Eastern Psychological Association: Call for Papers

The Eastern Psychological Association will have their annual meeting on March 13-16, 2014 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, MA.

EPA dues for Members remain at only $60 and include registration for the meeting. Dues for Associates (students) are $25. There are no other fees. Furthermore, the room rate at the Park Plaza for a single room will only be $169, not including tax.

To pay dues, 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 and then on Member 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 possible 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 1, 2013. To access the site, please use the login information at the end of this email. 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, 2013 deadline; however, space will be very limited, and undergraduate students (Associates) are strongly advised to apply for the regular November 1 deadline if at all possible.

Members of the EPA Program Committee have been hard at work to make 2014 a truly memorable meeting. A program dedicated to research in neuroscience will debut at EPA this year, featuring an invited address by Earl Miller (MIT). There will be a number of sessions geared towards students that cover such diverse topics as psychology and law, violence in the media, teaching of psychology, and career exploration and advice. Invited symposia will highlight new research on issues ranging from computational constructivism (chaired by Joseph Austerweil, Brown University) to the cognitive effects of radiation treatment for brain tumors (chaired by Deborah Walder, Brooklyn College CUNY). Anthony Greenwald (University of Washington) will present the opening Psi Chi invited talk on Thursday March 1st, and Brian Nosek (University of Virginia) will chair the invited Psi Chi symposium on “Crowdsourcing Science.” Bernardo Carducci of Indiana University Southeast will present by invitation of Psi Beta. Addresses and symposia by Ed Wasserman (University of Iowa), Irene Pepperberg (Brandeis and Harvard Universities), and EPA President Thomas Zentall (University of Kentucky) will round out the Presidential Programming.

Invited area presentations will include:
The Sense of Style: Why Academic Writing is so Bad, and How to Make it Better
Steven Pinker, Harvard University

Invited Symposium: The Human Capacity for Language — Design, Regenesis and Evolution
Iris Berent, Northeastern University
Susan Goldin-Meadow, University of Chicago
Steven Pinker, Harvard University

How ‘Hidden Biases of Good People’ Produce Discrimination
Anthony Greenwald, University of Washington
Embodied Social Cognition Via Conceptual Scaffolding
John Bargh, Yale University

Tug-of-War on a Tightrope: Applying Psychology as an Expert Witness
Samuel Sommers, Tufts University

Adolescent Neurodevelopment and the Bio-behavioral Expression of Vulnerability for Psychosis
Elaine Walker, Emory University

Development of Fear: Evidence from Mouse to Human
B.J. Casey, Weill Cornell Medical College

Invited Symposium: Memory Development — Specialized Learning and Forgetting
Pierre Lavenex, University of Lausanne & University of Fribourg
Regina Sullivan, New York University
Paul Frankland, University of Toronto
Rosamund Langston, University of Dundee
Pamela Banta Lavenex, University of Lausanne

Women “ought not to have any sex, but they do”: And Other Tales of Gender in Science
Alexandra Rutherford, York University

Is American Psychology Truly Xenophobic, 30 Years Later?
Harold Takooshian, Fordham University

Voices from the Past: William James, H. B. Alexander, and the Teaching of Psychology
Kenneth Keith, University of San Diego