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Mid-South Psychology Conference Information

In an effort to promote awareness of the diversity of Psychology as well as expose young people to the field, high school and junior college students are encouraged to participate in the Mid-South Psychology Conference. Not only are they encouraged to attend the undergraduate presentations, poster sessions and keynote presentations but to participate as “budding” researchers.

Interested high school and junior college students can conduct an observational project, similar to one included in the MSPC Projects Packet (see below) or, if available, share research they are conducting or have already conducted. However, to participate in the conference, they must submit the Research Submission Form and register for the conference. As part of their presentation, students should develop a brief summary of the project, including information about why they conducted the project, their approach (methodology), findings, and interpretation of the findings. Students’ research projects will be presented before a supportive audience of peers and individuals interested in the positive development of future contributors to the field.

Several examples of observational research projects are included in the MSPC Projects Package link. A student may complete as many projects as he or she would like.  However, a separate report is required for each observational project that is submitted.  Project summaries should be no more than 5 pages, including charts and graphs.

As a resource to high school and junior college students who might consider participating in the conference but need assistance, undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Memphis have agreed to provide assistance. This includes talking with students to develop an idea for a research project, as well as assisting them in conducting the project, analyzing/ evaluating the data, and interpreting the findings. Where needed, the college students are also available to assist student prepare for the public presentation. For more information about obtaining assistance, contact Dr. Theresa M. Okwumabua at tokwumab@memphis.edu.

MSPC Projects Package (coming soon)

Click here for Submission Form (HSJC)





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