Western Psychological Association
April 25–28, Reno, Nev.
The program will feature more than 30 distinguished speakers
and invited symposia in addition to the Terman Teaching
Conference on April 24, statistics workshops and the WPA Film
Festival. Among the highlights are:
• President’s Special Program in Honor of Philip Zimbardo’s
80th birthday: “Career Journeys in Psychology” featuring Philip
Zimbardo, PhD, Elliot Aronson, PhD, Lee Ross, PhD, and
Christina Maslach, PhD.
• The Psi Chi Distinguished Speaker will be Brian Nosek,
PhD, of the University of Virginia, speaking on “Scientific
Utopia: A Radical View.”
• The APA Distinguished Scientist Lecturer will be Lera
Boroditsky, PhD, of Stanford University.
• WPA Presidential Address by Robert Levine, PhD, of
California State University, Fresno: “A Geography of Time.”
• President’s Special Program on the Science of Goodness
and Heroism will feature three sessions featuring the work
of the Heroic Imagination Project, Stanford’s Center for
Compassion and Altruism, and the University of California,
Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center.
• Deborah Layton, author of “Seductive Poison: A
Jonestown Survivor’s Story of Life and Death in the People’s
Temple,” will speak with Philip Zimbardo, PhD, on the
psychology of cults.
• Neil Altman, PhD, author of “The Analyst in the Inner
City,” will speak on psychoanalysis, race and class.
• WPA Award Addresses will be delivered by Jodie Ullman,
PhD (Teaching), George Slavich (Early Career Research) and
Jeffry Wood, PhD (E.E. Jones Clinical and Psychotherapy
Other featured speakers will include Ronald Comer, PhD,
of Princeton University; John Boyd, PhD, social psychologist
at Google; Jerry Burger, PhD, of Santa Clara University;
Constance Jones, PhD, of California State University, Fresno;
Howard Friedman, PhD, of University of California, Riverside;
Jim Blascovich, PhD, of University of California, Santa Barbara;
Steven Hayes, PhD, of University of Nevada, Reno; Delia Saenz,
PhD, of Arizona State University; and Steven Neuberg, PhD, of
Arizona State University.
For more information, visit www.westernpsych.org.
Midwestern Psychological Association
May 2–4, Chicago
The Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting
features papers, posters, workshops and discussion sessions
from researchers across the Midwest and around the world.
This year’s invited speakers include:
• Albert Bandura, PhD, Psi Chi Distinguished Speaker,
• David Buss, PhD, APA G. Stanley Hall Lecturer, University
• Lee Anna Clark, PhD, University of Notre Dame.
• John Holmes, PhD, University of Waterloo.
• Elizabeth Loftus, PhD, University of California, Irvine.
• Jennifer Richeson, PhD, Northwestern University.
• Paul Rozin, PhD, University of Pennsylvania.
• Gary Wenk, PhD, The Ohio State University.
MPA will also host affiliated meetings of the Society for the
Teaching of Psychology, the Society for Community Research
and Action and Psi Chi.