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Since 1929, psychology's national honor society, Psi Chi, has offered opportunities for students' professional development at APA's Annual Convention-and this year is no exception. Its 2004 Honolulu program, which will commemorate the society's 75th anniversary, features student research sessions, a timely talk about the Brown v. Board of Education 50th anniversary and a commemorative dinner cruise in Honolulu Harbor on July 30, where students can network with seasoned psychologists. The cruise-which is free for Psi Chi student members-will depart from the Aloha Tower and sail down the Waikiki coastline.

Other Psi Chi programs at convention include:

The Frederick Howell Lewis Distinguished Lecture-"How identity activation shapes behavior: social, cultural and developmental evidence"-by Harvard University's Nalini Ambady, PhD, on Wednesday, July 28, at 1 p.m.

The Psi Chi Poster Session, on Wednesday, July 28, at 1 p.m., featuring research by student Psi Chi members on topics such as parent-training on child compliance and long-term psychotherapy.

"Strategies for launching a successful career with a bachelor's in psychology," which will feature talks by Tara Kuther, PhD, of Western Connecticut State University, and Betsy Morgan, PhD, of the University of Wisconsin, on Thursday, July 29, at 10 a.m.

The Psi Chi Research Award Presentations and Award Ceremony on Thursday, July 29, at 11 a.m., which will honor the graduate and undergraduate student winners of this year's Psi Chi awards.

"Advice for a successful application to graduate school," on Friday, July 30, at 9 a.m., which will include talks by Rebecca Stoddart, PhD, of St. Mary's College, and Carla Reyes, PhD, of the University of Utah.

"Psychology and the Brown v. Board of Education decision," on Saturday, July 31, at noon, which will explore how the landmark Supreme Court case influenced psychology. The session is co-sponsored by APA Divisions 26 (Society for the History of Psychology) and 41 (American-Psychology Law Society) and Psi Beta, the psychology honor society for community colleges.

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