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OSU to host regional conference on teaching psychology

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

(Sept. 15, 2008  Stillwater, Okla.) — The Oklahoma State University Department of Psychology will host the Oklahoma Network for the Teaching of Psychology conference from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in downtown Oklahoma City.

Participants will hear the latest in the outcomes of teaching, memory functions and critical thinking usage in today’s classroom. Workshops will focus on secondary education, future faculty and undergraduate education.

The conference is available to teachers and students from high schools, two-year and four-year colleges, and universities across the nation.

OSU associate professors Shelia Kennison, from the department of psychology, and Sue C. Jacobs, school of applied health and educational psychology, formed the Oklahoma Network for the Teaching of Psychology in 2007.

More than 125 people representing 34 institutions, including 15 high schools, attended the inaugural conference.

“The closest regional conference is in Georgia so we decided to start a local conference,” Kennison said. “Our goal is to inform teachers and students about one of the most popular majors in the country.”

Keynote speakers include psychology professors: Charles Brewer, Furman University; Susan Nolan, Seton Hall University; James Nairne, Purdue University; and Nicole Judice-Campbell, University of Oklahoma.

Registration fees and grants from American Psychological Association, Society for Teaching of Psychology, Cengage Publishers, Worth Publishers, McGraw-Hill Publishers and Psi Chi are used to fund the conference.

The conference is at the Renaissance Hotel, 10 N. Broadway in Oklahoma City. The registration fee is $35 for students and $55 for non-students.

To learn more, visit or contact Kennison at or (405) 744-7335.

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