Meredith to Host Carolinas Psychology Conference April 18

Meredith College will host the Carolinas Psychology Conference (CPC), a meeting of undergraduate students in psychology and related fields, on Saturday, April 18. More than 200 participants are expected to attend.

Conference activities include sessions for the presentation of individual papers, an invited address on the emerging field of conservation psychology by College of Wooster Professor of Social Psychology Susan Clayton, a panel discussion on psychology in the courts, and Psychology Jeopardy.

The conservation psychology address by Susan Clayton is free and open to the public. Click here for more details. To participate in other CPC sessions, registration is required.

The CPC was created 34 years ago to provide undergraduates in psychology an avenue to present their research in a formal conference setting and to highlight the work that students can achieve at the undergraduate level.

The conference receives submissions from schools across the southeastern United States. This year, there will be 93 papers presented from 25 different schools. Fifteen of those will be Meredith students.

Through research, students get the experience of developing a study from the ground up, said Meredith Professor of Psychology Mark O’Dekirk, one of the conference organizers.

“They develop their idea, formulate their hypothesis, design the experiment, recruit participants, collect the data, write up the paper, and finally through CPC, get the opportunity to present their work and defend it in front of their peers and faculty each of whom has experience in the same field.”

Meredith’s Department of Psychology is proud of its long-standing tradition of hosting the Carolinas Psychology Conference.

“We believe that the longevity of this conference, along with the support our students receive from the Undergraduate Research Program, is a testament to Meredith's leadership and support in providing our students with the research skills they need to be successful in graduate school or in their chosen careers after Meredith College,” O’Dekirk said.

Date Submitted: 2009-04-08

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