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Events & Deadlines

JMU Psychology Symposium:  April 22-23, 2018.

The department’s symposium is a great opportunity for underclassmen to see the various types of independent study experiences in Psychology. Join us and learn about research projects, field placements, practica, and Honors Thesis from this year. 

Students who wish to share their work should register below to participate. Students who received travel grants and/or printed posters for professional conferences this year at the expense of the Department of Psychology are expected to participate. Presenting at the Department of Psychology Symposium is an item that you can put on your resume or CV. For questions about the Department of Psychology Student Symposium, please contact Dr. Krisztina Jakobsen (jakobskv@jmu.edu).

Time and Location of Symposium Sessions:

  • Sunday, April 22, 2018 7:00pm (Miller 1101)
    • Keynote Speaker: “The Opportunities Available to Psychology Workforce Graduates: It's Complicated” by Eric Landrum (Boise State University)
  • Monday, April 23, 2018 10:30-2:15 (Madison Union Ballroom unless otherwise noted)
    • 10:30-11:45am Poster Session 1 (Setup 9:00-10:00am)
    • 12:00-1:00pm Keynote Speaker: “Designing and Scaling Up Social Psychological Interventions in Schools: How Researchers and Practitioners Can Both Get Better When They Work Together” by Kenn Barron (James Madison University)
    • 1:00-2:15pm Poster Session 2 (Setup 12:30-1pm)
    • 1:00-2:00pm Oral Presentations (Madison Union 203)
  • By April 2:  Register to present by completing the on-line form. The information you enter into this form will be used to prepare the event program, so be careful to enter accurate information. Symposium Registration Form.
  • By April 10:  If you need a poster printed for this event, please submit an electronic copy of your finalized poster to Colleen Johnson (ugpsyc@jmu.edu; 568-6114; Miller 1120).

Present Your Research – Publication / Presentation Opportunities.  After consulting with your research faculty advisor, you can determine whether it is appropriate to present your research project at a conference or publish it in a journal.  The process to get your work presented at a professional meeting or published in a journal is competitive.  When investigating this opportunity, please note any submission deadlines.

Psychology Peer Advisors are here for you! Psychology Peer Advising is a student-staffed office that serves the students and faculty of the Psychology Department. Their office in 1106 Miller Hall is open Monday – Thursday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm during the academic year. They can also be contacted at peeradvise@gmail.com. For quick advising tips, “Follow” them on Twitter (@JMUPsycAdvisors) and “Like” them on Facebook (JMU Psychology Peer Advising)!  More information.

Register your interests. The Council on Undergraduate Research has established a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers to facilitate matchmaking between graduate schools and undergraduates with research experience who wish to pursue an advanced degree. Currently the Registry is open to students and graduate schools/employers in nearly all the fields of science that are supported at NSF. Undergraduate students currently in their Junior year should register, but can update their listing at the end of the summer and during their senior year, to include any additional information. Information will be made available only to graduate schools that contract with CUR for this service. Access the undergraduate registry.