Save the Date! Synergy 2013








What do you get when you take two to three hundred psychology students, 30 to 40 faculty all passionate about psychology and two days on beautiful campuses in northeastern PA?  Synergy, Yes, Synergy is back for 2013 and the Psi Chi of Cedar Crest College and the Psi Beta of Lehigh Carbon Community College will be co-hosting the conference October 4 and 5.

The purpose of this conference is to expose students to the breadth, depth, and multifaceted nature of the discipline of psychology though lectures, discussion forums, and experiential activities.

The conference will open on Friday October 4 on the residential college of Cedar Crest College in Allentown.  Participants will have the opportunity to focus on the diversity of psychology with a special emphasis on careers in psychology.  There will be individual sessions, an opening dinner, panel discussions and even a movie to close out the first evening of the conference. On Saturday morning, the action will move to Lehigh Carbon Community College campus with a full day of programs with special tracks focusing on careers, leadership, campus activities and events, and a diversity of psychology topics.  You know all of those really interesting topics that faculty introduce in your classes but you never seem to have enough time to explore in class?  Well, this is your chance to hear about and ask questions about some of those topics of most interest to you.

Josh Aaronson of New York University will be on hand to for the conference keynote on stereotype threat and over 40 other faculty will be on hand to address a variety of topics.  Colleges and universities  with faculty presenting include Bucks County Community College, Carroll Community College, East Stroudsburg University, Hunter College, Lehigh University, Lehman College, Marywood University, Moravian College, Muhlenberg College, Northampton Community College, Penn State University, Prince George’s Community College, Sussex Community College, University of Maryland, Waubonsee Community College, Marymount College and more.

Topics will include evolutionary psychology, health psychology, diversity and stereotyping, sport psychology, neuropsychology, addictions, and as mentioned above a special track on programming for Psi Chi and Psi Beta chapters and leadership, including session on articulating your leadership skills as transferable skills.

Plan now to travel to northeastern PA.  Registration is only $45.00 for the weekend and nearby hotel arrangements at reduced prices will be available.  You won’t want to miss these action packed two days of coming together with other psychology students in a setting of learning and fun.  Synergy 2013 will be a real synergy of people, ideas, and learning.

Registration materials will be available early February 2013.

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