The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association will take place at the Boston Park Plaza in Boston, MA. from Thursday March 16 – Saturday, March 18. The 2017 program will be organized under the theme "Technology and Psychology."  Members may reserve a room online at the group rate of $179 per night by following the link here or by calling 1-800-225-2008.    The room block is listed under EPA 2017 Annual 5490648.  

The call for abstracts for the 2017 meeting is available here.

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Psi Chi Keynote Address will be given by Dr. Nick Kanas, University of California (Professor Emeritus), on Thursday evening. His presentation, "Psychological Aspects of Long Duration Space Missions", will cover the following topics of on-orbit psychological and interpersonal stressors, psychiatric issues in space, psychological and interpersonal issues in space, and positive effects of being in space.

Dr. Jay Buckey, Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth University, will give a Presidential Keynote Address entitled, "Psychology of a Mars Mission." Dr. Buckey is a former NASA astronaut and crew member on the space shuttle Columbia during the STS-90 mission which included Neurolab, a module mission that focused on the neurological and behavioral changes that occur in space.

Other Keynote Speakers Include (so far):

APA Distinguished Scientist Address

Michael Lewis
Rutgers University
"The Development of Typical and Dysfunctional Emotional Life"

Applied Psychology
J. Graham Thomas
Brown Alpert Medical School and the Weight Control & Diabetes Research Center of The Miriam Hospital
"Digital Health Technology for the Assessment and Treatment of Obesity and Related Behaviors."

Behavioral Neuroscience
Robert Stickgold
Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Clinical Psychology
Greg Falkin
Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, New York University, Rory Meyers College of Nursing
"Current and Future Challenges in Pre/Postdoctoral Research Training in the Substance Use and HIV Areas"

Cognitive Psychology
Jeremy Wolfe
Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School
"The Incidental Gorilla: How we find or don't find things that we want or don't want to find"

Developmental Psychology
Nathan Fox
Distinguished University Professor & Chair at the University of Maryland

History of Psychology
Sue Frantz
Highline College
"Technological Change: Everything Old is New Again"

Gavan McNally
University of New South Wales
“Prediction error, fear learning, and the amygdala

Social Psychology
Kathleen Vohs
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
"Can ordinary people detect lies after all?"

Teaching of Psychology
Christopher Hakala
Quinnipiac University Connecticut
"The Science of Learning: Translation, application, and implementation"


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