The 21st Annual Midwest Institute for Students and Teachers of Psychology
The 21st Midwest Institute for Teachers of Psychology will be held con-currently with the 13th Midwest Institute for Students of Psychology on February 21 and 22, 2014. Each year more than 200 teachers and students from high school through graduate school gather to share their knowledge and experi-ence of the science of psychology. The program offers a variety of con-current sessions presented by leaders in psychology education as well as ample time for informal sharing and networking among participants.
Helping You Achieve Your Teaching Goals
Concurrent session proposals for the 21st conference require a title and a fifty word abstract. Teaching demonstration proposals should include a title, the principle/ rationale and a short description of the procedure. The demonstrations will be part of Friday Night Live, a collection of demonstrations for the introductory psychology course and should be limited to 10 to 15 minutes.
Please send your proposals/ questions for a concurrent session and/or a teaching demonstration to Ada Wainwright firstname.lastname@example.org by November 15, 2013.
Getting The Most From Our Research
Psychology Teachers at Community Colleges of the American Psychological Association and Psi Beta will award a $100 stipend and a certificate of recognition to the outstanding poster presentation for instructors and students.
Submissions Requirements are a 50 to 100 word abstract describing the nature of the poster Include title, author(s), institution(s) and faculty sponsor(s). Include first author's address and phone number.
Teachers Submit poster proposals between January 3, 2014 and February 15, 2014 to: Dr. Susan Harris-Mitchell (email@example.com) and students send your poster proposals to Dr. Ken Gray (firstname.lastname@example.org).
MISTOP has been approved for Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) for Illinois high school teachers by the Illinois State Board of Education.
Speakers include Mathew Nock, Noland White, and Laura King
Matthew K. Nock is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Laboratory for Clinical and Developmental Research at Harvard University. His research is aimed at advancing the understanding why people behave in ways that are harmful to themselves, with an emphasis on suicide and other forms of self-harm. He has received early career awards from the American Psychological Association, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the American Association of Suicidology, and in 2011 he was named a MacArthur Fellow. Nock has been a consultant/scientific advisor to the National Institutes of Health, the World Health Organization's World Mental Health Survey Initiative, the American Psychological Association, and the American Psychiatric Association DSM-5 Childhood and Adolescent Disorder Work Group. He is the author of Worth Publishers' Updates on DSM-5 for Introductory Psychology, and in January 2014, he will join Daniel Schacter, Daniel Gilbert, and Daniel Wegner as the co-author of Psychology, Third Edition.
Noland White is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA. He received both his B.S. and M.S. in Psychology from Georgia College and joined the faculty in 2001, after receiving his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The University of Tennessee. He currently teaches courses in Introductory Psychology, Psychology of Adjustment, Behavioral Neuroscience, Advanced Behavioral Neuroscience, Senior Seminar, and leads a section of Advanced Research Methods with an emphasis in psychophysiology. He and his students are engaged in ongoing research of psychophysiological characteristics and neuropsychological performance of adults with and without ADHD. Other academic activities include collaborative research and projects investigating the effectiveness of various technologies in and out of the college classroom to facilitate student learning. He also serves as a mentor for other faculty wanting to expand their use of technology with their classes. In 2008, he was a recipient of the Georgia College Excellence in Teaching Award.
Laura King began her career at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, moving to the University of Missouri in 2001, where she is now a Curators' Professor of Psychological Science. In addition to seminars in the development of character, social psychology, and personality psychology, she has taught undergraduate lecture courses in introductory psychology, introduction to personality psychology, and social psychology. At SMU, she received six different teaching awards, including the "M" award for "sustained excellence" in 1999. At the University of Missouri, she received the Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity in 2004. Her research, which has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Science Foundation, has focused on a variety of topics relevant to the question of what it is that makes for a good life. She has studied goals, life stories, happiness, well-being, and meaning in life. In general, her work reflects an enduring interest in studying what is good and healthy in people.
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