Upcoming Research Conferences
Southwestern Psychological Association (SWPA)
Mark your calendars for March 31 to April 2, 2017; Hyatt Regency on the Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas.
Abstract submissions open October 1 and end December 9!
More information will be available concerning SWPA at http://www.swpsych.org/conv_dates.php
We will be discussing SWPA research groups at the meetings.
Association for Psychological Science (APS)
The Association for Psychological Science's Annual Convention brings together psychological researchers and academics for an exciting program that covers the entire spectrum of innovative research in psychological science.
The convention will take place:
May 25-28, 2017
Sheraton Boston Hotel
(Boston, MA, USA).
The deadline is December 1, 2016, 11:59 PM
Pacific Standard Time.
The deadline is January 31, 2017, 11:59 PM
Pacific Standard Time.
Poster submitters notified on a rolling basis.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with submission questions.
Learn more at http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/convention/
American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS)
The 2017 Annual Conference of the American Psychology-Law Society will be held in Seattle, March 16-18.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 30th, 11:59pm PST.
All proposals should be submitted electronically on the conference website: https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=HODWCYXZ
Learn more at http://www.ap-ls.org/conferences/apls2013/index2013.php
Psi Chi Research Groups
Psychology Research Here at SFASU
Become a research assistant!
Dr. Lauren Brewer
Research Interest in:
Self-Regulation and Free Will Belief
"My research on self-regulation has examined how people's ability to exert self-control and make decisions can be replenished by glucose. My work on belief in free will is a matter of understanding how people's basic, philosophical beliefs affect their cognitions and actions." *
If you are interested in becoming a research assistant in Dr. Brewer's lab, you can contact her by E-mail: email@example.com
Access her website http://laurenebrewer.com for more information on her studies and how to apply for research lab membership.
Dr. Robert Polewan
Research Interest in: Neuropsychology
"My research interest involves the study of behavioral and cognitive neuroscience with a focus on associative learning and memory in both human and animal subjects using a variety of approaches: behavioral, computational, neurophysiological, and psychopharmacological." *
Links to a published article by Polewan et al. (2006) and a research poster are below.
If you are interested in becoming interested in becoming a research assistant in Dr. Polewan's lab, you can contact him by phone: (936) 468-1483 or E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access his website https://bcnlab.weebly.com/
for more information on his studies and how to apply for research lab membership.
Dr. Sarah Savoy
Research Interest in:
Social & Developmental Psychology
Dr. Savoy is currently investigating a multitude of subjects, including weight-based stereotypes, eating behavior, perceived weight stigma, social-cognitive mechanisms, bullying, and peer victimization.
If you have any questions for Dr. Savoy regarding research, you can contact her by phone: (936) 468-5117 or by E-mail: email@example.com.
Access her website sfasusocialdevelopmentlab.com
for more information on her studies and how to apply for research lab membership.
Dr. Sharon Eaves
Research Interest in: Working Memory General and Working Memory Development in Children
"I am interested in what different types of performance can be predicted by working memory and what variables contribute or affect working memory. I have also been involved in research examining how we process both relevant and irrelevant sounds in our
If you are interested in becoming a research assistant assisting in Dr. Eaves' lab, you can contact her through E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Steven Estrada
Research Interest in: Sensation, Affect, Cognition, and Knowledge
Dr. Estrada's research currently examines a multitude of subjects, including thinking and feeling, patterns of thought, attention, memory, judgment, decision making, emotional arousal, saccadic eye movements, student motivation, and cognitive processes.
If you are interested in becoming a research assistant assisting in Dr. Estrada's lab, you can contact him though E-mail:
Access his website http://sacklab.weebly.com/ for more information on his studies and how to apply for research lab membership.
Dr. Mark Ludorf
Research Interest in:
"Cognitive psychology research areas include attention, selective attention, divided attention, and memory. Other areas of research include leadership, applied statistics/methodology and computer and information technology applications in higher education. I also lead multiple study abroad courses to Italy." *
If you are interested in becoming a research assistant assisting Dr. Ludorf's lab, you can contact him through E-mail: email@example.com
Research Interest in:
"It is our intention to research and establish the physical and mental responses to these events and develop coping mechanisms to help reduce the stress and anxiety. By anticipating the stress, and teaching the coping mechanisms, this research could possibility
save lives." *
If you are interested in becoming a research assistant assisting Dr. McKemy's lab, you can contact him through E-mail:
Dr. Kyle Conlon
Research Interest in:
Dr. Conlon focuses on a broad investigation on the interaction between cognitive and motivation factors on human social behavior.
If you are interested in becoming a research assistant assisting Dr. Conlon's lab, you can contact him through E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Access his website http://kyleconlon.com for more information on his studies and how to apply for research lab membership.
