Students, faculty represent at American Psychological Association conference
Human Development and Psychology faculty and students were well represented earlier this month at the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in Washington, D.C. Faculty members Regan Gurung, Ryan Martin, Deirdre Radosevich, Christine Smith, Kris Vespia, and Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges were authors or coauthors on 14 different presentations at the conference, and they collaborated with nine UW-Green Bay undergraduate student coauthors. Presentation topics ranged from anger on the Internet (Martin) and older adults’ romantic relationships (Smith) to the relationship among self-presentation, affect, and clothing (Gurung) and evidence-based approaches to experiential learning (Vespia, Wilson-Doenges, Martin and Radosevich). This year also marked the first of a three-year term Vespia will serve coordinating the peer-review process and assembling the convention programming for Division 2, the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. One highlight of that program and of the convention itself was Gurung delivering his Division 2 presidential address. His talk was titled Teachers as superheroes in disguise: Fighting for literacy, inspiring learning.