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Department of Psychology

University of Mississippi

UM Conference on Psychological Science

Students and Faculty,

Abstracts are now being accepted for our 6th annual UM Conference on Psychological Science, which will be held Friday April 12th from 11-5pm in Peabody Building. Abstracts must be submitted by Friday March 22 at 12 NOON using this link:

As we did last year, this year we are offering 2 formats for presenting research: 45-min poster presentations (from 11-1pm) and 5-min data-blitz presentations (1-3pm). Abstracts will be reviewed by the Research Conference Committee.

Poster presentations are open to undergraduates, and the data blitz option is open to undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty (but preference will be given to students). The data blitz is an oral presentation limited to 5 minutes in length (that includes time for 1 question) and no more than 5 slides total. All abstracts and presentations must be data-based.


More info about this year’s conference:

We’ll have FREE LUNCH outside the poster sessions around 11am and educational sessions for undergrads about graduate school. This year’s guest speaker is Dr. David Chester from Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Chester is a social psychologist whose work focuses on aggression and violent behavior, particularly mediating variables of aggression and its mental health correlates.

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 as we would love to have participation from all faculty labs. Students from other departments are welcome to submit as well so long as their abstract involves psychological science.