Psychology Department to host Spring 2021 Research Conference

The May 3 virtual event will feature faculty talks and student research poster presentations

The Psychology Department will be hosting their annual Spring Psychology Research Conference on Monday, May 3rd, from 4 – 7:30pm. Two guest speakers will present, followed by awards, and then separate student poster presentations. Zoom links to access the presentations are provided below. We hope you will join us to learn something new and engage in some stimulating discussion!

The entire event will take place on Monday, May 3 from 4 – 7:30pm

Access the conference via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 976 0887 0340

Passcode: PsyConf

The schedule is provided below:

  • 4:00 - Opening Remarks and Logistics
  • 4:05 – 4:40 - Dr. Carla Chugani, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine - Wellness and Resilience for College and Beyond: Promoting Student Mental Health through Coursework. This presentation will provide an overview of the history, development, content, and structure of a college course titled, "Wellness and Resilience for College and Beyond" which was designed as an upstream solution to the rise in mental health problems on college campuses. Data from two recent studies investigating preliminary outcomes, acceptability, appropriateness, and feasibility, will also be presented.
  • 4:40 – 5:15 - Dr. Kirby Deater-Deckard, University of Massachusetts at Amherst - Parent and Child Self-Regulation: Individual Differences, Family Processes. This presentation will present ideas and findings from a collaborative program of research examining individual differences in, and intergenerational transmission of, various aspects of self-regulation within families. Key findings will be highlighted regarding gene-environment processes and parenting behaviors, and the impact of chronic stressors on these processes.
  • 5:15 – 5:45 - Poster Awards - Psi Chi and other awards
  • 5:45 – 7:30 - This time will be spent in separate Zooms, so that each Research Methods course can have their group poster presentations and Q & A. These links are included below:
    • Social/Personality – Dr. Jennifer Fugate via Zoom. Meeting ID: 922 1124 5425; Passcode: 253915
    • Cognitive – Dr. Trina Kershaw via Zoom. Meeting ID: 951 01670138; Passcode:557337
    • Social Relations Dr. Nicholas Zambrotta via Zoom. Meeting ID: 917 9364 4392; Passcode: 717425


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