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Carolinas Psychology Conference / Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend this conference?  We invite everyone with an interest in undergraduate reserach in psychology to attend!  Typically, undergraduate students from across the southeast come to present their reserach and/or hear about their peers work.  Faculty and parents also attend.

How many people typically attend this conference?
In 2014, almost 200 people attended CPC representing 18 colleges and universities from 7 states (NC, SC, VA, MD, GA, IA, CA).

Who needs to register?
All presenters, faculty, students, volunteers and guests must register to attend conference events.  Nametags will indicate that you have already registered and should be worn to all CPC events.

What should I wear?
The conference is a professional conference. Therefore, professional dress is appropriate for all attendees (even if you are not presenting) on Saturday.  Shorts, jeans, and T-shirts are not appropriate.

How do I register?
You can preregister online using the "Registration" link before April 12 for $15. Preregistration fees are not refundable.  Registration at the door will be $20 (cash only) from 8:00-8:45am in the Science & Math Building Atrium.

What do I do when I get to the conference?
First head to the registration table in the Science & Math Building atrium to pick up your nametag and program.  The program will list all of the conference talks and activities.

Does the conference include meals?  A light breakfast will be provided to all attendees.  Lunch is not included.  There is a lunch break in the schedule for attendees to eat on their own.

When are abstracts due?
Abstracts are due by 9 am on Monday, March 23, 2015. Abstracts should be no longer than 180 words. Please make sure it meets the APA Publication Manual standards and indicates that data has already been collected.  Your advisor must approve of your abstract and their name will be printed with yours in the program if the research is accepted for presentation.  Submit your abstract using the online submission form on this website.

When do I find out if my paper is accepted?
Emails of acceptance/rejection are generally sent out within 2 weeks of the abstract deadline. Your paper cannot be accepted if it is a literature review. Additionally, evidence that the data has already been collected and analyzed is key to your paper's acceptance.

What do I do during my paper presentation?
Paper presentations are allotted 15 minutes of time on the program. This allows you about 10 minutes to make a presentation of your experiment/project. This generally allows enough time to briefly touch on the introduction, methods, results, and discussion with approximately 2-3 minutes for questions.   We will be equipped to accommodate PowerPoint presentations. We recommend that students have their presentation with them in multiple media formats, such as USB flash drive, CD, and backed up on a web email account. Handouts for the audience that describe your project in more detail are a nice addition to your presentation, but are certainly not required.  Come prepared for your talk; we do not provide access to printers.

When do we get a copy of the program?
Programs will be given out on the day of the conference during registration.  In addition, the schedule of paper presentations will be posted on this website a few days before the conference.  After the conference, proceedings will be published in the archives section of this website.

How can I play Psychology Jeopardy?
Undergraduate students can apply to play on a team of two from their school.  Click on the APS Jeopardy Link to learn more.

Who has given the invited address in the past?
Click here to see a list of all invited speakers in CPC's 40-year history.

Contact Information

Dr. Gwynn Morris
Department of Psychology
Raleigh, NC 27607-5298
(919) 760-8442
Fax: (919) 760-8426
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Dr. Mark O'Dekirk
Department of Psychology
Raleigh, NC 27607-5298
(919) 760-8236
Fax: (919) 760-8504
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