A hallmark of Meredith’s psychology program is the opportunity undergraduates have to conduct meaningful research directly with faculty or through on-campus programs including the Meredith Autism Program and the Carolinas Psychology Conference.
Meredith Autism Program
Psychology students can gain experience in the field by working with the Meredith Autism Program (MAP), which is a one-of-a-kind program that provides full-time treatment services for children with autism. MAP is a specialized early intervention, teaching and behavior modification program for children between 2 and 7 years old who are diagnosed on the autism spectrum and their families. The program provides an intensive behavioral intervention where children with autism can acquire developmentally appropriate skills. This is a unique experience available to few students at the undergraduate level and is considered one of the highlights of our program.
Carolinas Psychology Conference
The Carolinas Psychology Conference, sponsored and hosted by Meredith College, is one of the longest-running annual meetings of undergraduate students in psychology and related fields. Features of the conference include an invited address, student paper presentations and the APS Psychology Jeopardy competition.
Additionally, students have multiple opportunities to present their research to peers at other professional conferences. A few of the recent conferences that our students have been a part of include:
Psychology major Lara Pantlin has had multiple research experiences as a student at Meredith.
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