Psychology faculty and students hosted the fourth annual PA State System Psychology
Conference on Saturday, October 4, 2014.
This conference was initiated in October
2010 in order to promote interactions among psychology faculty and students
across all State System universities.
One major focus of this conference is the
presentation of research conducted jointly by students and faculty. A second
focus is raising awareness of research conducted by colleagues throughout the
System universities, with the hope of spawning collaborations. A great deal of enthusiasm has marked each conference.
Saturday’s keynote address was delivered by IUP
faculty member Maureen McHugh. Eleven IUP students and eight IUP faculty
made presentations; other student and faculty presenters came from Bloomsburg,
Kutztown, Shippensburg, Slippery Rock, and West Chester universities. Presentations
were made in five topic-focused symposia and at a poster session.
Snavely, dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, strongly
endorsed the conference in addressing participants. The college, through Snavely’s efforts, has provided financial support for each conference held
since 2011, including this most recent conference.
second and third conferences were held at Kutztown and Millersville
Department of Psychology