Life as a Grad Student
12:451:45 p.m., Salon 2
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 Symposium
Psi Chi Leadership: How to Increase Chapter Effectiveness
2:00–2:50 p.m., Salon 2
This interactive panel discussion will focus on different ways to increase the effectiveness of your Psi Chi chapter. We will discuss different ways to recruit new members, recruit new officers, invite speakers, get involved in research projects, and engage in fund-raising and service projects. In addition, we will discuss ideas for increasing cross-chapter collaboration on research and service projects.

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Melissa T. Buelow, PhD
The Ohio State University–Newark

Biographical Information

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Ontario

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