Spring 2023 Events Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, Spring 2023 events will happen in Lentz Hall 232, the Psychological Science Laboratory.

Tuesday, February 14

Welcome Back Social
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Join Psychological Science students and faculty for an informal gathering to kick off the semester.

Tuesday, February 28

Coffee & Conversation: MPA Pre-Planning
Thinking of joining us at the Midwestern Psychological Association conference in April? This meeting will give an overview on what to expect at MPA and how you can receive funding to support your travel. The slides from this event are available here.

Sunday, March 5

First-Year Orientation to the Major
6:00-7:00pm, https://bit.ly/VirtualPsychScience
All first-year psychology students are required to attend this virtual orientation to the major.

Tuesday, March 21

Coffee & Conversation: Group Advising
This informal event will offer the opportunity to receive advising on Psychological Science classes, the major, and career options in a group setting with multiple professors.

Wednesday, March 22

Watch Party: Psychonomic Society Colloquium on Individual Differences in Concept Learning
We will hang out in the lab to watch a virtual colloquium talk by Dr. Mark McDaniel of Washington University.
ABSTRACT: We, along with others, have found that individuals vary in whether they rely on abstraction (e.g., rule-learning) or exemplar learning for acquiring and representing laboratory concepts. In this talk, I describe our findings that reveal that a particular learner’s tendency (relying primarily on abstraction or exemplar learning) can persist across very different concept-learning laboratory tasks. Next, I examine whether this individual difference, based on a laboratory concept learning assessment, extends to complex, authentic learning in science classes. Based on our experiments in chemistry and biology classes I build the case that these individual differences are present in classroom learning and have important consequences.

Thursday, March 23

Psi Chi Resume/CV Building Workshop
7:00pm, on Zoom
Mandy Long from the Aspire Center will lead a workshop on constructing a resume or CV. Although this is a Psi Chi event, it is open to all students who are interested

Sunday, April 2

Virtual Group Advising Session
6:00-7:00p.m., https://bit.ly/VirtualPsychScience
This virtual event will offer students an opportunity to receive advising on Psychological Science classes, the major, and career options. The meeting will be recorded for those who cannot attend.

Thursday, April 6

Assessment Day (no morning classes)

Tuesday, April 11

Coffee & Conversation: Final MPA Planning
With MPA just days away, we will meet to strategize for how to get the most out of your conference experience. We will also use this time to finalize any issues with Student Academic Travel Awards.

Psi Chi Induction Ceremony
7:00-8:00pm, Super-Secret Location

Deadline for Student Academic Travel Award submissions
11:59pm, rscc@carthage.edu
Students presenting at the Midwestern Psychological Association meeting should have their grant applications submitted by this date. Email Dr. Barnhart (abarnhart@carthage.edu) with questions.

Monday, April 17

Deadline for MPA Poster Printing
Email posters in .pdf form to Dr. Barnhart at abarnhart@carthage.edu.

April 20-22

Midwestern Psychological Association Conference
Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, https://midwesternpsych.org/

Tuesday, April 25

Coffee & Conversation: MPA Post-Mortem
How was MPA? What did you like? What didn’t you like? How did your presentation go?

Thursday, April 27

Psi Chi & Psychology Club Event: The Future of Your Degree
7:30-8:30pm, on Zoom
Join Psi Chi & Psych Club together with Psychological Science Department Faculty to learn about what comes after college, what you can do with your undergrad degree, and applying to grad schools.

Monday, May 1

Unabashed Carthage
7:00-8:30pm, Niemann Media Theater
Inspired by Mortified, Unabashed Carthage will feature Carthage faculty, staff, and students sharing their most embarrassing childhood artifacts (journals, letters, poems, lyrics, plays, home movies, art) with others, in order to reveal stories about their lives. This event is part of the Psi Chi Carthage chapter 50th anniversary celebration.

Tuesday, May 2

Psi Chi Colloquium: Dr. Dan McAdams, “American Redemption: Variations on a Good Life Story”
4:00-5:30pm, Niemann Media Theater
Dan McAdams is the Henry Wade Rogers Professor of Psychology and Professor of Human Development and Social Policy at Northwestern University. The stories we tell about ourselves provide structure and purpose to our lives. Unpacking the content of these stories can reveal key information about the person and the cultural messages shaping how to live a good life. This event is part of the Psi Chi Carthage chapter 50th anniversary celebration.

Sunday, May 7

SkeptiCamp Carthage
1:00-3:00pm, Niemann Media Theater
SkeptiCamp is a skeptic conference organized by a local community of skeptics where the attendees themselves create and present the content. More info at http://www.skepticalclassroom.com

Tuesday, May 9

Coffee & Conversation: No Agenda
As we reach the most stressful part of the semester, take an hour to hang out with friends. Although there’s no official agenda, Makennah Hanson will give a brief report on some of her recent exploration of careers in psychology.

Monday, May 15

Theses Due to Department Chair

Friday, May 19

Departmental Research Talk & Poster Session
4-6 p.m., Straz Atrium
Support your peers as they present the outcomes of their theses and faculty-sponsored research.