Members can now submit a paper, poster, or symposium proposal for the March 5-7, 2015 Eastern Psychological Association meeting at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, PA. The standard room rate will be $199. EPA attendees are eligible for a 25% parking discount and a 50% discount on guest room internet service. Rooms can be reserved at the group rate until February 10, 2015 by following this link:

EPA dues/registration for Members and Fellows is $70 and $30 for Associates (students) if paid by March 1, 2015. There are no other fees registration fees. Furthermore, the room rate at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown for a single room will be $199, not including tax.

To pay dues/registration, go to, click on Members Only at the top of the left menu, and then click on Renew Your Membership. After you have paid your dues by credit card, click again on Members Only. Depending on your membership type, you will then click on either Member Proposals, Fellow Proposals, or Associate Proposals to submit your proposal.

Please remember that only paid-up Members, Fellows, and Associates may submit proposals for the meeting. If you are planning to submit a proposal, please do not wait until the last moment to pay dues, as payments may take up to 48 hours to process. All associates must have a faculty sponsor who, at the time of the submission, is a current EPA Member with dues paid for the current year.

The submissions site is open now and will close promptly at 5:00 PM EST on November 1, 2014

To access the site, please use the login information at the end of this email. Please be certain to read the EPA submissions guidelines and the FAQ page prior to preparing your submission.

As in recent years, another call for proposals for a special undergraduate poster session will be issued later for a December 1, 2014 deadline; however, space will be very limited, and undergraduate students (Associates) are strongly advised to apply for the regular November 1 deadline if at all possible.


Invited area presentations will include (so far):

The Emperor's New drugs: Informing the public about the hidden data
Irving Kirsch (Harvard Medical School)

Undergraduate Psychology Education and our Collective Legacy at Risk
Eric Landrum (Boise State University)

Psychopathic Personality: Scientific Consensus, Scientific Controversy
Scott Lilienfeld (Emory University)

On Having the Willpower to Abandon the Resource Account of Willpower
Robert Kurzban (University of Pennsylvania)

The Technology of Psychology:  Where are we and where do we go from here?
Kirk Heilbrun (Drexel University)

Learning as a Psychological Concept, and as an International Policy Goal: Shared Meanings, Shared Action?
Daniel Wagner (University of Pennsylvania)

The Laws of Conditioning: Doing Time for Guilt by Associationism
Justin Harris (University of Sydney, Australia)

Exploration and Exploitation: A Journey from the Lab to the World
Art Markman (University of Texas)

Mental and Physical Skill (MAP) Training: A Neurogenesis-Inspired Intervention that Enhances Health in Humans
Tracey Shors (Rutgers University)

Early Origins: Neurobehavioral Development in the Fetus and Newborn
Bill Fifer (Columbia University)


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