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The Rocky Mountain Region

The Rocky Mountain Region

Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Malaysia, Montana, New Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Utah, Wyoming.

Latest Regional News

03/17/2020: RMPA 2020 has been canceled. Learn more.

10/21/2019: See Dr. Cramblet Alvarez's Fall Letter to the Rocky Mountain Region.

04/25/2019: Join Psi Chi in Denver, Colorado, for the RMPA Convention on April 16–18, 2020.

03/23/2019: Read an article with Psi Chi’s 2019 RMPA Distinguished Lecturer called “Why You Should Care About the History of Psychology, With Cathy Faye, PhD.”

Regional VP Fun Fact

Dr. Cramblet Alvarez's favorite psychologist is Dr. Albert Bandura. She says, "As an educational psychologist, I love Social Learning Theory! And, I got to sit next to him at lunch one time." See more fun facts!


Chapter Spotlight

Members are all smiles at the HELP University Chapter in Malaysia.

2020 RMPA Convention–Canceled

04/16/2020: RMPA—All students, undergraduate and graduate. Psi Chi members and nonmembers may submit their poster or presentation for inclusion in the Psi Chi Research Poster & Paper Repository for RMPA 2020 using the Psi Chi Repository Submission Survey.

03/17/2020: RMPA 2020 has been canceled. Learn more.

April 16–18, 2020
Denver, CO | Denver Marriott Tech Center
Visit the RMPA website.
Submissions deadline: December 9 at 11:59 p.m.
See last year's Psi Chi program at RMPA.


Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer
How Adolescent Neuroscience Research Can Inform Policy

Time and Room TBD
Speaker: Adriana Galván (University of California, Los Angeles)
Read Dr. Galván's Bio

Biography Statement

Adriana Galván, PhD is Professor of Psychology and the Jeffrey/Wenzel Chair in Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of California, Los Angeles. She also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and is a faculty member of the Brain Research Institute at UCLA. Dr. Galván is also on the Leadership Team and Advisory Board of the Center for the Developing Adolescent. Her research focuses on identifying the neural changes in the developing adolescent brain as they relate to adolescent decision-making and motivation with an eye towards informing policies relevant to young people. She uses brain imaging, survey methods, cognitive tests, interviews, and physiological assays to characterize the psychological, neurobiological and biological changes across the transition into and out of adolescence. Current projects examine the interactions among social relationships, sleep, and health with adolescent decision-making, motivation and brain development. Her work has been featured in prestigious peer-reviewed journals such as Neuron, PNAS, Psychological Science, and Journal of Neuroscience, and highlighted in popular outlets such as the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times and cited in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Dr. Galván earned her BA in neuroscience and behavior from Barnard College, Columbia University and a PhD in neuroscience from Cornell University. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Behavior.


Planning Ahead

Thank you to everyone who made Psi Chi’s programming at RMPA 2019 a great success! While we wait for more details about RMPA 2020, you are encouraged to:

Other Conventions

Learn about upcoming programming. 

Regional Awards

Regional Research Awards

If you have done good research, come present it at the RMPA convention. You will gain experience, polish, and meet interesting people—and enjoy everything the convention has to offer. You will also be eligible to win one of six research awards available to members in the Rocky Mountain region.

Learn more by checking out these resources:

Regional Travel Grants

There are lots of good reasons to consider attending the RMPA convention—especially if you’ve got some great research to share. Psi Chi encourages members to take advantage of the opportunity to go by offering Regional Travel Grants.

If you attend RMPA, you should apply for a Psi Chi travel grant—you may find yourself eligible and have your travel expenses reimbursed!

Regional Chapter Award

Although the Rocky Mountain region is one of the smaller Psi Chi regions, there are a considerable number of outstanding chapters in it. If your chapter can serve as a role model for others, apply for the Regional Chapter Award.

Regional Faculty Advisor Award

Faculty advisors serve as organizers, mentors, and models for Psi Chi members. Show your faculty advisor you appreciate all the hard work by nominating him or her to receive the Regional Faculty Advisor Award.

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