NEWS RELEASE: Nineteenth Annual Psychology Conference at Pace’s NYC Campus

The Pace Psychology Conference is a free event, open to the public. The full-day program will provide insight and conversation on many key contemporary issues relevant to the psychology community locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally as well as to many levels of students, high school and college, interested in learning about psychology and conducting research as well as adults contemplating a career change. Invited guests and panel experts will join students and faculty from Pace University as well as from tri-state area colleges and universities such as Adelphi University, CUNY, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Fordham University, New York University, and SUNY at New Paltz.

Pace University’s Psychology Department will host the 19th Annual Psychology Conference on May 14 at Pace University’s lower Manhattan campus. Students from Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences as well as students from nearby universities will share oral and poster presentations based on theory and research in their chosen fields of interest. The 19th Pace Psychology Conference will highlight research issues from technology’s effect on adult anxiety levels to the correlation between gender roles and alcohol consumption on college campuses.

The Pace Psychology Conference is a free event, open to the public. The full-day program will provide insight and conversation on many key contemporary issues relevant to the psychology community locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally as well as to many levels of students, high school and college, interested in learning about psychology and conducting research as well as adults contemplating a career change. Invited guests and panel experts will join students and faculty from Pace University as well as from tri-state area colleges and universities such as Adelphi University, CUNY, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Fordham University, New York University, and SUNY at New Paltz.

Pace Distinguished Professor Florence Denmark, PhD will introduce keynote speaker Jean Lau Chin, Ed D.  Dr. Chin’s title of her address, Diversity and Leadership, is based on her current research with the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University. She has authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in professional publications on women’s issues, cultural competence, Asian American, and ethnic minority issues.  She recently completed a four-volume set, The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination, which covers racism, ethnicity, gender, and all forms of discrimination, and Learning From My Mother’s Voice: Family Legend and Chinese American Experience, a book on family bonds using oral history and mythology as a healing tool and transformational journey for immigrant families.  She also serves as the series editor of Race and Ethnicity in Psychology (Praeger Press).

The afternoon program will include a symposium on What Are New Developments in International Psychology Today – in Practice, Research, and Teaching?

Other conference events include a luncheon with international psychologists representing the United Nations Psychologists and members of the American Psychological Association Division 52- International Psychology.  The Psi Chi, International Honor Society of Psychology will hold an induction ceremony welcoming their new 2011 members and hold a “best practices” focus groups for all attending members. The conference will be held at One Pace Plaza in Student Union and Multipurpose Room.

This event is presented in partnership with Dyson College of the Arts and Sciences, Pace University’s Chapter of Psi Chi, the International Division (Division 52) of the American Psychological Association, and New York State Psychological Association’s Academic Division, Social Issues Division, and Division of Women’s Issues, the Manhattan Psychological Association (MPA), the Psychology Section of the New York Academy of Sciences, and the International Organization of the Study of Group Tension (IOSGT).

Information on the conference including registration, schedule and speakers can be found at www.pacepsycon.com or send an email to mmccormick2@pace.edu. For more information on Psi Chi please visit www.psichi.org

Psychology Department on Pace University’s New York City Campus

Pace offers two undergraduate degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology and Human Relations; and three graduate degrees, MS Ed in School Psychology, MA in Psychology, and PsyD in School-Clinical Child Psychology. Pace’s PsyD degree is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The doctoral program is one of only 10 recognized nationwide as a combined professional-scientific doctoral program by the APA.

About Pace University

For 105 years, Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

Contact: Cara Cea, ccea@pace.edu; 914-906-9680

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