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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
MSPC Projects Package (coming soon)
Click here for Submission Form (HSJC)