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Lots of Exciting Events in the Eastern Region!

The 82ndAnnual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association was held March 10 – 13 in Cambridge, MA, and we saw an excellent turnout of students and advisors from the Eastern Region of Psi Beta. As part of the stellar schedule of poster sessions and presentations, Psi Beta was responsible for five programs. Our session attendance was good and our speakers were wonderful!

We began Friday with a hosted breakfast with author and researcher Dr. Scott Lilienfeld. Dr. Lilienfeld, of Emory University in Atlanta, spoke informally with breakfast attendees about his current line of research and about his recent book addressing popular myths in psychological science. Immediately following breakfast, which was hosted by Pearson Publishers, students from Psi Beta and Psi Chi chapters in Maryland addressed an audience about the importance of networking, leadership, and research in building not only the bonds between Psi Beta and Psi Chi, but also in developing skills necessary for graduate school and careering. In the next hour, Dr. Ronald Shapiro spoke to a standing-room-only crowd about how best to prepare for further study and a career in psychology. Dr. Shapiro is an entertaining, engaging speaker and we hope to see him again at future Psi Beta events!

And still, Friday was not over, not by a long shot. Three students from Housatonic Community College gave an audience the how-to lesson on building a psychology club from ground zero. Finally, chapter advisors and students met at a trendy Mexican restaurant for dinner and camaraderie. Saturday was the finish of our sessions with an intriguing history of Photopsychology, with our own chapter advisor Joel Morgovsky from Brookdale Community College leading the way, followed by discussion by relatives of Dr. Harry Beilin, the pioneer of the field of Photopsychology.

We in the Eastern Region are fortunate to have the Association for Psychological Science conference coming up in Washington, DC in May, followed by APA in August, also in the Washington, DC area. At APS, our President-Elect Robin Musselman is presenting a hands-on two-hour block on May 27th, introducing BioPac MP40 for use in our introductory psychology courses. Be sure to reserve your spot at APS so you don’t miss an opportunity to see our Eastern Region shine! Looking forward to APA, we are fortunate to have Dr. Scott Lilienfeld as our Ruth Hubbard Cousins Distinguished Speaker, as well as many other events. APA is August 4th through 7th.  I look forward to interacting with many Eastern Region Psi Beta chapter advisors and students at both APS and APA. Contact me with any questions: marpaio@sussex.edu [1].

By Melanie M. Arpaio,

Eastern Region VP


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