Two Students Awarded Travel Funds

The Department of Psychological Science has awarded two student research grants:

Michael K. Pelletier received funding to present his project, Increasing Composting on a College Campus (co-authored by Melanie Byrne), at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis & Therapy annual meeting.

Rachel Pilver received funding to present her project, Improving the Public Image of Psychology: Who Should Interventions Target?, at the New England Psychological Association annual meeting.

Psychology Students to Present at NCUR 2017

A total of 25 Eastern students will represent the university at the annual National Conference of Undergraduate Research this April in Memphis, TN. Five of those students are from the Psychology department, with a total of eight presentations (4 oral, 4 poster):

  • Sydney Batchelder, Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation as predictors of anxiety and depression (Poster Presentation, Faculty Mentor: Kristi Salters-Pedneault)
  • Sydney Batchelder, Familiarity and reinforcement interact to predict performance in the presence of others (Oral Presentation, Faculty Mentor: Jenna Scisco)
  • Abby Caselli, Relationship between attitudes towards casual sex, gender roles and condom advocacy (Oral Presentation, Faculty Mentor: Kristi Salters-Pedneault)
  • Brittany Chabot, Technology use, attachment styles and relationship satisfaction among dating couples (Oral Presentation, Faculty Mentor: Madeleine Fugère)
  • Marisa LeBrecque-Grenier, Thought suppression, negative affect, and worry (Poster Presentation, Faculty Mentor: Kristi Salters-Pedneault)
  • Marisa LeBrecque-Grenier, Sociosexuality, adult relationship attachment style, and current relationship satisfaction (Oral Presentation, Faculty Mentor: Kristi Salters-Pedneault)
  • Alexandra Steel, Animal assisted therapy, mood, and social facilitation (Poster Presentation, Faculty Mentor: Peter Bachiochi)
  • Alexandra Steel, Conscientiousness and impulsivity relation to discounting tasks (Poster Presentation, Faculty Mentor: Kristi Salters-Pedneault)

The department congratulates Sydney, Abby, Brittany, Marisa, and Alex for representing us well at the national level!

Psychological Science Night 2016

Submissions are now being accepted for the 3rd Annual Psychological Science Night on Friday, December 9th (Reading Day) from 3-5 PM in the Betty Tipton Room.

Students may submit a project abstract online by clicking here. Up to 80 posters can be accommodated and three students will be selected to give oral presentations.

The Psychological Science Night webpage is located here.

EPA Call for Papers/Posters

You are invited to submit a paper, poster, or symposium proposal for the March 16-18, 2017 Eastern Psychological Association meeting at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, MA. The standard room rate will be $179 (plus taxes). Rooms can be reserved at the group rate until February 10, 2017 by following the link: https://bostonparkplaza.reztrip.com/ext/promoRate?property=100&mode=b&pm=true&sr=156624&vr=3

EPA dues/registration for Members and Fellows is $70 and $30 for Associates (students) if paid by March 1, 2017. There are no other registration fees.

To pay dues/registration, go to http://www.easternpsychological.org/, click on Members Only at the top of the left menu, and then click on Renew Your Membership. After you have paid your dues by credit card, click again on Members Only. Depending on your membership type, you will then click on either Member Proposals, Fellow Proposals, or Associate Proposals to submit your proposal.

Please remember that only paid-up Members, Fellows, and Associates may submit proposals for the meeting. If you are planning to submit a proposal, please do not wait until the last moment to pay dues, as payments may take up to 48 hours to process. All associates must have a faculty sponsor who, at the time of the submission, is a current EPA Member with dues paid for the current year.

The submissions site is open now and will close promptly at 5:00 PM EST on November 15, 2015.

To access the site, please use the login information on the Members Only page. Please be certain to read the EPA submissions guidelines and the FAQ page prior to preparing your submission.

As in recent years, another call for proposals for a special undergraduate poster session will be issued later for a December 1, 2016 deadline; however, space will be very limited, and undergraduate students (Associates) are strongly advised to apply for the regular November 15 deadline if at all possible.

This year’s meeting continues EPA’s tradition of offering cutting edge developments in psychological science, application and teaching in the form of exciting lectures, symposia and posters.