Department of Psychology

University of Mississippi

“4th Annual UM Conference on Psychological Science”

Students and Faculty,

We are happy to announce that abstracts are now being accepted for our 4th annual UM Conference on Psychological Science, which will be held Friday April 21st from 10-5pm in Peabody Building. Abstracts must be submitted by Monday March 27 at 11:59pm using this weblink: http://uofmississippi.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eW1OQOpDMpM47lj

This year we are offering multiple formats for presenting your research: poster presentations, 15-min oral presentations, super-brief 5 min “data blitz” presentations, and even the option to submit an entire symposium (3 to 4 15-min oral presentations). Poster presentations are open only to undergraduates, while all other options are open to undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty.

As in years past we will provide FREE LUNCH, student and faculty awards with support from ORSP, and have a keynote speaker. This year’s speaker is Dr. Pamela Hunt from William and Mary. Dr. Hunt is a neuroscientist who researches development, memory, and alcohol abuse.

This year we will host 2 educational talks for undergraduates—one on Preparing for Graduate School (What do I need to be doing now to be competitive for graduate school?) and another on What Graduate School is Really Like. These talks will feature perspectives from current undergraduate and graduate students.

This conference is a great opportunity to help our students boost their CVs, improve their presentation skills, and practice presenting for an upcoming conference, Honors thesis defense, or 3-minute thesis competition. Please encourage those you work with to submit an abstract, and please share this with other faculty and students who work in disciplines related to psychology (neuroscience, psychopharmacology, etc.). This conference is open to all in the UM community.

Thanks to everyone for your support and participation. We are hoping this year will be our biggest and best conference yet!