Beginning in March, psychology's regional association meetings will feature programming on the latest in research, practice and education, continuing-education workshops, and talks by prominent researchers and academicians. Here are highlights, dates and locations for each meeting:
Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA), March 10-13, Atlanta
The SEPA meeting will celebrate the association's 50th anniversary and feature symposia, posters, invited experts and distinguished speakers such as:
John Lochman, PhD, of the University of Alabama, presenting "Cognitive-behavioral interventions with aggressive children: preventive effects on delinquency and substance use."
Philip Kendall, PhD, of Temple University, presenting "A lifetime of anxiety: from a research point of view."
Anthony Spirito, PhD, of Brown University, presenting "Adolescent attempted suicide: community treatment, clinical trials and the gap in-between."
William Mikulas, PhD, of the University of West Florida, presenting "Buddhist and Western psychologies: a practical synthesis."
Tiffany M. Field, PhD, of the University of Miami School of Medicine, who will present an APA G. Stanley Hall Lecture on "Touch therapy research."
The SEPA meeting will also offer continuing-education workshops. For more information, visit www.sepaonline.com.
Southwestern Psychological Association (SWPA), April 8-10, San Antonio
SWPA's 50th anniversary meeting will feature invited lectures by APA CEO Norman B. Anderson, PhD, APA Past-president Robert Sternberg, PhD, of Yale University, and APA President Diane F. Halpern, PhD, of Claremont McKenna College. Joshua Aronson, PhD, of New York University, will discuss his research on stereotype threat, and Ludy Benjamin, PhD, of Texas A&M University, will present a talk on Inez Beverly Prosser, PhD, the first African-American woman to earn a psychology doctorate.
Other key speakers include:
Psi Chi National Past-president Jesse Purdy, PhD, presenting on the future of Psi Chi.
John Gabrieli, PhD, of Stanford University, presenting an APA Distinguished Scientist Lecture on "How the human brain regulates thoughts, feelings and memories: evidence from functional neuroimaging."
SWPA President Kenneth Weaver, PhD, presenting "Flexibility inside the vise: high school psychology and state certification."
C. Rick Snyder, PhD, of the University of Kansas, who will discuss his research on hope.
Lauren Scharff, PhD, who will discuss her work on teaching circles to improve teaching quality.
Maureen McCarthy, PhD, of APA's Education Directorate, who will speak on what constitutes quality in undergraduate programs.
SWPA will also feature continuing-education opportunities and a workshop sponsored by APA's Science Directorate on academic careers for graduate students and postdocs. For more information, visit www.swpsych.org.
Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (RMPA), April 15-17, Reno, Nev.
Speakers at the RMPA conference include:
Elizabeth Loftus, PhD, of the University of California, Irvine, who will present the RMPA Distinguished Lecture on "Grand illusions of memory."
Bill Hill, PhD, of Kennesaw State University, presenting "Making ends meet: strategies and resources for enhancing your teaching in an era of declining budgets."
Faye J. Crosby, PhD, of the University of California, Santa Cruz, presenting the APA Harry Kirke Wolfe Lecture on "Teaching about and researching affirmative action."
Paul Bell, PhD, of Colorado State University, presenting the past-president's address on "Progress in preventing and curing Alzheimer's disease."
Stephen F. Davis, PhD, of Emporia State University, presenting the Council of Teachers of Undergraduate Psychology's Invited Lecture on "Your cheating heart won't cry: academic dishonesty in the 21st century."
Gilles O. Einstein, PhD, of Furman University, presenting the Battig Memorial Lecture on "Parsimony or psychology: the flexibility of remembering to remember."
RMPA will also feature symposia and panel discussions on teaching, including a workshop on "Developing your teaching philosophy and style," led by Bill Buskist, PhD, of Auburn University, and Bill Hill. For more information, visit www.unco.edu/psychology/rmpa.
Eastern Psychological Association (EPA), April 15-18, Washington, D.C.
Featured speakers at EPA's 75th anniversary meeting include: Lorraine Allan, PhD, of McMaster University; Paula Costa, PhD, of the National Institutes of Health; Nicola Clayton, PhD, of Cambridge University; Howard Egeth of Johns Hopkins University; Shepard Siegal, PhD, of McMaster University; Susan Goldin-Meadow, PhD, of the University of Chicago, who will present the William James Distinguished Lecture; and Timothy D. Wilson, PhD, of the University of Virginia, who will deliver an APA G. Stanley Hall Lecture on "Affective forecasting and the pleasures of uncertainty."
Other highlights include an integrative symposium on hormones and behavior with Rae Silver, PhD, of Columbia University, Bruce McEwan, PhD, of Rockefeller University, and Gregory Ball, PhD, of Johns Hopkins University, and a mini-conference on visual perception and attention. For complete and updated information on presentations and registration, visit www.easternpsychological.org.
Western Psychological Association (WPA), April 22-25, Phoenix
Notable speakers at the WPA meeting include Philip G. Zimbardo, PhD, of Stanford University; James McGaugh, PhD, of the University of California, Irvine; Martin E.P. Seligman, PhD, of the University of Pennsylvania; APA President Diane Halpern, PhD, of Claremont McKenna College; Robert B. Cialdini, PhD, of Arizona State University; Christina Maslach, PhD, of the University of California, Berkeley; and M. Brewster Smith, PhD, of the University of California, Santa Cruz.
In addition, Cheryl L. Spinweber, PhD, of the Scripps Mercy Sleep Disorders Center, will deliver the 2004 WPA Presidential Address, and C. Rick Snyder, PhD, of the University of Kansas, will give an APA G. Stanley Hall Lecture on "Questioning hope and finding positive psychology answers." Ann Ewing, PhD, of Mesa Community College, will deliver the WPA Teaching Award Address, and James Gross, PhD, of Stanford University will give the WPA Research Award Address.
Other highlights include four statistics workshops on various topics. APA's Education Directorate, Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools and Psychology Teachers at Community Colleges will offer a workshop on teaching introductory psychology. For further, updated information, visit www.westernpsych.org.
Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA), April 29-May 1, Chicago
The MPA program will feature presentations by: Gary Wells, PhD, of Iowa State University; James Pelligrino, PhD, of the University of Illinois at Chicago; Nicki Crick, PhD, of the University of Minnesota; L. Rowell Huesmann, PhD, of the University of Michigan; and Alice Eagly, PhD, of Northwestern University. In addition, Randy Gallistel, PhD, of Rutgers University, will present an APA Distinguished Scientist Lecture on "An information processing perspective on conditioning."
For more complete and updated information, visit http://condor.depaul.edu/~psych/mpa.
New England Psychological Association (NEPA), Oct. 15-16, Providence, R.I.
While NEPA is still in the planning stages for its 2004 meeting, Paul Cunningham, PhD, is set to deliver the presidential address on "Transpersonal psychology: bridging science and spirit" and Mahzarin Banaji, PhD, of Harvard University, will give an APA Distinguished Scientist Lecture on "Mind bugs: the psychology of ordinary prejudice." The meeting will be held in conjunction with the New England Conference on the Teaching of Psychology on Oct. 15. For more complete and updated information, visit www.nepa-info.org.