APS and APA Psi Beta Programs

During the annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA) in Toronto this August, Psi Beta is sponsoring distinguished speaker Phil Zimbardo, hosting an outstanding symposium on “Facilitating Student Transitions,” and serving on PT@CC’s “Innovations in Teaching” panel. Psi Beta also has an outstanding program prepared for the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) meeting in San Francisco this coming May. Below are the details for each Psi Beta program at these events.

Annual Meeting of the
Association for Psychological Science
May 25 – 29, 2009, San Francisco, CA

Psi Beta Symposium – Facilitating the Undergraduate Research Experience: Student and Teacher Perspectives
SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2009  from 3:00 to 4:50 p.m. at the SAN FRANCISCO MARRIOT, Room Yerba Buena 5-6
Symposium Chair: Fernando Ortiz, Santa Ana College (CA)
•    Shepherding Undergraduate Student Research from an Idea to a Conference Poster Session in One Semester, Katie Townsend-Merino, Foothill Community College (CA)
•    Happiness Interventions: The Effects of Kindness, Gratitude, and Locus of Control on Happiness, Carrie Miller, John F. Kennedy University (CA)
•    The Undergraduate Research Assistant Experience: A Research Example and Personal Reflections, Jacqueline Messerschmidt, University of California at Irvine
•    Psi Beta’s Model for Giving More Students a Research Experience: National Research Projects, Jerry Rudmann, Irvine Valley College (CA), Psi Beta National Office
•    Facilitating the Undergraduate Research Experience: Student and Teacher Perspectives

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Annual Meeting of the
American Psychological Association
August 6 – 9, 2009, Toronto, CN

(Note: Times, days and locations are not yet finalized. Please check the Psi Beta web site before APA or the program upon your arrival to APA.)

Psi Beta’s Ruth Hubbard Cousins Distinguished Lecture
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2009 from 2 to 3:50 p.m. in the METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE MEETING ROOM 701A
Chair: Laura Bittner, Carroll Community College
•    My Love Affair with Psychology,  Dr. Phillip Zimbardo, Stanford University (CA)

Psi Beta’s Facilitating Student Transitions – Part I
SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2009 from 8 to 8:50 a.m. in the METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE MEETING ROOM 810
Chair: Sheri Chejlyk, Manatee Community College (FL)
•    What Psychology Tells Us about Successful Transition to College – Jane Halonen, University of West Florida
•    Self-Monitoring Skills for First and Second Year College Students – Cari Cannon, Santiago Canyon College (CA)

Psi Beta’s Facilitating Student Transitions – Part II
SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 from 9 to 9:50 a.m. in the METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTER MEETING ROOM 810
Chairs: Fernando Ortiz, Santa Ana College (CA) and Robin Musselman, Lehigh Carbon Community College (PA)
•    Facilitating the Psi Beta to Psi Chi Transition – Maria Lavooy, University of Central Florida at Cocoa and Laura Bittner, Carroll Community College (MD)
•    Increasing Student Involvement and Connections: Blogs, Targeted Advising, Newsletters and More – Kristin M. Vespia, Ryan C. Martin, Regan A.R. Gurung, and Georgeanna Wilson-Doenges, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay

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Psychology Teachers at the
Community College (PT@CC) Programs at APA

(Editor’s Note: Days, times and locations were not available at press time. Please consult the convention program when you arrive at the convention.)

PT@CC Invited Address
Chair:  Nancy Schaab, Delta College (MI)
•    Layin’ Down an’ Bein’ Grown:  Identity Talk of Teen Mothers – Cynthia Lightfoot, The Pennsylvania State University

PT@CC Invited Address:  The Diane Halpern Lecture
Chair:  Salvador Macias, University of South Carolina, Sumter
•    Unforgettable Lessons: Award-Winning Examples of Action Teaching – Scott Plous, Wesleyan University (CT)

PT@CC Symposium on the State of Psychology at Community Colleges
Chair: Larry Venuk, Naugatuck Valley Community College (CT)
•    Salvador Macias, University of South Carolina, Sumter
•    Vincent Granito, Lorain County Community College (OH)

PT@CC Symposium on Engaging the Non-Traditional Student
Chair:  Julie Penley, El Paso Community College (TX)
•    High school students in higher education: Working with Dual Credit Students – Robert Abel, Jr., Nevada State College
•    Age Matters: Older Students in the Classroom – Sue Frantz, Highline Community College (WA)
•    Military Veterans in the Classroom:  Considerations for Teaching and Learning –  Julie Penley, El Paso Community College (TX)

PT@CC and Psi Beta Session on Innovations in Teaching at the Community College
Chair:  Wynn Call, Mesa Community College (AZ) 
•    Enriching Student Learning through Service Learning – Valerie Smith, Collin County Community College (TX)
•    Clickers in the Classroom– Scott Hollenback, Waubonsee Community College (IL)
•    Incorporating Students into the History of Psychology – Larry Venuk, Naugatuck Valley Community College (CT)

PT@CC and Psi Beta Awards Ceremony and Reception
Chair: Julie Penley, El Paso Community College (TX)

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