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Student Research Poster Session


The Pennsylvania Psychological Association's Convention Committee is sponsoring a Research Poster Session on Friday, June 21, 2019, in conjunction with the Annual Convention. Deadline for submission is April 7.

Any psychologist practicing in Pennsylvania, undergraduate or graduate student in a college or university in Pennsylvania completing psychological research (quantitative, qualitative, and advanced review) is encouraged to submit a poster proposal. Submissions will be reviewed and students will be notified regarding acceptance by May 10.

POSTER SESSION SCHEDULE: The Research Poster Session will tentatively be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Dismantle posters 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. We ask the poster presenters to preside at their posters during the "Conversations with the Research Poster Presenters” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., so they can answer questions and discuss their work with the convention attendees.

Research submissions will be reviewed on the following criteria:

  1. Clarity of the project and writing style (APA format);
  2. Soundness of the research design;
  3. Clarity and soundness of the results and discussion
  4. Implications and contributions to the field;
  5. Relevance to the conference theme; and
  6. Student’s contributions to the project.

The PPA Annual Convention provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn more about current issues, major trends, and new approaches in psychology, as well as to meet psychologists from throughout Pennsylvania who are active in research, teaching, clinical practice, and social policy.

There is a special convention registration rate for students. On Friday, June 21, those who have had their presentations accepted for the Research Poster Session are also invited to attend the Annual Student and Early Career Psychologist Networking Reception which provides an opportunity for discussion of issues affecting students and ECPs in psychology. Student and Early Career Psychologist programming will be available 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact PPA at 717-232-3817.

We believe that students add a valuable contribution to our conventions.
Your involvement and participation are encouraged, and we look forward to your participation!

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