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Mid-South Psychology Conference Information
  1. Submissions for presentations and posters are limited to research where the principal investigator completed the research while an undergraduate* student.
  2. If the research is co-authored by a graduate student or faculty member, the undergraduate student must be first author as described in the latest edition of the APA Publication Manual. The undergraduate student must also be the presenter.
  3. All presenters must return the submission form postmarked by January 31, 2012. The e-mail address of the responsible author/presenter must accompany each submission.  Feedback will be sent back via e-mail.
  4. A committee of psychologists will review each abstract in a "blind review" process and judge acceptance based on (a) research methodology and (b) relevance to the field.  
  5. Literature reviews that do not include empirical data collection and/or analysis will not be accepted.
  6. Submitters will be notified of acceptance status immediately following the review process. Presentation details will be included with this notification.
  7. Everyone attending the conference, including each presenter, must register and pay the appropriate registration fee. We invite you to pre-register online or by completing the registration form (printable). Instructions for online registration are included online. If mailing the form, include a check made payable to the University of Memphis. Pay $15 (if payment is postmarked on or before February 17, 2012) or $20 (if payment is after February 17, 2012). The registration fee entitles you to attend all conference events, including lunch on site. 
  8. There is a small fee for optional items (e.g., $3.00 for each parking pass; $10 for t-shirts before the pre-registration deadline/$20 after the pre-registration deadline). Be sure to include payment for optional items with your registration. The registration form and all fees should be mailed to The University of Memphis; Attn: Theresa M. Okwumabua, Ph.D., PO Box 1000, Dept. 313 (Psychology), Memphis, TN 38148
  9. The submitter accepts the responsibility to assure that the presentation is made. If an emergency prevents an author from presenting, the submitter is responsible for finding an alternate presenter.
  10. Cash prizes may be awarded for the papers and posters that contain the most innovative and methodologically sound pieces of research and corresponding presentations.

*If the submission is from a junior college or high school student, the research must be the work of the student, although guidance may be provided by a teacher, undergraduate student or other capable mentor.

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