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The Southwestern Region

The Southwestern Region

Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, Guam, Guatemala.

Latest Regional News

10/03/2019: See Dr. Charlton's Fall Letter to the Southwestern Region.

06/03/2019: Join Psi Chi in Frisco, TX, for the SWPA Convention on April 3–5, 2020.

03/23/2019: Read an article with Psi Chi’s 2019 RMPA Distinguished Lecturer called “Why You Buy, With Paco Underhill.”

Regional VP Fun Fact

Dr. Charlton's favorite psychologist is Dr. B.F. Skinner. He says, "Skinner’s idea of selection by consequences at multiple levels resonates wonderfully with my world view." See more fun facts!


Chapter Spotlight

Nova Southeastern University’s (FL) Joshua Braverman (student) presenting a research poster with Dr. Weylin Sternglanz (advisor) at the 2017 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Convention in San Antonio TX.

2020 SWPA Convention

April 3–5, 2020
Frisco, TX | Omni Frisco Hotel
Visit the SWPA website.
Submissions deadline: November 8, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.
See last year's Psi Chi program at SWPA.

Planning Ahead

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

Other Conventions

Learn about upcoming programming. 

Regional Awards

Regional Research Awards

As a Psi Chi member, you have an opportunity that most students do not: to attend a professional conference, and take advantage of all the benefits it offers. One of those benefits is the chance to present your research. When you present a poster or a paper at SWPA, you gain experience, knowledge, and confidence. You also become eligible to receive one of 12 regional research awards. For more information see:

Regional Travel Grants

There are many reasons to consider attending a SWPA 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 SWPA, you should apply for a Psi Chi travel grant. You may find yourself eligible and have your travel expenses reimbursed!

Regional Chapter Award

The chapters in the Southwestern region are busy learning, serving, and carrying out the Psi Chi mission. If your chapter is a worthy role model, consider applying for a Regional Chapter Award.

Regional Faculty Advisor Award

Does your faculty advisor inspire you? Faculty advisors who serve as role models and mentors deserve recognition! Nominate your faculty advisor to receive a Regional Faculty Advisor Award.

Psi Chi Central Office
651 East 4th Street, Suite 600
Chattanooga, TN 37403

Phone: 423.756.2044 | Fax: 423.265.1529


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