Winners of the 2011 APA TOPSS Poster Competition for High School Psychology Students

Students focused on the theme “Psychology is a Science"

The APA TOPSS Committee congratulates the student winners of the 2011 APA TOPSS Poster Competition for High School Students. Corie Schwabenland of Central West High School (Fresno, CA), Zackery Perkins of Oscar F. Smith High School (Chesapeake, VA), Andrew Branstetter of Solon High School (Solon, OH), and Laura Wetzel of Stevens Point Area High School (Stevens Point, WI) each received $250 scholarships for their winning posters and written components.

The 2011 poster question asked students to focus on the theme “Psychology is a Science.” Students were asked to design an original visual poster that included the phrase “Psychology is a Science.” The poster needed to illustrate at least one psychological concept, theory, or research discovery or an application of psychology in the community. In addition, students had to submit a written component explaining the concepts presented in the poster and stating how the poster illustrates that psychology is a science. Students were also asked to explain how they developed the idea for their posters and to discuss how the poster topic or theme was researched, citing all the sources used.

The TOPSS Scholars Essay Competition will be held for high school students in 2012. Information is posted to the TOPSS website.