APAGS Academic Track

This new track from APAGS was designed specifically for students interested in research, psychological science and/or academia.

Sessions

Intersecting Identities in Academic and Clinical Settings
Thursday, Aug. 7
10-10:50 a.m.
APAGS Suite

Students and professionals in academic and clinical settings will engage in conversations around mentoring approaches across diversity dimensions and interesting social identities. Students and professionals of all backgrounds are encouraged to participate.

Disparities in Ethnic Minority Research and Future Directions
Thursday, Aug. 7
11-11:50 a.m.
APAGS Suite

Current and emerging researchers and clinicians will discuss issues facing ethnic minority research now and in the future. Separate tables will be set up for different topics, including (but not limited to) surveying current methodologies and their inherent problems in research in minority communities; developing culturally-sensitive research; networking; and novel approaches to research in ethnic minority communities.

Publish or Perish! What Grad Students Need to Know about Publication and Peer Review
Thursday, Aug. 7
Convention Center
9-9:50 a.m.

Presenters will offer practical advice on how to navigate the publication and peer review process. The goal of this presentation is to demystify the publication process for students and provide them with helpful information they can use in attaining their own academic goals, including beginning steps and how to get started. The presentation will include a discussion with time for Q&A so students can have their specific concerns addressed.

Cutting-Edge Research from Emerging Psychological Scientists: Late-Breaking Poster Session
Friday, Aug. 8
Convention Center, Exhibit Hall
4-4:50 p.m.

Late-breaking research in psychological science by graduate student first authors.

Hands-On Stats: A Guide to Basic Statistical Analyses
Saturday, Aug. 9
APAGS Suite
2-3:50 p.m.

This session will cover how to run basic statistical tests commonly used in psychological research (i.e., descriptives, t-tests, ANOVA, correlation, and regression).  Specifically, participants will walk away knowing (a) what kinds of research questions may be answered using each of these methods, (b) what types of data and assumptions are needed to run each analysis, (c) how to perform each test in SPSS, and (d) how to interpret each tests' output.  This session is intended for students who have some background in statistics and are looking for a practical, skill-focused refresher to help them in their own research.  The session will be hands-on, so please bring your laptop.

Giving Yourself and Edge: Frank Advice on Funding Graduate Research
Sunday, Aug. 10
Convention Center, Exhibit Hall
9-9:50 a.m.

It’s never too early to start honing the skills required to write a top tier grant. This symposium will cover topics ranging from sources of funding to stylistic aspects of grant writing focused on increasing the chances of getting your project funded.