Meredith to Host Carolinas Psychology Conference April 9, 2011

Meredith College will host the annual Carolinas Psychology Conference (CPC) on Saturday, April 9, 2011. The Carolinas Psychology Conference is a meeting of undergraduate students in psychology and related fields. Students travel from across the Southeast to attend the conference events and to present papers. The conference, which began in 1976, is one of the longest-running undergraduate conferences in the nation.

Approximately 200 people are expected to attend, with 73 presentations by students from 22 different colleges and universities representing North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland and New York.

Jennifer Etnier, professor of sport and exercise psychology in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, will deliver the keynote address. Her presentation is titled “Can Exercise Make You Smarter?”

Other highlights include a Psychology Jeopardy Competition hosted by NC State University Professor of Psychology Jim Kalat; and a panel discussion titled “Psychology Across the Lifespan: Careers Working with Populations of All Ages.”

On-site Registration: Registration will be held in the atrium of Meredith's Science and Mathematics Building. Participants may register at the conference on Saturday April 9, between 7-10 a.m. or between 1-1:30 p.m. The cost for on-site registration is $15. Only cash will be accepted. Lunch tickets will not be sold at the registration table.

Date Submitted: 2011-04-05

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