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Psychology Department to Host “Potluck” Conference for State System Schools

IUP will host a “Psychology Potluck” conference October 23, 2010.

The event is open to all faculty and students from universities throughout the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. It is being organized by the Psychology Department faculty and will include luncheon remarks by David Werner, interim president.

The conference, the first of its type, will feature presentations of what has been deemed the best research by faculty members and students from PASSHE universities. Topics of the research to be presented include sexual desire, time pressure, humanistic therapy, memory for flavors, teaching, and sports fandom.

The program includes a keynote address by Department of Psychology professor Krys Kaniasty at 9:00 a.m. titled “United or Divided? Social Psychological Reactions to Natural Disasters, Technological Catastrophes, Acts of Violence, and Terror.”

Registration is available at the door (Uhler Hall lobby), and the cost is $30 for faculty and $15 for students. Potluck events take place in Uhler and Johnson halls and in Breezedale. For more information, call the Psychology Department at 724-357-2426.

Other topics to be discussed are as follows.

10:00 a.m. Presentations

  • “Slut! Qualitative and Quantitative Research on Double Standard”
  • “The Experience of Chronic Time Pressure Among College Students”
  • “The Impact of Clinician Observations and Outcome Measure Information on Judgments of Symptoms”
  • “Cognitive Humanistic Therapy”

11:00 a.m. Presentations

  • “Creeps and Casanovas: Experiences, Explanations and Effects of Street Harassment”
  • “Memory for Flavor and Survival Processing”
  • “Sexual Desire in Men and Women Before and After a Physical Workout”
  • “Gestalt Principles From the Bottom Down”
  • “A Multimodal Approach to Categorization: The Roles of Visual, Auditory and Cultural Norms in the Development of Gender Categories”
  • “Some Implications of Organismic-Developmental Theory for Teaching and Research”

1:30 p.m. Presentations

  • “Recognizing the Warning Signs of Violence: A Cross-Cultural Violence Prevention Project”
  • “Inventory of New Species of Trouble—People’s Concerns About Threats and Harm to Their Personal Safety, Health and Well-Being”
  • “Using Interleaved Examples to Teach Inferential Statistics”
  • “Developing First-Year Seminars”

2:30 p.m. Presentation

  • “Sport Fandom: The Good, the Bad and the Strange”