The 24th Annual Midwest Institute for Students and Teachers of Psychology

Friday, March 3, 2017

 

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 24th Midwest Institute for Teachers of Psychology is being held concurrently with the 17th 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.



Poster Session

8 to 9:30 a.m.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000

Registration and Breakfast

9 to 9:30 a.m.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000

Introduction

9:30 a.m.

Keynote Address

Psychologists Writing Textbooks: The Art and Science of Their Craft, Laura Berk, Illinois State University

9:45 to 11 a.m.

Lunch

11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Health Science Center (HSC), Atrium


Concurrent Sessions

12:30 to 1:45 p.m.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000 A, B, F, and Health Science Center (HSC), Room 2324

Gamification and Psychology: Leveling Up Student Motivation

Patrick O’Conner, College of DuPage

In Search of the Perfect Syllabus

Jeffrey Stowell, Eastern Illinois University

The Importance of Accepting Equine Assisted Therapy as a Legitimate Alternative Form of Therapy

Sandra Chavez, Governors State University

Keys to Success in the Undergraduate Statistics Course: Advice from Students Letters Written to Future Students

William Addison, Eastern Illinois University


Concurrent Sessions

2 to 3:15 p.m.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000 A, B, F, andHealth Science Center (HSC), Room 2324

Psychology Contiguous Goals: Helping Students in “Learning-to-Learn” and “Learning-to-Care”

Rachel Schmale and Betsy Gray, North Park University

Preventing and Dealing with Academic Dishonesty (Cheating / Plagiarism) in Your Course

Nickolas G. Shizas and Lora Vasiliauskas, Moraine Valley Community College and Virginia Western Community College

Too Much Drama? (Or Not Enough?): Using Theater to Teach Psychology

Rich Beans, Greenville College

Making the Exception for Exceptional Students

AJ Marsden, Beacon College


Refreshments and Announcing Posters

3:15 to 3:30 p.m.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000


Concurrent Sessions

3:30 to 4:45 p.m.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000 A, B, F, and Health Science Center (HSC), Room 2324

Rest in Peace: Students Create Obituaries as Assessment

Alandra Devall and students, Benedictine University

Preserving the Ego Strength: Changes in Dispositional Empathy and the Psychology of Prosocial Behavior

Amy Baus, University of Dubuque

Does Metacognitive Awareness Improve Student Learning?

Leslie Cameron and Kari Duffy, Carthage College

Student Verifies Truth by Carefully Checking It Against Opinion: Helping Students Evaluate Research in the Media

Ken Gray, Elizabeth Arnott-Hill, Or’Shaundra Benson-Meirick, and Daniel Blewett, College of DuPage


Dinner

5 to 6 p.m.
Health Science Center (HSC), Atrium

Putting Psychology to Work for You

6 to 7:15 p.m.
Misty Hull and Deborah Licht, Pikes Peak Community College
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000

Friday Night Live

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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