Southeastern Psychological Association, Feb. 15–18, in Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans.

In addition to a wide variety of papers and posters, the meeting will feature nine continuing-education workshops and several invited speakers, including:

  • Roy F. Baumeister, PhD, of Florida State University, will present the APA G. Stanley Hall lecture on “The Why, What, and How of Human Consciousness.”

  • Ludy T. Benjamin, PhD, of Texas A&M University, on “Goodbye Dr. Chips: Or When Will College Professors No Longer Teach Any Courses.”

  • Randall W. Engle, PhD, of Georgia Institute of Technology, on “Working Memory/Attention Control as State and Trait Variables.”

  • Anthony G. Greenwald, PhD, of the University of Washington, on “Implicit Bias: New Forms of the American Dilemma and the New Science of Discrimination.”

  • Debra Sue Pate, PhD, of Jackson State University, will deliver the SEPA Presidential Address on “A Woman’s Place: In Psychology.”

For more information on the meeting, go online.

Eastern Psychological Association, March 1–4, Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh

The EPA meeting will feature:

  • The Psi Chi/EPA Invited Keynote Address, by Herb Terrace, PhD, of Columbia University.

  • An APA-sponsored Presidential Integrative Symposium: “David Rumelhart’s Legacy: Interactive Activation, Language without Rules, and Learned Semantic Representations.” Participants include Jay McClelland, PhD, of Stanford University, David Plaut, PhD, of Carnegie Mellon University, and Tim Rogers, PhD, of the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

  • Terry Robinson, PhD, of the University of Michigan, will present “Individual Variation in Resisting Temptation: Implications for Addiction.”

  • Lynn Liben, PhD, of Penn State University, will discuss “Spatial Cognition as a Foundation for Representational Competence.”

  • John Kruschke, PhD, of Indiana University–Bloomington, will lead a workshop on Bayesian data analysis.

  • David Myers, PhD, of Hope College, will present on “The Powers and Perils of Intuition” and “A Quiet World: The Psychology of Hearing and Hearing Loss.”

More information about the EPA meeting is available online.

Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, April 12– 14, Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, in Reno, Nev.

This year’s RMPA convention will include scholarly symposia, oral paper sessions and poster sessions. Other highlights include:

  • The Portenier–Wertheimer Teaching Conference, featuring an Invited Teaching Address by Carole Wade, PhD, and a talk by Roy F. Baumeister, PhD, of Florida State University.

  • Invited research talks will be given by Gary Wells, PhD; Robin S. Rosenburg, PhD, APA Distinguished Scientific Lecturer Warren Bickel, PhD, and many other prominent scholars.

  • Psi Chi will have an active role in the program with several sessions for students and advisers and with Richard Bootzin, PhD, presenting the Psi Chi Distinguished Lecture and a conversation hour for students.

  • The RMPA Diversity Council will sponsor a panel to challenge myths about LGBTQ parents and their children, and James W. Loewen, PhD, will present the Diversity Council Keynote speech.

For more information, go to the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association.

Southwestern Psychological Association, April 12– 14, Sheraton Hotel in Oklahoma City, Okla.

This meeting is held simultaneously with several affiliated organizations: Society for Applied Multivariate Research, Southwestern Comparative Psychology Association, Southwestern Teachers of Psychology, Psi Chi and Texas Psychological Association. Keynote speakers include:

  • Robert J. Sternberg, PhD, of Oklahoma State University.

  • Ann Masten, PhD, of University of Minnesota. 

  • Daniel Schacter, PhD, of Harvard University.

  • Mark Flinn, PhD, of the University of Missouri.

  • James Pennebaker, PhD, of the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Joseph Trimble, PhD, of Western Washington University, will deliver the APA G. Stanley Hall Lecture.

In addition, the meeting offers more than 20 hours of continuing-education credits.

More information about SWPA can be found online.

Western Psychological Association, April 26–29, Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, Calif.

The program will feature more than 30 distinguished speakers and invited symposia in addition to the Terman Teaching Conference “Students in the Real World,” on April 25, statistics workshops and the WPA film festival. Among the highlights are:

  • Philip Zimbardo, PhD, of Stanford University, will deliver the Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools address on “Why I Am Managing a New Hero Factory in San Francisco.”

  • Claude M. Steele, PhD, of Stanford University, will speak on “Remedying Stereotype Threat.”

  • The Society for the Teaching of Psychology featured speakers are Jerusha and Brian Detweiler-Bedell, PhD, of Lewis & Clark College, on “Doing Collaborative Research with Undergraduates: A Team-Based Approach.”

  • The APA G. Stanley Hall Address will be given by Gregory Madden, PhD, of Utah State University, on “Behavioral Economics, Impulsivity and Health Decision-Making.”

The statistics workshops will feature:

  • Peter Bentler, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, on “Structural Equation Modeling.”

  • Karen Nylund-Gibson, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara, on “Latent Class Models.”

  • Andrew Ainsworth, PhD, California State University, Northridge, on “Item Response Theory.”

  • Barbara Tabachnick, PhD, California State University, Northridge, on “How to Choose the Appropriate Multivariate Technique.”

WPA Award Addresses will be delivered by Barbara Tabachnick, PhD (life achievement), Mark Costanzo, PhD (teaching), Jason Reimer, PhD (early career research), Adele Eskeles Gottfried, PhD (social responsibility) and George Slavich, PhD (E.E. Jones clinical/psychotherapy research). Many of the presentations this year are eligible for continuing education credit.

More information about WPA is available online.

Midwestern Psychological Association, May 3–5, Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.

Approximately 2,000 psychologists and students will participate in a three-day conference dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of psychological science. The conference features nine major invited addresses, 40 invited talks, symposia spanning all major areas of psychology, workshops on teaching and statistics, and presentations submitted by the membership. Mary Kite, PhD, of Ball State University, will give the MPA presidential address. Other speakers include Leona Aiken, PhD, of Arizona State University; Linda Bartoshuk, PhD, of the University of Florida; John Dovidio, PhD, of Yale University; Alice Eagly, PhD, of Northwestern University; Diane Halpern, PhD, of Claremont McKenna College; Richard McNally, PhD, of Harvard University; and Rebecca Treiman, PhD, of Washington University St. Louis.

Invited symposia will cover topics such as math achievement (Sian Beilock, PhD), brain plasticity and behavior (Russell Brown, PhD), goal attainment and self-regulation (Kentaro Fujita, PhD) and others. Faculty and students interested in developing their research skills can participate in John Kruschke’s statistics workshop “Introduction to Doing Bayesian Data Analysis” and Holmes Finch’s “The Practical Application of Item Response Theory to Psychological Research.”

Psychologists interested in teaching can participate in activities organized by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, including talks by Dana Dunn, PhD, Mitchell Handelsman, PhD, Neil Lutsky, PhD, and others. This year’s Psi Chi Distinguished Speaker is James Pennebaker, PhD.

More information about MPA can be found online.

New England Psychological Association, Oct. 12–13, Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass.

This meeting is still in its planning stages, but will include symposia, workshops and poster sessions. In addition, the Northeast Conference for the Teaching of Psychology will meet with NEPA on Oct. 12 and Psi Chi will hold a full day of programming on Oct. 13.

The APA Distinguished Scientist Lecturer will be Howard Rachlin, PhD, of the State University of New York, Stony Brook.

Check the NEPA website for the call for submissions and programming information.