Dr. Catherine Pearte
Research Interest in: Clinical Psychology
Dr. Pearte focuses on mental illness, mental illness-related stigma, borderline personality disorder, non-suicidal self-injury, eating disorders, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance.
If you are interested in becoming a research assistant in Dr. Pearte's lab, you can contact her by E-mail:
Fields of Psychology
Abnormal psychology is a field of psychology that deals with psychopathology and abnormal behavior. The term covers a broad range of disorders, from depression to obsession-compulsion to sexual deviation and many more. Counselors, clinical psychologists and psychotherapists often work directly in this field.
Biopsychology is a field of psychology that analyzes how the brain and neurotransmitters influence our behaviors, thoughts and feelings. This field can be thought of as a combination of basic psychology and neuroscience.
Clinical Psychology is the branch of psychology concerned with the assessment and treatment of mental illness, abnormal behavior and psychiatric problems.
Psychology & Law
The field of psychology and law involves the application of scientific and professional aspects of psychology to questions and issues relating to law and the legal system. There are many different substantive and methodological approaches in the broadly-defined field of psychology and law. Terms such as forensic psychology, legal psychology, or law and psychology may be appropriate descriptions as well, but all encompass an interaction between human behavior and the law or legal system.
Cognitive psychology is the branch of psychology that studies mental processes including how people think, perceive, remember and learn. As part of the larger field of cognitive science, this branch of psychology is related to other disciplines including neuroscience, philosophy, and linguistics.
Comparative psychology is the branch of psychology concerned with the study of animal behavior. Modern research on animal behavior began with the work of Charles Darwin and Georges Romanes and has continued to grow into a multidisciplinary subject. Today, biologists, psychologists, anthropologists, ecologists, geneticists and many others contribute to the study of animal behavior.
Counseling psychology focuses on providing therapeutic treatments to clients who experience a wide variety of symptoms. It is also one of the largest specialty areas within psychology. The Society of Counseling Psychology describes the field as " a psychological specialty [that] facilitates personal and interpersonal functioning across the life span with a focus on emotional, social, vocational, educational, health-related, developmental and organizational concerns."
This field of psychology looks at development throughout the lifespan, from childhood to adulthood. The scientific study of human development seeks to understand and explain how and why people change throughout life. This includes all aspects of human growth, including physical, emotional, intellectual, social, perceptual and personality development. Topics studied in this field include everything from prenatal development to Alzheimer's disease.
Educational psychology involves the study of how people learn, including topics such as student outcomes, the instructional process, individual differences in learning, gifted learners and learning disabilities.
Experimental psychology is an area of psychology that utilizes scientific methods to research the mind and behavior. Experimental psychologists work in a wide variety of settings including colleges, universities, research centers, government and private businesses.
Forensic psychology is defined as the intersection of psychology and the law, but forensic psychologists can perform many roles so this definition can vary. In many cases, people working within forensic psychology are not necessarily "forensic psychologists." These individuals might be clinical psychologists, school psychologists, neurologists or counselors who lend their psychological expertise to provide testimony, analysis or recommendations in legal or criminal cases.
The field of health psychology is focused on promoting health as well as the prevention and treatment of disease and illness. Health psychologists also focus on understanding how people react, cope and recover from illness. Some health psychologists work to improve the health care system and the government's approach to health care policy.
Human Factors Psychology
Human factors is an area of psychology that focuses on a range of different topics, including ergonomics, workplace safety, human error, product design, human capability and human-computer interaction. In fact, the terms human factors and ergonomics are often used synonymously, with human factors being commonly used in the United States and ergonomics in Europe.
Industrial- Organizational Psychology
Industrial organizational psychology is a field of psychology that applies psychological theories and principles to organizations. Often referred to as I/O psychology, this field focuses on increasing workplace productivity and related issues such as the physical and mental well being of employees. Industrial organizational psychologists perform a wide variety of tasks, including studying worker attitudes and behavior, evaluating companies and conducting leadership training.
Personality psychology looks at the patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behavior that make a person unique. Some of the best-known theories in psychology have originated in this field, including Freud's psychoanalytic theory of personality and Erikson's theory of psychosocial development.
School psychology is a field that works within the educational system to help children with emotional, social and academic issues. The goal of school psychology is to collaborate with parents, teachers, and students to promote a healthy learning environment that focuses on the needs of children.
Social psychology looks at a wide range of social topics, including group behavior, social perception, leadership, nonverbal behavior, conformity, aggression and prejudice. It is important to note that social psychology is not just about looking at social influences. Social perception and social interaction are also vital to understanding social behavior.
Sports psychology is the study of how psychology influences sports, athletic performance, exercise and physical activity. Some sports psychologists work with professional athletes and coaches to improve performance and increase motivation. Other professionals utilize exercise and sports to enhance people’s lives and well-being throughout the entire lifespan.
Information was retrieved from http://psychology.about.com and www.http://ap-ls.org/
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