Impression Formation and Objectification.”
• Travis Langley, PhD, Henderson State University, “The
Filter of Fiction: How Batman, Buffy, Breaking Bad, and More
Teach Real Psychology.”
• Heather Berlin, PhD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine,
“The Neuroscience of Free Will: Legal Implications.”
• Baba Brinkman: Canadian rap artist Baba Brinkman is
best known for his award-winning hip-hop theatre shows,
including “The Rap Guide to Evolution” and The “Canterbury
Tales Remixed,” which interpret the works of Darwin
and Chaucer for a modern audience. He will perform an
educational rap on myths in evolutionary psychology.
SWPA affiliate programming includes:
• Southwestern Teachers of Psychology: Stephen Chew,
PhD, Samford University, “The Tragedy of Teaching Psychology:
The Slaying of Ugly Facts by a Beautiful Myth.”
• Society for Applied Multivariate Research: John Bardo,
PhD, Wichita State University, “The Myths of Economic
Development: Reshaping a regional economy on university-based innovation.”
• Psi Chi: Pamela Keel, PhD, Florida State University.
Midwestern Psychological Association
April 30–May 2, Chicago
The Midwestern Psychological Association Meeting will feature
papers, posters, workshops and discussion sessions from
researchers across the Midwest and around the world. This
year’s invited speakers include:
• John B. Pryor, PhD, Purdue University, MPA Presidential
• Susan T. Fiske, PhD, Princeton University, Psi Chi
• Michael J. Dougher, PhD, University of New Mexico, APA
G. Stanley Hall Lecture.
• Roy Baumeister, PhD, Florida State University.
• Brian A. Nosek, PhD, University of Virginia.
• Nora S. Newcombe, PhD, Temple University.
• Ken A. Paller, PhD, Northwestern University.
• Charles S. Carver, PhD, University of Miami.
The following speakers will also offer research methods and
• John Spencer, PhD, University of Iowa, on modeling using
dynamic neural field theory.
• W. Joel Schneider, PhD, Illinois State University, on
• Charles S. Reichardt, PhD, University of Denver, “How to
Be a Brilliant Researcher.”
• Matthew S. Fritz, PhD, University of Nebraska–Lincoln,
“Mediation, Moderation, and Conditional Process Models.”