EPA 2017 Meeting


Members can now submit a paper, poster, or symposium proposal for the March 16-18, 2017 Eastern Psychological Association meeting at the Boston Park Plaza in Boston. The standard room rate will be $179 (plus taxes). Rooms can be reserved at the group rate until February 10, 2017 by following the link here or by calling 1-800-225-2008.    The room block is listed under EPA 2017 Annual 5490648.   

EPA dues/registration for Members and Fellows is $70 and $30 for Associates (students) and are required prior to submitting a proposal. There are no other fees.

To pay dues/registration, go to easternpsychological.org, 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 15, 2016

To access the site, please use one of the links on the Members Only page. 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, 2016 deadline; however, space will be very limited, and undergraduate students (Associates) are strongly advised to apply for the regular November 15 deadline if at all possible.

This year's meeting continues EPA's tradition of offering cutting edge developments in psychological science, application and teaching in the form of exciting lectures, symposia and posters.  

Presidential Invited address
    Jay Buckey - Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth University
    "Psychology of a Mars Mission."

Presidential Invited address
    Millard Reschke - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    NASA: Reaching New Heights – The Human Factor

R.L. Solomon Distinguished Lecture
    Barry Schwartz - Swarthmore College, Emeritus
    “Why We Work”

APA Distinguished Scientist 
    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
    “Sleep, Memory and Dreams:  Putting it All Together”

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 -University of Maryland
   "Sensitive periods in human development: Evidence from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project"

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"
Psi-Chi Psychology Honor Society Address
    Nick Kanas- University of California, San Francisco
    "Psychological Aspects of Long Duration Space Missions"