2013 MISTOP Conference

Friday and Saturday, February 22 and 23, 2013

Hosted by The College of DuPage Psychology Faculty and Psi Beta Chapter

College of DuPage

Jack H. Turner Conference Center
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000
Jack H. Turner Conference Center 
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599

The 20th Midwest Institute for Teachers of Psychology is being held concurrently with the 12th Midwest Institute for Students of Psychology. Each year more than 200 teachers and students from high school through graduate school gather to share their knowledge and experience of the science of psychology. The program offers a variety of sessions presented by leaders in psychology education as well as ample time for informal sharing and networking among participants.

MISTOP has been approved for Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) for Illinois high school teachers by the Illinois State Board of Education.


Participant Categories and Fees


Early Registration
(By Friday, Feb. 8)

Late Registration
(After Friday, Feb. 8)

College Instructor



High School Instructor



Adjunct Faculty and Retirees






The registration fee includes lunch and dinner on Friday, February 22, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, February 23.


Online Registration

Register online using MasterCard or Visa.
For additional information, contact Ada Wainwright at 
(630) 942-2509, or email wainwr@cod.edu


Mail Registration

You may also mail this registration form with a check payable to College of DuPage to:
Dr. Ada Wainwright
Health and Sciences
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599


About College of DuPage

College of DuPage is a comprehensive community college serving 48 Illinois communities with more than 1 million residents and 20,000 businesses in most of DuPage and parts of Will and Cook counties. More than 90 areas of study are available in classes on campus in Glen Ellyn, IL, and at more than 100 satellite locations throughout the college district.


Lodging - New Hotel for 2013

A block of rooms has been reserved for conference participants at the:
Wyndham Lisle-Chicago Hotel
3000 Warrenville Road
Lisle, IL 60532

For reservations, call the hotel directly at (630) 505-1000 or (800) WYNDHAM and identify yourself as a participant of the College of DuPage Midwest Institute for Students/Teachers of Psychology. You must register by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8 to receive the conference rate. Complementary transportation to and from the conference will be provided.

Complementary transportation to and from the conference will be provided.


How to Get to College of DuPage

College of DuPage is located at the intersection of Fawell Boulevard and Lambert Road in Glen Ellyn, IL. The campus is accessible by driving south from Roosevelt Road or north from Butterfield Road on Park Boulevard or Lambert Road. View Maps and Directions



The Midwest Institute for Students and Teachers of Psychology is partially underwritten by the following publishers:

Cengage Learning
McGraw-Hill Education
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Pearson Higher Education
Worth Publishers
W.W. Norton & Co.




9 to 9:30 a.m. 

Opening Session/Invited Address

9:30 -11:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

Robert L. Breuder, President, College of DuPage
Patricia Puccio and Ada Wainwright, College of DuPage

Social Isolation

John. T. Cacioppo
The University of Chicago 


11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Concurrent Sessions

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

It’s All about the Ostracism: Current Research Directions in Social Exclusion

Susan Markunas and Michelle Grzybowski
DePaul University

Effective Citizenship: Engaging Students in the Psychological Community

Mikelene Ray
Alverno College

Cooperative Learning: Activities and Active Assignments for Advanced Psychology Classes

Faith Shotts-Flikkema
Forest Hills Northern High School
Cornerstone University

Data Labs: Data Collection for Introductory Psychology (pdf of presentation)

Thomas Ludwig
Hope College 

Concurrent Sessions

1:45 to 2:45 p.m.

Head, Heart, and Hands in College Teaching (pdf of presentation)

Steven Meyers
Roosevelt University

Breaking Barriers

Kashunda McGriff and Leticia Carrillo
South Suburban College

Using and Engaging with Technology: An Approach to Student Success

Lorelei Carvajal
Triton College

WillFindHope.org: Students, Community and Joliet Junior College Collaborate to Decrease Stigma and Discrimination

Margot Underwood, Travis Cisco, Marky Bey, Darren Newenhouse, Anita Young and Jeff Schikora
Joliet Junior College
Ginni Demko
Lewis University 

Concurrent Sessions

3 to 4 p.m.

Project-Based Research Methods Courses: Students’ Gateway to the Research Enterprise

Jeremy A. Houska
Concordia University Chicago
Elizabeth A. Majka
University of Chicago
Jordan R. Wagge
Avila University

Diverse Students and Psychological Content: The Importance of Person-Environment Fit in the Classroom

Rachel Schmale and Elizabeth K. Gray
North Park University

Mind Always Matters: Practicing Mindfulness in the Classroom (pdf of presentation)

Amanda C. Gingerich
Butler University

Developing Research Skills: Integration Throughout the Psychology Curriculum

Jeff Kellogg and David Rusbusan
Marian University 

General Session/Invited Address

4:15 to 5:30 p.m.

A Cultural Approach to Human Development: Toward a Psychology of Humanity

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
Clark University 


5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

General Session

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.


Compelling Demonstrations for the Introductory Psychology Course

Drew Appleby, Moderator
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis



8 to 9 a.m.

Participant Poster Session
Book Display 

Concurrent Sessions

9 to 10 a.m.

Educational Mobile Apps: A Few of My Favorite Things (pdf of presentation)

Jeffrey R. Stowell
Eastern Illinois University

Helping Veteran Students Succeed in Class (ppt of presentation)

Deborah S. Podwika and Cari Stevenson
Kankakee Community College

Mentoring in the Classroom: a Career Exploration Class for Psychology Majors

Drew Appleby
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis


Concurrent Sessions

10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

How to do Research in Psychology (and Why You Should)

Kenneth Gray, College of DuPage
Leslie Cameron and Robert Maleske, Carthage College
Lora Vasiliauskas, Virginia Western Community College
William Addison, Eastern Illinois University

Don’t Call Them Names: Reframing Students’ Irksome Behaviors

Richard Alexander
Muskegon Community College
Faith Shotts-Flikkema
Forest Hills Northern High School
Cornerstone University

I Cannot Tell a Lie. I Love to Cherry-Pick. (pdf of presentation)

Paul Smith
Alverno College

Closing Session/Invited Address

11:20 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Dark Side of Pedagogy

David B. Daniel
James Madison University


12:30 to 1:30