Members, Fellows and Associates may submit a paper, poster, or symposium proposal for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association at the Downtown Marriott, Philadelphia, PA. from Thursday March 1 - Saturday, March 3. The meeting kicks off with the Psi Chi Invited Address in the evening of March 1. All papers, posters, symposia and keynote addresses will be presented on March 2 and 3. The 2018 program will be organized under the theme "The Many Faces of Psychology."
You may make a hotel reservation at the group rate of $212 (plus taxes) by following the link here. You may also make reservations at the group rate by calling 1-877-901-6632. Rooms can be reserved at the group rate until February 6, 2018.
EPA dues/registration for Members and Fellows is $70 and $30 for Associates (students) if paid by Feb 20, 2018.
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. If you are not yet a member of EPA, click the link Join EPA.
Meeting App and program book: For the past several years, EPA has provided a free app, which contains the entire program in a convenient and searchable form for your use. The app will be available again in 2018, downloadable to your smart phone and tablet. It is our hope that eventually the app will replace the need for a hard copy of the program book for many of you. It is one way that EPA is “going green.” To assess the extent to which we need to provide the printed version of the program, we are asking you to pay $5 for a hardcopy of the 2018 program. That is, the hardcopy of the 2018 program will cost $5 this year, which you may pay along with your dues. Costs of printing the program continue to rise and we know that many of the printed programs wind up in the trash or recycle bin. That is wasteful. One way to keep membership dues under control is to print fewer programs and to provide programs only for those willing to pay for them. You can help us by choosing to forego the printed program or to pay $5 for the hardcopy this year. The choice is yours.
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.
As in recent years, another call for proposals for a special undergraduate poster session will be issued later for a December 1, 2017 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. Here are some of our Keynote addresses:
Presidential Keynote Address
Bella DePaulo - University of California, Santa Barbara
Author: How We Live Now
Keynote address: “Psychology Is Your Secret Weapon: What You Have that Other People Need and Want”
Fred S. Keller Distinguished Lecture
Carl Hart – Chair, Department of Psychology, Columbia University
Author of the best-selling book, High Price
Keynote Address: "A Drug Discussion for Adults."
Debra Zellner – Montclair State University
Keynote Address: Factors influencing liking for food: Studying people where they eat
Mark West – Rutgers University
Keynote Address: Neural and affective processes during binge and relapse in an animal model of drug addiction.
Geri Miller – Applachian State University
Keynote Address: Substance Use Disorder Treatment: Graduate Curriculum Concerns
Mary Dozier – University of Delaware
Keynote Address: Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up: Intervening with parents of young children who have experienced adversity
Sharon Thompson-Schill - University of Pennsylvania
Keynote Address: Learning Abstract Properties of Object Concepts
History of Psychology
Sue Frantz - Highline College
Keynote Address: Technological Change: Everything Old is New Again
K. Mattew Lattal – Oregon Health and Sciences University
Keynote Address: Enhancing Extinction in Models of PTSD and Substance Abuse
Jose Bowen - President, Goucher College
Keynote Address: TBA
Teaching of Psychology
Jeff Greene – UNC Chapel Hill
Keynote Address: "Fostering Effective Self-Regulation in Education"
Psi Chi Keynote, Psychology Honor Society
Megan Sumeracki - Rhode Island College
Keynote Address: TBA