EPA 2018 Meeting

Members can now submit a paper, poster, or symposium proposal for the March 1-3, 2018 Eastern Psychological Association meeting at the Downtown Marriott in Philadelphia. 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 meeting schedule will be available on this page in late January.  The standard room rate will be $212 (plus taxes). Rooms can be reserved at the group rate until February 6, 2018 by following the link here or by calling 1-877-901-6632.    The room block is listed under EPA 2018.   

EPA dues/registration for Members and Fellows is $70 and $30 for Associates (students) and are required prior to submitting a proposal.

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.

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, 2017

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, 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.  

Presidential Keynote Address
    Bella DePaulo - University of California, Santa Barbara
         Author: How We Live Now
                    Singled Out

        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."

Applied Psychology 
    Debra Zellner – Montclair State University 
    Keynote Address:  Factors influencing liking for food: Studying people where they eat

Behavioral Neuroscience
    Mark West – Rutgers University
    Keynote Address:  Neural and affective processes during binge and relapse in an animal model of drug addiction.

Clinical Psychology
    Geri Miller – Applachian State University 
    Keynote Address:  Substance Use Disorder Treatment: Graduate Curriculum Concerns   

Developmental Psychology
    Mary Dozier – University of Delaware
    Keynote Address:  Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up: Intervening with parents of young children who have experienced adversity

Cognitive Psychology
     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

Social Psychology
    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