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Worcester Polytechnic Institute is pleased to host Northeast Conference for Teachers of Psychology and the New England Psychological Association 2012 Annual Meetings

Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the Department of Social Sciences and Policy Studies hosts a weekend of psychological science gatherings including the Northeast Conference for Teachers of Psychology and the New England Psychological Association 2012 Annual Meetings.

What

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and the Department of Social Science and Policy Studies hosted a weekend of psychological science gatherings, including the Northeast Conference for Teachers of Psychology (NECTOP) and the New England Psychological Association (NEPA) 2012 Annual Meetings.

Who

This year’s event featured guests, including the following keynote speakers:

Thomas Gilovich of Cornell University

Howard Rachline of State University of New York, Stony Brook, who will deliver the Distinguished Scientist Address

• Science Society keynote speaker Jack Demich of Brown University

• 2012 PSI CHI keynote speaker Sharon Gayle Horne of University of Massachusetts Boston.

When

Friday and Saturday, Oct 12-13, 2012

Where

Campus Center Odeum, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, Mass

Why

WPI is pleased to host NECTOP and NEPA this year to promote Psychological Sciences. NECTOP is focused on the teaching of psychology and NEPA is focused on research being conducted in all areas of Psychological Science. Both WPI faculty members Jeanine Skorinko and Melissa-Sue John are members of the NEPA steering committee. Skorinko was just elected president of NEPA (for 2013-2014). NEPA will also highlight an oral presentation on Saturday by WPI students Melissa Paris and Satia Miller, presenting their IQP/MQP joint project on attitudes toward homosexuals that they conducted with Skorinko in Costa Rica from October through December 2011.

More Information

The Northeast Conference for Teachers of Psychology provides a forum for psychologists to discuss important issues related to psychology education. Some of the many topics included interteaching, establishing community partnerships for experimental opportunities, intergenerational teaching formats, tips for encouraging a safe classroom environment, and addressing public speaking anxiety in class. The New England Psychological Association meeting continued into Saturday with workshops, presentations, and posters. This all-day event provided scientists, faculty, practitioners and students an opportunity to share research on cutting-edge topics in psychology.

About Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Founded in 1865 in Worcester, Mass., WPI is one of the nation's first engineering and technology universities. Its 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. WPI's talented faculty work with students on interdisciplinary research that seeks solutions to important and socially relevant problems in fields as diverse as the life sciences and bioengineering, energy, information security, materials processing, and robotics. Students also have the opportunity to make a difference to communities and organizations around the world through the university's innovative Global Perspective Program. There are more than 25 WPI project centers throughout North America and Central America, Africa, Australia, Asia, and Europe.

Contact

Andy Baron, Public Relations and Media Associate 508-831-5916, ajbaron@wpi.edu

October 10, 2012

 
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