Psychology students from all 4 CSU campuses (Central, Eastern, Southern, Western) are invited to submit abstracts for posters to be presented as part of the Fourteenth Annual CSU Psychology Day Celebration, on Thursday, May 12, 2011 (This is a reading day, and no classes are scheduled).
Psychology Day is a day-long event filled with scholarly and social activities. These will include the keynote address by Dr. Jeremy Wolfe, oral presentations by students, a student poster session, and food. This year, Western Research Day is also held on the same day and everyone is welcome to attend Western Research Day.
Students who have never attended a professional conference may be unfamiliar with poster sessions. In these sessions, presenters prepare posters that briefly describe some research or other activity (literature review, internship) in which they were engaged. Posters contain text as well as pictures, graphs, or other visual material that help explain their findings. Posters are displayed in a large hall and visitors walk around to view them. The authors stand by their posters and discuss their work one-on-one with people who stop by and who may have questions and comments.
The poster submissions briefly describe the projects that were done as part of undergraduate or graduate research courses, a master's thesis, internship experiences, or literature review papers done as part of an independent study or class assignment. The author(s) of selected outstanding poster abstracts will be invited to make a brief oral presentation during the Psychology Day session. In addition, there will be several prizes for outstanding posters.
Students must be first author on all posters. Students should have the faculty member who supervised their project review and approve their abstracts (described below) before the abstracts are submitted.
Participating in such events can prepare students for a professional career. Graduate schools and employers look favorably on such experience. It is exciting to discuss your work with others in the field of psychology. Your name, the title of your presentation, and a brief abstract of your work will appear in a brochure of the program.
Specific information on proposal submission and poster construction is contained on the links below.
Questions? Contact Dr. Rondall Khoo at 203.837.8727 or KhooR@wcsu.edu
Psychology Day Local Committee: Dr. Rondall Khoo (chair), Dr. Norine Jalbert, Dr. Robin Flanagan, Dr. Tara Kuther, and Dr. Patricia O'Neill
This conference was funded in part by Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology [www.psichi.org]