WPA Award Addresses will be delivered by Barbara
Tabachnick, PhD (life achievement), Mark Costanzo, PhD
(teaching), Jason Reimer, PhD (early career research), Adele
Eskeles Gottfried, PhD (social responsibility) and George
Slavich, PhD (E.E. Jones clinical/psychotherapy research).
Many of the presentations this year are eligible for continuing-education credit.
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Midwestern Psychological Association, May 3–5,
Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.
Approximately 2,000 psychologists and students will participate
in a three-day conference dedicated to the advancement
and dissemination of psychological science. The conference
features nine major invited addresses, 40 invited talks, symposia
spanning all major areas of psychology, workshops on teaching
and statistics, and presentations submitted by the membership.
Mary Kite, PhD, of Ball State University, will give the MPA
presidential address. Other speakers include Leona Aiken,
PhD, of Arizona State University; Linda Bartoshuk, PhD, of the
University of Florida; John Dovidio, PhD, of Yale University;
Alice Eagly, PhD, of Northwestern University; Diane Halpern,
PhD, of Claremont McKenna College; Richard McNally, PhD, of
Harvard University; and Rebecca Treiman, PhD, of Washington
University St. Louis.
Invited symposia will cover topics such as math
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achievement (Sian Beilock, PhD), brain plasticity and behavior
(Russell Brown, PhD), goal attainment and self-regulation
(Kentaro Fujita, PhD) and others. Faculty and students
interested in developing their research skills can participate in
John Kruschke’s statistics workshop “Introduction to Doing
Bayesian Data Analysis” and Holmes Finch’s “The Practical
Application of Item Response Theory to Psychological
Psychologists interested in teaching can participate
in activities organized by the Society for the Teaching of
Psychology, including talks by Dana Dunn, PhD, Mitchell
Handelsman, PhD, Neil Lutsky, PhD, and others. This year’s Psi
Chi Distinguished Speaker is James Pennebaker, PhD.
New England Psychological Association, Oct. 12–13,
Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass.
This meeting is still in its planning stages, but will include
symposia, workshops and poster sessions. In addition, the
Northeast Conference for the Teaching of Psychology will
meet with NEPA on Oct. 12 and Psi Chi will hold a full day of
programming on Oct. 13.
The APA Distinguished Scientist Lecturer will be Howard
Rachlin, PhD, of the State University of New York, Stony Brook.
Check the NEPA website http://nepa.cloverpad.org/ for the
call for submissions and programming information. n