Conferences - Department of Psychology | Briar Cliff University

Psychology Conferences

Throughout the year, the Department of Psychology and its students present at several conferences. 

Undergraduate Conferences

Siouxland Research Conference (Formerly Siouxland Undergraduate Social Sciences Research Conference): At this conference, students from about five regional schools formally present their original research in psychology, social work, sociology, criminal justice and political studies. Presentations may be 10-15-minute PowerPoint presentations or posters (it takes about 10 minutes for researchers to present and explain their research posters).

Briar Cliff University Scholarship and Creative Works Convocation: The convocation is an opportunity for all Briar Cliff students to present their academic achievements to the Briar Cliff community. Students may present traditional research projects or creative new works individually or in groups.

Great Plains Students' Psychology Convention: This convention is designed to foster undergraduate development in a safe comfortable atmosphere, where undergraduates can receive great feedback from people in the field of psychology but outside of their respective universities.

Professional Conferences

Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA): Although the MPA Convention is nominally a regional organization, both their membership and the attendance at their meetings are national. The Annual Meeting is a major opportunity for psychologists in these many settings to keep in touch with current developments in research, theory and practice.

Convention of the American Psychological Society (APS): The APS Convention brings together psychological researchers and academics for an exciting program that covers the entire spectrum of innovative research in psychological science. APS is a professional conference for undergraduate students, graduate students and professionals to explore and share ideas within the field.

Association of Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Convention: Since 1974, the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has been the primary membership organization for those interested in the philosophy, science, application, and teaching of behavior analysis.

Iowa Association for Behavior Analysis Conference: The Iowa Association for Behavior Analysis (Iowa ABA) is a statewide organization whose purpose is to develop and advance the field of behavior analysis through research, education, and dissemination of information.

Heartland Association for Behavior Analysis (HLABA) Conference: The purpose of HLABA is to promote the analytical science of behavior and its associated technologies within the Heartland area.

For more information, contact the Department of Psychology.

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