SRU to host statewide psychology conference Oct. 31


Oct. 30, 2015


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. ¬- Slippery Rock University will host the Pennsylvania State System Psychology Conference Oct. 31, bringing faculty and students from Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education institutions together to share research on common issues such as positive psychology, cognition and wellness.

Jyh-Hann Chang, associate professor of psychology at East Stroudsburg University, will deliver a keynote address, "Life Experience: Commonality within Diversity," at 9:30 a.m., in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. Chang is board certified in rehabilitation psychology and sports psychology.

The State System sponsors the conference, previously called the PASSHE Psychology Potluck, annually to facilitate connections between the 14 sister institutions and share research findings.

This year's program will include 16 presentations by SRU faculty and students, said Elizabeth Boerger, SRU assistant professor of psychology.

Topics are: "Everyday Politics Affect on Wellbeing;" "Positive Psychology: Spirituality and Forgiveness;" "Issues in Forensic Psychology;" "Curriculum Change: Promise and Pitfalls;" and "The Roles of Gender and Sexual Identity in Body Dissatisfaction in Women and Men."

Boerger, Emily Keener and Ann Romanczyk, SRU assistant professors of psychology, organized the conference, with help from students.

Guest access will be available by connecting to the SRU guest network.

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