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Attention All Students: Apply for the Emerging Researcher Award, Announcing Psi Beta’s Own Journal

The Emerging Researcher Award
The Emerging Researcher Award recognizes Psi Beta members who develop various research skills during their early college years. This award is a great way to strengthen your vita and feature research skills on job and university applications. The award may also help members qualify for positions in university research labs after transfer. Members who meet the minimum criteria in four areas (conducting research, research ethics, research communication, and research service) will achieve the Emerging Researcher Award. Psi Beta will list winners’ names on the Psi Beta website and social media, send certificates to all winners. Psi Beta also will send press releases to college presidents. The first 20 qualifying applicants will receive a gift card to Psi Beta’s store. If you have completed research methods and or a statistics course, took part in the national research project, or conducted a study, you may meet the award criteria. Submissions will be accepted May 1–June 1, 2021. For more information about the requirements and process, go to this form on the Psi Beta website. Advisors and delegates, please share this opportunity with your members!

Our thanks to Macmillan Learning – sponsors for Psi Beta’s Emerging Research Award and the Chapter Excellence Award

Announcing Psi Beta’s Journal of Student Research
It is finally here! We are excited to announce the Psi Beta journal. Starting May 1, we will accept submissions to Psi Beta’s Journal of Student Research (issue # 1). The journal brings the perfect opportunity to showcase the empirical research completed at a 2-year institution and get published in a peer-reviewed journal! We will accept submissions of empirical studies related to psychology and conducted by members while attending a 2-year institution. Briefs are limited to 5 pages, and APA style and compliance with research ethics is a requirement. Below is the journal timeline:

    • Submission: May 1-June 1
    • Review: June 1-30
    • Revisions: July 1-August 15
    • Production: August 15-October 10
    • First Online Issue Published: October 15

If you are a student, please consider submitting. If you are an advisor or Delegate, please inform and encourage your members. Criteria and process details are available here Psi Beta Journal.

Heather Schoenherr
Associate Professor, Psychology
School of Social Sciences
College of Western Idaho

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