35th Annual Psi Chi Convention of the Behavioral Sciences
Friday, March 29, 2013
Grand Hall - Tate Student Center
University of Georgia - Athens, GA
Click Here to Download PDF Version of Convention Program
Psi Chi UGA will hold its Annual Convention of the Behavioral Sciences on March 29, 2013 on UGA Campus in Athens, GA. The convention will feature posters and research talks by undergraduate and graduate students in psychology and related disciplines. A keynote address will be presented by Dr. Thomas Widiger of the Department of Psychology at the University of Kentucky. Please check this website often for additional details as we continue to plan the convention.
Convention Date, Time, and Venue
The convention will be held on Friday, March 29, 2013, in the Grand Hall of the Tate Student Center on UGA Campus (Athens, GA). The convention will begin at approximately 8:30am and will close at approximately 5:00pm. Click here for location information for the Tate Student Center.
Tate Student Center, UGA Campus
About Our Keynote Speaker
This year's Keynote Address will be presented by Dr. Thomas Widiger, T. Marshall Hahn Professor of Psychology at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Widiger earned his Ph.D. in Psychology from Miami University. His research interests in psychology are varied, but much of his work focuses on personality, psychopathology, and diagnosis/classification of mental illness. He served as a Co-Chair of the National Institute of Mental Health and American Psychiatric Association Research Planning Conference for the Personality Disorders section of the DSM-5. Dr. Widiger currently serves as Associate Editor for Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, Journal of Personality Disorders, and Journal of Personality Assessment. Finally, he has had a productive career of mentoring graduate and undergraduate students in psychology. We are honored to have Dr. Widiger join us for the convention and look forward to his lecture. More about Dr. Widiger
Thomas Widiger, Ph.D.
T. Marshall Hahn Professor of Psychology
University of Kentucky
Abstract Submission Information
Undergraduate and graduate students who would like to present their research at the Psi Chi Convention should submit an APA-formatted abstract using the online submission portal. Submissions are welcome from students at UGA and other colleges and universities in the Southeast. The topic of research to be presented is open, but should be related to some area of psychology. Each presenter may only submit one abstract as the lead author/presenter, although students may be listed as co-presenters on multiple abstracts.
Abstract Deadline: The deadline for submitting abstracts has passed. If you would still like to submit an abstract for consideration, please contact Michael Amlung directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presentation Formats: Poster Session or Paper Session/Talk
Abstract Format: Each submission should contain a descriptive title (15 words maximum; please use Uppercase and Lowercase, NOT ALL CAPITALS) and an abstract (200 words maximum) that describes the research conducted, including background, methods, results, and conclusions (if applicable). Sub-headings for the sections of your abstract are not necessary, but can be included if you prefer. If your abstract exceeds 200 words, it will be returned for you to revise. Consult the APA Style Manual (6th Edition) for additional suggestions for writing your abstract.
Online registration for the Psi Chi Convention is now open. Please register via our online registration system. Early registration is $10 and can be paid with cash or a check made out to UGA Psi Chi. Early registration closes at 5:00pm on Monday March 25th. Late registration on the day of the conference will be $12. Registration grants access to all convention events and also covers breakfast and a box lunch during the convention.
If you are from UGA, you can drop off your payment in the designated box in the Psychology Building main office. When you do so, please put the payment in an envelope with your name on it so that we can identify your payment as yours.
If you are from outside UGA, please register online and bring your payment with you to the convention. Your registration fee will be based on the date you registered online.
A PDF version of the Convention Program is available for download by clicking this link: Download the 2013 Convention Program
If you have questions about the convention, please contact Michael Amlung, Psi Chi Graduate President, by email: email@example.com