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Psychology's regional meetings are a gold mine for deepening students' knowledge and making new connections. If you are looking for opportunities to hear exceptional speakers, to present your research, to find a mentor or to connect with new colleagues, add a regional meeting to your calendar.

Southeastern Psychological Association

Feb. 21-24: New Orleans www.sepaonline.com

Louis Penner, PhD, of the Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University, will give an address on parents' empathy and children's pain during cancer treatments. Lula Beatty, PhD, chief of the Special Populations Office at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, will discuss health disparities research in drug abuse. APA Distinguished Scientist Lecturer Steven Lopez, PhD, of the University of California, Los Angeles, will speak on "Conceptions of Culture: Implications for Clinical Research and Practice." Morton Ann Gernsbacher, PhD, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss "The Science of Autism: Beyond the Myths and Misconceptions" in the Association for Psychological Science (APS) William James Distinguished Lecture.

Eastern Psychological Association

March 22-25: Philadelphia www.easternpsychological.org

Allen Neuringer, PhD, of Reed College, will speak on "Science, Choice and Free Will"; Philip Hineline, PhD, of Temple University, will give the president's address on "The Extended Psychological Present"; and Distinguished Psi Chi Speaker Barry Schwartz, PhD, of Swarthmore College, will discuss "The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less." Invited addresses in the areas of animal learning, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, neuropsychology and social psychology are also on the program.

Southwest Psychological Association

April 5-7: Ft. Worth, Texas www.swpsych.org

Alice H. Eagly, PhD, of Northwestern University, will discuss in her S.B. Sells Lecture how women have both advantage and disadvantage as leaders. William Buskist, PhD, of Auburn University, will present his Harry Kirke Wolfe Lecture on "Pathways to Excellence in the Teaching of Psychology." David R. Cross, PhD, of Texas Christian University, will present an invited address on interventions for relationship-disturbed children. Ian McGregor, PhD, of York University in Toronto, will speak on "Ideological Zeal: Why Do People Go to Extremes?"

Rocky Mountain Psychological Association

April 12-14: Denver www.rockymountainpsych.org

C. Daniel Batson, PhD, of the University of Kansas, will present on "Moral Motivation: Integrity or Hypocrisy?" Tom Pyszcynski, PhD, of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, will share his latest research on terror management. David A. Kenny, PhD, an expert in interpersonal perception from the University of Connecticut, will deliver the APA Distinguished Scientist Lecture. Carolyn Rovee-Collier, of Rutgers, will present the APS William James Distinguished Lecture. David G. Myers, PhD, of Hope College, will deliver the Council of Teachers of Undergraduate Psychology invited lecture. Also, a teaching pre-conference will be held before RMPA.

Western Psychological Association

May 3-6: Vancouver, British Columbia www.westernpsych.org

Invited symposia include "New Frontiers in Mind-Body Science: From Cells to Societies and Back Again"; "Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Detection, Diagnosis and Criminal Defendants"; and "The Hidden Side of Cognition: Laboratory Studies Revealing Overlooked Aspects of Everyday Experience." WPA is offering several statistical and methodological workshops. Also, the Lewis M. Terman Western Regional Teaching Conference will be held before the WPA meeting.

Midwestern Psychological Association

May 3-5: Chicago www.midwesternpsych.org

Presenters will include Gregory Meyer, PhD, of the University of Toledo; Mark McDaniel, PhD, of Washington University in St. Louis; Lynn Liben, PhD, of Penn State University; Constantine Sedikides, PhD, of the University of Southampton in England; and Meredith West, PhD, of Indiana University. Scott Lilienfeld, PhD, of Emory University, will present the Psi Chi invited address. Edward Diener, PhD, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will present the APS William James Distinguished Lecture. APA's Science Directorate will sponsor a session on getting an academic job in psychology. The APA Research Office is sponsoring a session on work force trends in psychology.

New England Psychological Association

Oct. 19-20: Danbury, Conn. www.nepa-info.org

NEPA is still planning for its annual meeting, to be held at Western Connecticut State University. Nora Newcombe, PhD, of Temple University, will present the G. Stanley Hall lecture, and Norman Berkowitz, PhD, of Boston College, will receive the 2007 Distinguished Contributions Award. The meeting is preceded by the Northeastern Conference for Teachers of Psychology.


Martha Boenau is assistant director of APA's precollege and undergraduate programs.