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Psi Beta Active at Recent Western Psychological Association Conference

Psi Beta held another series of exciting events at the Ninety-Third Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association in Reno, Nevada.  The convention ran from Thursday, April 25th through Sunday, April 28th, 2013 at the Grand Sierra Resort with the Lewis M. Terman Teaching Conference preceding on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013.

Beginning at the Terman Teaching Conference on Wednesday, April 24th, Psi Beta President, Kris Leppien-Christensen, with members of the Heroic Imagination Project, presented a talk titled, Beyond Lectures: How Teachers can use Findings from Psychological Research to Enhance Everyday Learning Environments. This was followed on Thursday, April 25th by a Psi Beta Diversity Workshop led by former Psi Beta President, Fernando D. Ortiz from Santa Ana College.

On Friday, April 26th, Psi Beta students presented their research during the Psi Chi and Psi Beta Poster and Feedback Session.  This was followed by a number of sessions on Saturday, April 27th, including the Psi Chi/Psi Beta Workshop, Applying Leadership Theory to Practical Problems.  Also on Saturday, Psi Beta President, Kris Leppien-Christensen, and Psi Beta Executive Director, Jerry Rudmann, presented with members of the Heroic Imagination Project on Interventions to Transform Education: Explorations in Technique, Content, and Service Learning.  Saturday’s events concluded with the Psi Beta Chapter Exchange, where students will had the opportunity to enjoy refreshments, to socialize with members from other chapters, and to present their research orally.

Dr. Kris Leppien-Christensen

Professor of Psychology & Curriculum Chair

Saddleback College

(949) 582-4827

 President, Psi Beta National Honor Society

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